GYLLENHAAL AND LEDGER AFFAIR TOPS FILM POLL
The nation’s love-hate affair with infidelity, betrayal and super injunctions hots up as the top ten affair flicks that need their very own super injunction are revealed – with Brokeback Mountain’s epic love story of two young cowboys topping the poll with more than a fifth of the votes (22 per cent).
LOVEFiLM, Europe’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post, asked over 1,000 film fans to vote on which storyline would be in need of a super injunction if the situation was in real life.
A married man’s one night stand coming back to haunt him comes in at number two as Fatal Attraction gets 18 per cent of the votes. When Michael Douglas’ lover (Glenn Close) starts to stalk him and his family, a restraining order is needed as well as a super injunction in this seductive thriller.
The controversial tale of Lolita makes the top three with 13 per cent of the votes. Followed by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s unlikely love affair at number four with 12 per cent – as call girl Vivian goes from working the streets of Sunset Boulevard to our very own Pretty Woman.
Computer specialist (Michael Douglas) is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover (Demi Moore) turned boss in this 1994 thriller, but the affair is more than meets the eye as we anticipate the film’s Disclosure. One in 20 film fans (five per cent) agreed this was in need of a super injunction.
And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson as The Graduate’s love triangle comes in at number eight with four per cent of the votes. Next to ace the film affairs poll is Woody Allen’s Match Point as four love lives become intertwined in this 2005 dramatic thriller. Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ character should definitely consider a super injunction in this penultimate entry with three per cent of the votes.
Set in the Big Apple, Unfaithful comes in at number ten as a wife indulges in an affair with a New York stranger (two per cent).
The top ten film affairs in need of a super injunction are:
- Brokeback Mountain (22 per cent)
- Fatal Attraction (18 per cent)
- Lolita (13 per cent)
- Pretty Woman (12 per cent)
- Romeo & Juliet (nine per cent)
- Notes on a Scandal (six per cent)
- Disclosure (five per cent)
- The Graduate (four per cent)
- Match Point (three per cent)
- Unfaithful (two per cent)
Other (six per cent)
Fliss White, Head of Brand Marketing at LOVEFiLM, commented:
“As super injunctions and illicit affairs continue to hit the headlines, we thought we would find out the affair flicks most in need of their own court ruling. From under-age encounters to love triangles (and squares!) we are definitely a nation who loves a scandal.
“LOVEFiLM lets film fans indulge in the most famous affairs on the silver screen with over 70,000 DVD titles and an instant Watch Online service. So movie lovers can make sure their viewing is always an affair to remember.”