I'm going to start this off with my pet peeve: Land Girls season 3
. (Sorry everyone who has had to listen to me rant about this in the past.)
A pretty but naïve land girl Iris Dawson has two guys interested in her: one is the kind and protective middle-aged farm hand Frank Tucker from the farm she’s working on and the other is Walter Storey, the 20-something brute of a son of the neighboring farmer. Plenty of options for rape here but sadly none are taken advantage of.Episode 1: Iris and Frank alone in the barn - ooo, scary!
There is a scene in the first episode where Tucker visibly wants to give Iris a rapey scare. He orders her to follow him into an empty barn and, when she’s very scared and nervous to begin with, Tucker bangs the door shut behind them so that she jumps. While they’re all alone in there behind closed doors, Tucker tells her to walk further into the barn and, from the look of her expression, she’s expecting something nasty to happen to her. But then it’s revealed that Tucker has brought her into the barn to meet a god damned little fluffy lamb! Aaaaarrgghhh!!!! The amount of sexual frustration in my body at that moment was roughly the equivalent of a 6 megatons nuclear device. Apparently the allusion to rape and Tucker’s threatening theatrics were just his idea of a good joke. Argh! I love gritty, sweaty farmers as fantasy rapists and a setting like a farm or an empty barn is perfectly up my alley, as a result I was gritting my teeth in frustration over missed rape scene opportunities and wanking obsessively like a madwoman to my own imagined scenarios for two weeks after seeing this episode.
The scene screams RAPE
, there's no mistaking it, it's intentionally implied
- The way he makes her
go first into the barn
- The way he checks her out!!!
- The way he chooses to position himself between her and the door, standing still for a moment, prolonging the minutes she spends anxiously worrying what's going on
- The way he tells her to go all the way to the back of the barn without explaining why
- The way he bangs the door shut just to frighten her
- The way he stands behind her on the aisle, looming over her, holding on to the roof beams as if blocking her escape
The rapeyness of the scene was no accident and it is so not fair to tease horny, rape-hungry viewers like that!Episode 2: Iris and drunk Walter Storey
"A kiss to send me on my way!"
"I said no!"
Walter Storey bullies Iris throughout season 3 and even grabs her a few times. He bosses her around, stalks her, intimidates her and acts possessively, obsessively and threateningly towards her. Once when he’s drunk and in a bad mood he grabs her, accuses her of being a tease and tries to force her to kiss him …until Tucker comes to her rescue and the possible rape scene falls apart. Dammit! If there is a tease in this story it's the bloody director.
The barn scene can be seen here at 2:05
and the grabbing and demanding a kiss scene here at 9:23