The siblings declined, saying "that movie's been made a million times, so we're really not interested in it. This is where you are headed. She loved the role and was looking forward to playing a character very different from previous parts in her career. One is the concept of the hand as a sex organ, highlighted by lingering camera shots of Corky and Violet's hands. Rita Kempley for The Washington Post called it "well-nigh unwatchable cruelty for its own sake".