"it's crucial to his project that Walker is a young, attractive woman. If spectators desire her, they come to feel complicit in Officer Daniels' funny games."
Really? Which spectators would those be? The author of this article presumes that only heterosexual men are spectators. I guess women can only be objects, and gay men don't exist at all.
What I find so ironic about this film is that the audience members who refuse to comply, such as the women who walked out on the film, are not recognized for having the moral courage to resist compliance to authority, such as the authority of the filmmaker. And what about the young actress who was humiliated in the role? Wasn't she also in "compliance" with the demands of the director?
I wonder how different this film would be had it been made by a woman for the femlel gaze, rather than by a man for the male gaze.