Welcome Back, Adrian Lyne!

Let's talk about Adrian Lyne for a minute shall we? As a director, he's managed to stay relevant even though his meager output has seen him helm only eight feature films during his long career. But what an impressive eight films they are:

Foxes, Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Jacob's Ladder, Indecent Proposal, Lolita, and Unfaithful.

He offered up one of the best sexually deviant romps ever put on film (9 1/2 Weeks) and then threw cold water on the fire by frightening an entire generation of young guys with a cautionary tale of exactly what could happen after a few drinks and an unhinged one night stand (Fatal Attraction).

Yeah, have a one night stand. I DARE you.
I won't be ignored, Dan!

Then he turned the tables years later on the happily married ladies when he wagged his finger at us for letting our tongues hang out over the May-December lust fest between the young Olivier Martinez and older but still smoking hot Diane Lane in Unfaithful.

Richard who?

Anyway, there's always something smoky and forbidden going on in his films which only adds to their appeal and the cities in which they're set usually serve as more than some place for the action to happen, they take a starring role as well. Never did my hometown of New York seem more familiar than in those shots in Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful.

He made it seem perfectly logical that a lady who wore oddly torn sweatshirts, owned her own welding helmet, danced in local clubs, and knew how to operate a blow torch could very easily audition for a hardcore professional dance troupe and nail it!

I love wearing my torn grey rag with heels

What a feeling!

Still, until recently I would wonder to myself "why such small helpings?"

Turns out Adrian is getting back in the saddle again with Back Roads, a thrilling drama that is slated for 2012 release and I cannot wait.

Murder, family secrets, and a good dose of lust? Check, check, and check.

Welcome back!

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