CRIMES OF PASSION is one of the most offensive films director Russell, or anyone, has ever made. It's technically brilliant, as are most of Russell's movies, but the subject matter is so bizarre that it defies belief. Turner lives a double life--as a prim clothes designer by day and a $50
streetwalker by night. Perkins, a fanatic minister who claims he wants to save her, is given to watching nude dancers and then shouting his sermons to anyone in his seedy district of the city who will listen. In a subplot, Laughlin and Potts are a married couple with no sex in their union after a
dozen years. When Turner's boss thinks that she may be pirating designs, he assigns L...