Monday, November 14, 2005
The Idea of Incest
A confession: I find the idea of incest sexy. I haven't the slightest interest in father-daughter incest but hearing, reading or watching on film when mother and son, brother and brother or brother and sister get it on turns me on. Three intense films: 'The Dreamers' (aka les innocents) by Bertolucci - young American student gets dragged into a menage with a brother and sister with dark, tense, incestuous undertones. 'La Luna' also Bertolucci, a mother and son thrown together by the death of the father and by the son's heroin. Critics hated it - As a teenager I watched it on TV late one night on Channel Four and it invaded my fantasies for weeks - largely because of the beautiful Matthew Barry. 'The Cement Garden' an adaptation of Ian McKewan's first novel of the same name, a family of kids left alone in the house begin playing 'family' in a fucked up way, Andrew Robinson sexy even through the grease and spots and lank hair.