I watched Elle (2016) last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Before watching the movie I read in many places that it's a highly controversial movie. But after watching the movie, I could not really understand what are the so controversial elements in the movie.
I understand that this is a highly feminist movie, the male characters are so weak, so vulnerable. I understand that Michele's not informing the police about the rape, might inspire other females to do so or anything else? I understand that Michele's very old mother's keeping a very young boyfriend may disgust some viewers, but that also happens in society.
I also heard that no famous American actress wanted to act as Michele in the movie. But after watching the movie, I did not find too much sexuality in the movie considering that Hollywood also produces movies like Fifty Shades of Grey type completely sexual movie.
Can anyone please explain?