Russia; where the women are almost as cheap as the booze. He made his name bootlegging vodka and selling it almost as cheaply as the women that fell into his hands. Politicians, royalty, the rich and the famous come to him for good prices and even better stock. Iona (Jay Gatsby) has more in his closet than most. It’s no secret he’s a werewolf, how else do you think he’s managed to ensure all loans are collected upon. Nor is it any secret the kind of men he keeps company with. As a result you might not be surprised to find out that even some, albeit a small amount, manage to slip through his grip. That’s what she did. Daisy (Lana del Rey) was his captor, the woman who managed to steal away what little humanity he had left. The girl, a mere fourteen when they met, held his attention so severely it ached to be away from her. But, like most things in life, business called. When he returned to his beloved motherland and his, what he assumed to be still ever loving Daisy (LDR) he was shocked to find her moved on. Married to another man she crushed what little of his soul was left beneath her patent heel.
Nick (Hugh Dancy) never asked for this. Thrown in at the deep end he’s so far under cover he can no longer tell if he’s treading water or drowning. He pities the man he’s come to known, almost considering him a friend. In all honesty he’s all the Russian has, he’s come to know it and come to rely on it. That doesn’t, of course stop him reporting back to the ministry. Tom (Daniel Craig) never wanted to marry, no he was happy living the life of the powerful and wealthy. Hailing from an old family he grew up accustomed to the life of splendor, the parties, the various women falling in and out of his father’s bed. He learnt to covet what he saw and so he built that life for himself, the ideal life. The ideal life until the small niggle became a clawing became a suffocating idea that his wife might be fucking someone else.
And then there’s Myrtle. Poor, plain, Myrtle. Never truly wanted by anyone, unhappy in her life and miserable with her choices. She wants nothing more than to better herself but instead finds herself objectified and used merely as a complicated sex toy. She’s no different to Daisy in most senses, the only problem is growing up poor hasn’t afforded her the ability to make the same choices as her female counterpart.