The “Demented” Sarah Butler! My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” Has The Star Of The Provocative “I Spit On Your Grave!”

A Beautiful Actress Tackles A Provocative Role!

As we dive into the month of October – and Halloween – I want to showcases those Cult Movie Queens who have appeared in some of horror’s most provocative films!

Celebrating The Provocative Career Of Sarah Butler!

My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” highlights great Cult Movie Queens who aren’t afraid to put it all out there, and Sarah Butler fits that bill perfectly!

A native of Puyallup Washington, Sarah grew up singing in the choir, and performed in high school and community theatre. She had “the acting bug”, which led her to Hollywood!

She moved to Los Angeles to study theatre at the University of Southern California, and got her first taste of stardom when she played Belle, the Princess in “Beauty and the Beast”, for a year and a half at Disneyland!

As Sarah said:

“I initially got a job at Disneyland through a friend who was working there. He said, ‘You would make a great princess there,’ and that I should audition. So I just went on a whim to audition, and I wound up getting a job as Belle, from ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ at Disneyland.”

Ultimately, Sarah dropped out of college and began booking appearances on TV shows like “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY” among others before she got her big break:

Sarah’s big break came when she starred in the 2010 remake of the notorious 1978 shocker “I Spit On Your Grave!”

Butler was initially put off by the film’s shocking storyline as well as the nudity and violence, but the film’s strong character arc and “feminist edge” helped convince her to take the role.

Check out the trailer:

Butler starred as Jennifer Hills, a novelist who is brutally gang raped while staying at a cabin in the woods; as with the original film, this sequence is a tough watch:

Just as with the original film, this is brutal stuff – but, that’s the point of the story, because after she recovers from this savage attack, she metes out justice on her own brutal terms, and just as graphically!

These films are certainly not for everyone…much like the “Death Wish” series in the 70’s starring Charles Bronson, you get shocking crimes and then the ultimate justice!

Next up, Butler starred in “The Stranger Within”, alongside Estella Warren and William Baldwin.

Check out the trailer:

In this erotic thriller, an acclaimed actress and her psychiatrist husband escape on a relaxing vacation but on the first night, they meet a young girl with blood on her hands and a penchant for mind games.

As you can see, she had no problem playing the sex kitten who shows up to wreck havoc on others…

Next up was “Treachery”, starring alongside Michael Biehn.

Butler next starred in the 2013 horror film “The Demented”.

Six college friends reunite for a carefree weekend that soon turns deadly. A terrorist attack in a nearby town infects most of the residents with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms,

Check out the trailer:

Sarah was on a roll, starring in a non-stop series of erotic thrillers, horror shockers and mainstream action thrillers as well!

In 2014, she starred along with Malcolm McDowell in “Free Fall”.

Check out the trailer:

In 2015, she returned for the third entry in the “I Spit On Your Grave” series:

“I Spit On Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine!”

Jennifer is still haunted by the memory of being gang raped and almost killed years ago. At her therapist’s advice, she joins group therapy and meets similar women. She befriends one and they want more than just talk – justice/vengeance.

Check out the trailer:

As you can see, Sarah was unafraid to bare all for the role – and these films, while shocking, are also classic “revenge” films: as the victim becomes the aggressor.

In many ways it’s a female version of “Death Wish!”

The following year, Sarah went from being a victim to being a femme fatale again!

“Nightmare Nurse!”

When a woman and her boyfriend are injured in a car crash, he is left with a leg injury which requires them to hire a nurse, but the woman they select is more trouble than she appears.

Check out the trailer to see a surprise!

Yes, that was Traci Lords!

This controversial Adult Film Star has a notorious story:

She got into the porn business when she was 15-1/2, and the story of how she did it made for an incredibly compelling podcast…click here to find out how to listen:

As for Sarah, she continues to act in film and TV, with more than 38 credits already in her career!

Bravo Sarah on your provocative career!

I’m highlighting “Cult Movie Queens” this month who have appeared in some classic shockers:

Kelly Brook was a model as well as Actress, including a role in one of the great guilty pleasures of every Halloween season – the 3D madness of “Piranha!”

The camera loves Kelly in the film, and she acted in many many more as well – all with very few clothes! Click here to see more of her revealing career:

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3 replies

  1. Thanks for these. Looking forward to tomorrow’s post. Cheers



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