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A Clockwork Orange is a film most well known for a scene in which the antihero sexually assaults a woman known as Mrs. Alexander, while jauntily belting out Singing in the Rain.
The scene was constructed so that the viewer would identify with her husband.
The movie was constructed so that the viewer would identify with her perpetrator.
Her gender was constructed so that a female-bodied viewer would identify in her body.
The credit sequence was constructed so that the viewer would be left with “Singing in the Rain” in their mind.
When watching, or speaking of, A Clockwork Orange, I became Mrs. Alexander. When watching, or speaking of, A Clockwork Orange, she/I became my wife.
When watching, or speaking of, A Clockwork Orange, she/I became my victim.
When hearing, or singing, Singing is the Rain, it happened again.
Is it uncommon to relive events in which your body played no part?
Adrienne Corri was an actress most well known for her role as Mrs. Alexander, in the 2-minute scene of sexual assault in which her clothes are cut off. She spent the rest of the scene, and most of the four-day shoot, in nothing but red socks.
Adrienne Corri insisted that she get paid, regardless, when Stanley Kubrick asked, “What if we don’t like her tits?”
Adrienne Corri described her roll as “Debbie Reynolds, to [Malcolm McDowell]’s Gene Kelly.”
Adrienne Corri renamed Stanley Kubrick “Sidney,” just to annoy him.
Adrienne Corri gave Stanley Kubrick red socks for Christmas.
In this work, I invoke Adrienne Corri’s spirit.
In this work, I induct Adrienne Corri into the army I carry.
With this work, I no longer become Mrs. Alexander or her rapist.
With this work, I become Adrienne Corri and her wives.