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Abel Ferrara – Official Website - Could This Be Love

Could This Be Love is a short film that Abel Ferrara made in 1973. Jacky is a young woman living in Greenwich Village who is an artist and hangs out with her best friend Renee. After finishing her latest drawing for the day, Jacky and Renee travel to a low-rent bar and pick up a prostitute, named Cathy. After having a lesbian threesome with her, they invite Cathy to a dinner party being given in honor of Mr. Gatto, a department story purchaser interested in a range of shoes made by Jacky's husband, Michael. Also at the party is Renee's husband Stephen, and Stephen's pianist friend Dennis. Renee introduces Cathy as her cousin to Mr. Gatto and everyone else.

As the evening progress, Mr. Gatto strikes up a friendship to Cathy, while Jacky and Renee secretly express their contempt for her. Mr. Gatto explains his business dealings with Dennis and about his ability to make profit from his sales purchases. Dennis and Cathy are intrigued, but everyone else is just bored. Cathy has a little too munch to drink, and retires to a bedroom. Mr. Gatto follows her there, where he talks more with her about his admiration of her beauty and ability to influence people. But instead of taking advantage of her, Mr. Gatto says his goodnight, and leaves.

As Jacky and Renee clean up after every one, they talk with Stephen about how stupid and snobbish Mr. Gatto was, and about how Cathy is such a prude. Cathy, overhears them from the bedroom and looks on in the dark, empty bedroom with unmistakable depression.

《难道这是爱》是一部由阿贝尔•费拉拉(Abel Ferrara)在西元1973年所拍制的短片。洁可(Jacky)是一个住在格林威治村的年轻的女艺术家,她经常与她最好的朋友蕾妮(Renee)在一起。在完成了她当天的最后一幅画之后,洁可和蕾妮(Renee)前往了一间廉租的酒吧间,并且召了一位妓女,名叫凯西(Cathy)。在经过了三人的女同志性爱后,她们邀请凯西参加一场由加托先生(Mr. Gatto)举办的一场晚餐派对,加托先生是一位百货公司的采购人员,对于洁可的老公迈克尔(Michael)所制作的鞋子都感到有兴趣。在派对上的人还有蕾妮的丈夫斯蒂芬(Stephen)和斯蒂芬的钢琴家朋友丹尼斯(Dennis)。蕾妮假借凯西是她表妹的身份将凯西介绍给加托先生和其他人。在派对进行了一阵子后,正当洁可和蕾妮偷偷表达对凯西的蔑视时,加托先生与凯西却交谈了起来。加托先生说到他与丹尼斯的生意往来,和他的赚钱能力。丹尼斯和凯西对这个话题都感兴趣,但其他人只是感到无聊。由于凯西喝了太多酒,于是她到了一间房间里休息,加托先生跟随着她到房间,并且跟她表示了对她的爱慕,以及她可以改变人的影响力。加托先生并没有趁她酒醉的机会占她便宜,相反地他跟她道了声晚安并且离开房间。就在洁可和蕾妮整理干净后,她们跟斯蒂芬谈到加托先生有多愚蠢和势利,还有凯西是个假正经的女人。凯西,在房间里无意中听到他们的谈话,她沮丧地看着黑暗中,空荡荡的房间。