Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried's explicit sex scene in Chloe has dominated the film's coverage. Critics have called it unserious, or part of a "Sapphic psycho" cliche. "It's not like they're just fucking," screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) told me.
So what exactly is going on? Moore plays a gynecologist who suspects her husband is cheating on her and hires a honey-pot — a high-class call girl, played by Seyfried — to try to seduce him to test his loyalty. The high-melodrama plot (based on a French film) is offset by the chilly discipline of Atom Egoyan's direction and visuals. Wilson's script is the first he's directed that's not his own.