Hollywood director places incest alongside gay marriageOnline Only, Top Highlights Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
In controversial remarks, that have inadvertently offended some in the LGBT community, writer-director Nick Cassavetes has placed incest alongside gay marriage.
In an interview with TheWrap at the launch of his new movie Yellow at the Toronto Film Festival, Cassavetes started to defend the main character’s incestuous love affair with her own brother.
Cassavetes whose father is actor-director John Cassavetes stated he could not condemn it.
“I have no experience with incest,” he told TheWrap. “We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want.
“Who gives a shit if people judge you?” he continued. “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”
Yellow is described as a dramedy and stars Heather Wahlquist as Mary, a young woman with a drug habit and a variety of other problems. Yellow also stars Sienna Miller and Melanie Griffith.
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