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Lizards in Movies
Sirens (1993)
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This is an Australian movie about a conservative English minister (Hugh Grant) who travels to Australia in the 1930s with his wife to talk to a painter to convince him to withdraw one of his controversial paintings of nude women from an art exhibition. The movie's title refers to his painting of the Sirens who lure men to their deaths with their intoxicating song. The minister is shocked (but lured) by the painter's three beautiful models, who we see frequently posing nude for the painter, while his wife deals with her own repressed sexual urges. The painter refuses to withdraw the painting and tells the minister that after Christianity women have been blamed for all the evil in the world.

We see a lot of wildlife that is unique to the continent. Kangaroos, Koalas, Cockatoos, and giant lizards continually show up for no real reason other than to let you know you are Down Under.

When English Minister Hugh Grant and his English wife first get off the train at a small rural Australian town, they see a man at a desk with a large skink lying on it. The wife makes a face at it, but the lizard is never mentioned or even acknowledged. We also see a Koala, a giant spider, and a Wombat in the movie, along with some snakes.