$$$ REINE et RUINE $$$ QUEEN and RUIN $$$
It's a story of a poor woman who everybody wanted to fuck, but nobody cared about.
Roxanne Parée: Laurence Leboeuf (The Queen, blond dreamgirl, woman with experience)
Anastasia (stage/escort name) Xenia Sin (The Ruin, dark soul, redhead, symbol of a sexual riot)
Madonna: Irina Troubetskaia (Russian Pimp, owner of a massage parlor)
John #1: Matthew Courtemanche (deaf client, always falls in love with sex workers)
John #2: Hubert Proulx (married man, dad, egoist, sex-porn addict)
Director of photography:
Writer and director:
REINE $ RUINE is an epidermal and destabilizing plot between reality and fiction, pleasure and destruction, power and loss of control of Roxanne, a prostitute who tries to survive in contemporary post-feminist society.
The visual project is between crude language and refined poetry, outrageous images with chaste images, hypersexualisation and self-criticism, submission and female resilience to dogmas of mankind.
REINE $ RUINE reveals what women (more than we believe to) are thinking. The ultimate goal is to encourage men who consume commercial sex to make an introspection on how they live their sexuality. The project suggests that they are victims and perpetrators of a sexual and superficial capitalist propaganda. If many may seem doing well in this "sexual misery", it's because we are "programmed" for it. The project wants to bring back all the vulnerability that exists in human sexuality as also reconcile men and women, giving back a sacred value to their relationship, breaking the sexual marketing and regain control on intimacy, decency and life privacy.
INFORMATION about Xenia Sin (the director):
Multidisciplinary Artist, Subversive Creator, Public Relations Specialist, Social Issues Columnist
Xenia is an actress, a public speaker and radio/paper columnist. Her work involves innovation in the management of creativity and her goal is to capture and express the essence of inconsciousness in an unprecedented and unparalleled way, using performance, cinema, theatre, music, immersion, poetry, interactive media, dance and technology. Xenia Sin is an artist based in Montreal and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She just finished HEC University, a business school, where she was researching the marketing of creativity. Xenia spend 3 years of her life researching and analysing sex industry in North America. She's working now on her first short-movie, called Reine$Ruine. Also, she works as a marketing consultant for special events with Spa le TSAR and for ROUGE MEKONG (immersive cinema).
Agent: Sybille Sasse