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Sawajiri promises sizzling scenes in 'Helter Skelter'


The cast and crew of Erika Sawajiri's upcoming movie "Helter Skelter" promise the movie will not shy away from the shocking content of the original and said there will be a steamy sex scene.

“Helter Skelter” is based on an award-winning sexually graphic manga by Kyoko Okazaki. Sawajiri takes the role of Ririko who becomes a new breed of entertainment industry star after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her entire body. When the clinic is investigated for its shady business practices, Ririko's beauty to starts fade. Her mental condition also starts to deteriorate.

The movie, directed by Mika Ninagawa, marks Sawajiri's first movie starring role since "Closed Note" in 2007. That was the start of her troubles when she displayed a bad attitude during a stage appearance at the Japan premiere.

Sawajiri told reporters that she enjoyed making "Helter Skelter" and that she is happy to be back in business.

"Helter Skelter" opens July 14.

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A movie with shocking content and steamy sex scenes, nothing new here. I am curious what bad attitude she displayed at her 2007 premiere.

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I like Erika - I thought her Snickers add was a very tongue-in-cheek self parody that shows a bit of maturity and perspective. I'm happy to stunt double for the steamy sex scene too, by the way.

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Amazing what JapanToday will promote!

Is this an advertising kickback deal?

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Looking forward to seeing it. Saw the promos on TV and it looks interesting.

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@sensei258 All she could say to any question during her interview at that premiere was "Betsu ni"....She was totally uncooperative with everyone present.

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Sawajiri promises sizzling scenes in 'Helter Skelter'

In the scene she fries me some bacon.

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@wanderlust-arigatougozaimashita! It figures that five years later that rudeness is still an issue.

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I think she may have put her immature days behind her. Looking forward to the new movie.

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I think she may have put her immature days behind her. Looking forward to the new movie. .....................................................

let's hope she'll put the adult infront

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"Steamy" is an interesting euphemism when describing sex. For example, it`s been very useful to Rupert Murdoch and his tabloids, helping to give those publications the seal of approval for publishing and making a huge profit from soft porn (before the advent of certain internet content becoming easily accessible to those in urgent need of some "steam" ) while still being able to wag a self-righteous finger of condemnation at those guilty of sexual indiscretions. However, I see it is still a useful term to safely promote soft porn.

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If only she'd promise actual talent and practice civility she might actually warrant respect. As it is, she is merely a body -- and that's all she can offer.

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Ririko’s beauty to starts fade. Her mental condition also starts to deteriorate.

Cool! Sounds like marriage!

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Erika is ridiculously hot.

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Erika is ridiculously hot.

??? How would you know? Can she act?

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As I always say... betsuni.

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Me: "Erika is ridiculously hot"

presto: "How would you know?" Can she act?"

I can still see pretty well! And yeah, she can act! You must have missed Ichi Liter no Namida.

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I sure hope, for the movie industry's sake, that she's going to actually help promote the movie this time.

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Does this have anything yo do with the Beatles' song?

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