Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Directed by Steven Shainberg (Lions Gate; September 20).
Waifish Gyllenhaal gets into some serious kink with her new boss (Spader).
Vice Tally: B&D, S&M, spanking, masturbation, self-mutilation, water sports.
Spader jerks off on Gyllenhaal while forcing her to stare at a dead earthworm.
Memorable Line: “Miss Holloway, could you come into my office, please?”
2. The Man From Elysian Fields
Starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, and Julianna Margulies. Directed by George Hickenlooper (Goldwyn/Fireworks; October 4).
Failed writer Garcia works for Jagger’s male-escort service to support perfect wife Margulies.
Vice Tally: Adultery, prostitution, plagiarism.
Little onscreen sex, but Jagger is at his creepiest and steals the show.
Memorable Line: “I ruined his life enough to give him something to write about.”
3. The Rules of Attraction
Starring James Van Der Beek and Shannyn Sossamon. Directed by Roger Avary (Lions Gate; October 11).
Van Der Beek vacillates between virginal Sossamon and her male pal. Based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel.
Vice Tally: Bisexuality, masturbation, drugs.
Sossamon getting it doggie-style from a drunken frat boy who vomits all over her in mid-act.
Memorable Line: “I really tried to kill myself right before I faked it!”
4. Auto Focus
Starring Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, and Maria Bello. Directed by Paul Schrader (Sony Classics; October 18).
Kinnear, as swinging sixties TV star Bob Crane (Hogan’s Heroes), videotapes himself having sex with chicks. Lots of chicks.
Vice Tally: voyeurism, group sex, masturbation.
Kinnear gets bludgeoned to death with his own camera tripod.
Memorable Line: “A day without sex is a day wasted.”