Thursday, April 25, 2019

Johnny Depp's Harem Fantasy

Johnny Depp  - Don Juan DeMarco 1995 

Johnny Depp is no stranger to outlandish costumes;  Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994) more on that later, and many more. There are several scenes from the movie Don Juan DeMarco (1994) that I vividly remember.

TVTROPS has this synopsis on the movie:

The eponymous character, 21-year-old John R. DeMarco (Johnny Depp) is a charming young man who customarily dresses in a long cape and domino mask, and introduces himself as the legendary seducer Don Juan. Following a thwarted suicide attempt (prompted by a rejection from "the only (woman) who has ever mattered"), he's sent to a mental institution for treatment. A sympathetic psychiatrist, Dr. Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando) takes his case, and is given ten days to cure John of his delusions before his own retirement. But their analytical sessions have an unexpected effect; John's over-the-top romanticism and appealing (if wildly improbable) tales of sexual conquest affect his would-be healer more than himself. Dr. Mickler is inspired to spice up his marriage to still-beautiful Marilyn (Faye Dunaway), whilst developing serious doubts whether John/ Don Juan should be 'cured' at all. "(I need) to get into this world that he’s in, and it’s a wonderful world."

In the movie, the character Don Juan DeMarco, "greatest lover of all time",  recounts many of his romantic fantasies in vivid detail. The one that stuck with me was the harem story.  I do not remember too many of the details other than the scenes with Don Juan (Depp) in full harem costume. Looking every bit the harem girl, he is beautiful. Those scenes have stuck with me for well over 20 years. Love the outfits.  See more stills from the movie here.  

Do you have a harem maiden fantasy?

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