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Christina Ricci

Black Snake Moan

2 Mar, 2007

Ricci plays Rae, a promiscuous young woman, in this drama written and directed by Craig Brewer. Rae, a victim of sexual abuse, has grown up to not care how or who uses her body. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is determined to save her from herself. Co-starring Justin Timberlake and S. Epatha Merkerson.

I think there are millions of women like Rae out there. The link between childhood sexual abuse and promiscuity in women and low self-worth and post-traumatic stress and low self-esteem, that link has been well established. And when I read the script, she was such an honest representation in a way without judgment on that kind of person. I thought, ‘Oh, it’s so great to see someone who’s not sugar coated,’ because that implies judgment.

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