SLEEPINGIt’s hard not to be suspicious of the “psycho-sexual thriller” tag when a flick like Black Swan gets dubbed as one over a hyped up, watered-down lesbian fancy. But, maybe, the Cannes-selected Sleeping Beauty is actually psycho-sexual and a thriller.

First-time director Julia Leigh rescues actress Emily Browning from Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch brothel for mentally insane and unbelievable female characters into a upper class house of escorts. Sleeping Beauty’s specialty is taking a black-out doze of tranquilizers and sleeping through the job. The trailer promises Eyes Wide Shut-ish stylishness and Salo-esque possibilities for allegory… or is that too optimistic?