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Affichage des articles du août 21, 2017

"Physical descriptions of sex are just supermarket romance fiction"

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A l'occasion de la sortie prochaine de The Deuce, nouvelle série HBO sur l'univers du X dans le NYC des années 70/80, l'acteur James Franco et l'écrivain Edmund White parlent librement de sexe et de sa représentation au cinéma et dans la littérature.


Edmund White: People say to me, “Oh, you write so many sex scenes,” and I say, “Yeah, but I’m trying to show you what sex feels like, which is almost never done.” Because pornography is designed for one-handed reading, it has to follow a certain rhythm where it leads to a climax, whereas real sex is oftentimes funny because the body fails, or the spirit fails, or you think you’re going to do something but it doesn’t come off. I try to show what actually goes on in your mind: You’re worried about the cramp in your leg, or whether you can keep it up, or whether she or he is really enjoying it. In one novel or another I said that sex is the most intense form of communication we have but we don’t know what we’re saying or what…