Movie Review: “Black Swan” Has Mad Chicks, Made Me Feel Crazy

After a more-than-slightly-skewed trailer and over a year of Internet buzz, Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Black Swan, garnered what critics called “a certain lesbian allure” due to what may or may not be a girl-on-girl love scene between co-stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. And although this drove us to the theaters like moths to a flame (a lesbian, lesbian flame), moviegoers who actually witnessed Black Swan found that Aronofsky’s film is about much more. Exploring issues such as body image, pressure, and (yes) sexuality, Black Swan brings to light the societal pressures that create insanity and eventually causes audiences to wonder: is it insanity at all?