It’s been more than 20 years since Isabella Rossellini got naked in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. Most of us assumed her saucy phase had passed, but now the actress returns with “Green Porno,” a series of bizarre two-minute films commissioned by the Sundance Channel and intended for viewing on cell phones. She portrays a fly, a spider and an earthworm to show how small creatures reproduce, and co-stars in the vignettes with cardboard cutouts as she demonstrates various “techniques.” Sounds like something Lynch might have directed, but Rossellini scripted and lensed the clips herself. (And we know how Lynch feels about watching anything on a cell phone.) She talked to CNN about the mating habits of praying mantises: “The female eats up the male, and the male continues to mate until he’s completely eaten and dead.” Serves him right for not sending flowers and springing for dinner first.
—Posted by David Gianatasio