The movie says, implicitly, that he’s not Bronson or Liam Neeson — he’s you or me.

At a glance, “Nocturnal Animals,” with its hot glare of sex and violence, seems like a totally different animal from “A Single Man,” which was a magic-hour L. period piece about a refined gay professor in the pre-liberation era. The Colin Firth character in “A Single Man” may have been conservative and closeted, but he was rapturously romantic — and Ford, in one of the most daring moves in modern gay cinema, portrayed that very romanticism in ways that linked it to a more repressed era.

He tapped into the richness of feelings that could only be expressed underground.

Edward is trying to write novels, and until he succeeds it looks like he might spend his life working in a bookstore, but that’s not enough for Susan — and we understand why.

She’s not portrayed as greedy; she just wants a life. Here, as in “A Single Man,” Ford’s staging is staid and classical, elegant and at times a touch overdeliberate, although he’s ambitious without being pretentious.

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It features Redfoo and a group of men including Hok from Quest Crew, The Shuffle Bot, Nathan Pasley and Q dancing around town in speedos in front of women. Chelsea Korka, Ron Jeremy, Wilmer Valderrama, Alistair Overeem, Victor Kim, Steve Terada, Lola Blanc, Ryan Conferido, Ryan Feng of Quest Crew, Mindy Robinson, Angelo Marconi, Darren Mabee, Darla George, and Simon Rex all have cameos in the video.

It turns out that we’re watching an art installation at the gallery owned and curated by Susan Morrow (Adams), and what it expresses, in a very extreme way, is everything our junky cosmetic culture doesn’t “allow.” It’s a rebuke to moneyed perfection. The whole setup borders on silver-spoon cliché, but then Ford leads us into another world.

Susan has been sent the manuscript of a novel, entitled “Nocturnal Animals,” written by her ex-husband, Edward (Gyllenhaal), with whom she hasn’t spoken for 19 years.

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