The video release of the film contained an additional two minutes of footage that was not in the theatrical version. It wasn't unusual for Moore to strip - she had done so on five previous occasions on film: In one scene while standing on top of his coffee table, she stripped out of her black bra down to her black thong as the perverted, obsessed Congressman Dilbeck promised her - grabbing at her ankles and knees: You just don't know how much I worship you.
I've got a little surprise for you. No peeking" - and smashed the spike of her high heel into his hand. The film was based upon socialite Arianna Huffington's best-selling biography: It chronicled his intense friendship and rivalry with Henri Matisse Joss Ackland , and one of his many sexist, libido-enriched seductions and abuses of women. The film's main focus was on his tyrannical and possessive control over 23 year-old Parisian art student Francoise Gilot Natascha McElhone who narrated the film in voice-over , beginning in when Picasso was in his 60s , after which she became his emotionally-terrorized mistress.
Picasso was known to follow a particular routine when he introduced himself as a painter to female prospects. In a restaurant, one of Picasso's rival artists and one of his ousted lovers, Argentinian painter Dora Maar Julianne Moore , looked on as Picasso arrived, and predicted what he would say to two pretty young painters he had just met: I'm a painter, too. Come to my studio, I'd like to show you my work. I know your face so well.
I painted it before you were even born. You must come to my studio sometime, and I'll show you around. You know, I've painted your face before you were born. No one stops you on the street and says you're a Picasso? Soon after, Francoise made a brief trip to Picasso's studio with Genevieve. As they were leaving, Picasso invited the naive Francoise to return by herself: But come because you like me, not as if you're visiting the holy shrine of Fatima, all right?
It was what happened to everyone whose life was touched by his. No one could ever remain the same. He then told her, self-mockingly, after kissing her: If you were a properly brought-up young lady, you would feel insulted. Here I am, an artist of some reputation, and you're an innocent young girl come to visit, and what do I do? I take advantage of you.
A master manipulator and chauvinist, he knew that soon enough, she would succumb and have sex with him. She defiantly told her father Bob Peck that she was quitting school to be with Picasso, so that she would paint full-time: I'm going to study painting full time I'm responsible for myself I'm not going on to law school, but I shall try and be a painter!
No one says no to me! From now on, you beg for your bread in the streets. I wouldn't mind losing my liberty for that. When he turned and saw her total nakedness, he was taken aback by her shapely form: I thought you would be rather androgynous under all those clothes you always wear. Thank God who made you. For once he got it absolutely right. He walked over to her and caressed her face. Afterwards in a prophetic scene, Francoise spoke with her wise but resistant grandmother Joan Plowright who knew of Picasso's reputation: And the whole world knows how many women he's destroyed.
I couldn't bear it for you, darling. You are so young. It's as if you've taken a wrong turning. For the first time, I feel that everything is right, that I'm turned in the right direction. I've never been so sure of anything in my whole life. She eventually bore him two children: In a memorable bedroom scene after a shower with wet hair, the Norwegian model appeared from the bathroom wearing lacy lingerie a white teddy and see-through silk robe. Sociopathic, black glasses-wearing boyfriend Lee Woods James Spader asked her to stop and pose for him: He laughed God definitely broke the mold after you, baby.
It's a world that's too short" as he crawled over and kissed her kneecap and inner left thigh while she arched her back. After placing an ice cube in his mouth, he tossed her back onto the bed, and grabbed her throat - although she cautioned: It makes me not trust you.
She turned him over and reciprocated by ripping open his blue shirt while she sat astride him. She completely removed her top as he grabbed her breasts and they voraciously kissed.
Earlier in the film, Helga was pictured topless and dead in a faked photo to fool Roy Foxx Peter Horton into believing that she had been murdered.