‘Passion’ Trailer Pits Noomi Rapace Against Rachel McAdams in a Dangerous Game of Cat vs. Cat


Passion is an erotic thriller that brings quite a bit of pedigree to the genre. First off, it’s a remake of a French film called Love Crime, and everyone knows that the French are some of the loosest people on the planet. Secondly, it was made by director Brian De Palma, who was pretty much a master of bringing slightly sleazy cinema into the mainstream from the 70s all the way through to the 90s. If you’ve heard about the film already, that’s probably because it played the festival circuit last year, and it had a trailer that teased a big lesbian kiss between Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams.

Well, now the movie is ready for its North American release, so it’s come out with another trailer—one that doesn’t just tease a lesbian kiss either. Nope, this one features a couple of them in all of their pervy glory. That’s not all the sleaze that De Palma looks to be offering up either. Passion is a movie that also features blindfolds, restraints, weird masks, back stabbings, and even a little murder. Might it be tawdry enough to become the Basic Instinct of a new generation? Check out the trailer for yourself and decide.

If you’re the type who enjoys a mix of steamy sex scenes with an over the top presentation and a side of ridiculous murder mystery, then it looks like Passion is going to be just your kind of guilty pleasure. You can watch it on VOD come August 1, or in theaters on August 30—if doing these sorts of things with a whole group of people is more your bag.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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