What is really interesting about this film, apart from the fact it has canon incest, is that it was written and directed by Anna Paquin’s brother Andrew Paquin. Anna and her husband Stephen Moyer only have small cameo roles but obviously they did the film to help out her brother, which is nice. I liked how the movie was set up so that the viewer isn’t suppose to know that the brother and sister (David and Lila) are in fact siblings. There is just subtle hints throughout the movie, and then an obvious allude to it when Lila is talking about David’s children’s book he wrote and how the brother and sister are not being allowed to fall in love with each other, and that they are twins. So the two sibling characters in the movie are not only brother and sister, but twins. I liked how the movie did sort of a role reversal and had the sister calling the shots and being the dominant one, but at the same time the brother was so weak and just seemed so unstable it made it less fun and interesting. It is another example of this sort of toxic codependent relationship between psychotic incestuous siblings that a lot of films that are canon have, but still worth a watch.
Last week I caught up on Arrow and watched episodes 13 – 15 of season three; in other words the epic love story of Oliver and Thea. OMG these episodes, THE FEELS.
If you have been like me and a little discouraged with the show lately, and even contemplated not watching anymore (or have stopped watching), I strongly suggest at least watching these episodes. These episodes remind me of why I fell in love with the show Arrow and Oliver and Thea back in season one.
Thank you show writers for bringing the awesomeness of this show back. Cause it was a snooze fest for a while.
Without giving too much away, a lot goes down in these episodes between Oliver and Thea (unfortunately no sex so lets just get that right out of the way.) A major secret gets revealed, there is a lot of hugging, they go on a couples retreat in the woods…Need I say more?
As is always the case for Oliver, when he is talking to Thea (if you didn’t know they were siblings) you would swear she was his lover. Everything Oliver does (and really has always done) is for Thea, but especially in these episodes. They even train together as one, LOL!
There is also flashback scenes when everyone thought Oliver was dead. He is in Starling City and spies peeping Tom style on Thea. He probably even went up to her room and kissed her goodnight (pushing it?)
What did you think of the episodes?
For a heck of a lot more Oliver and Thea and some of the most memorable scenes from these episodes visit my Arrow tag on the main blog here.
If you found yourself watching the Oscars this year and thought to yourself, “Hmm…I would love to see Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne in a movie where they played mother and son, but they also have to make out, and one of them has to murder the other one,” then you’re in luck because it already exists!
Eddie and Julianne triumphantly emerged from the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening having won two of the night’s biggest prizes, but Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore have far more in common than their respective wins for Best Actor and Actress.
The pair once played a mother and son embroiled in an incestuous and consequently murderous relationship in Tom Kalin’s steamy 2007 film Savage Grace.
The film was based on the alleged relationship shared between Bakelite heir Antony Baekland and his mother, socialite Barbara Daly Baekland. Not only did Anthony suffer from schizophrenia, but he was also homosexual, which was an even bigger deal in the 1960s than it is today. To cover up her son’s sexual orientation, Baekeland spread rumors that they were having an affair. Why? Well, I guess she thought having an Oedipus Complex was better than being gay. The film also features a provocative threesome featuring Eddie, Julianne and co-star Hugh Dancy.
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Watched a really good short film Curfew (in fact it won the Oscar) and its matching feature length film adaptation Before I Disappear thanks to the great recommendation from shipcestuous. Read her commentary on the film set on her wordpress blog here.
Before there was “Thorki” (a huge fan-base that ships Thor and his adopted brother Loki), Tom Hiddleston did a film called“Unrelated.” In it his real life sister Emma played his sister.
In the film, Tom plays a snotty jerk named Oakley who’s kind of the ringleader of the kids who are vacationing with their parents in this villa near Siena. He’s a secondary character with the protagonist being Anna, a middle-aged woman who arrives in Italy alone, and is feeling very out at sea for reasons that are revealed as the story unfolds.
Here is an example of when real life flows into art. The French film Charlotte For Ever was written and directed by Serge Gainsbourg (French composer, writer, actor…) who also stars in the film playing the father of his real life daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. You may recognize her from another incest film The Cement Garden. In Charlotte For Ever things get very weird. Really weird, even for the eighties..
Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first thing Serge and his daughter collaborated on. They did a song and video together calledLemon Incest in 1984, when Charlotte was just thirteen. This song appeared on Charlotte’s debut album titled Charlotte for Everreleased in 1986. All songs except #8 (music by Soviet composer Matvei Blanter) were written by her father Serge Gainsbourg. In parts of the world, the album was released under the controversial title Lemon Incest. Mercury Records re-released the album in France in 2007 under the Lemon Incest title. View the track listings here and purchase the song and/or album from iTunes. If that’s not enough check out the video that takes place on a bed.
A German author of fiction must deal with the sudden knowledge that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a one-night affair in Stockholm. Amazing foreign film. Til Schweiger, the star of the film, also wrote and directed it and it is his real life daughter that is in the film.
Bay and Toby and up having some very strange — almost romantic — interactions in the episode. How did it feel to play out those scene?
VM: Isn’t that the best part of the whole episode? It’s just too good. It was my favorite part of the episode by far. [Laughs] Lucas and I have had a joke from the very beginning where we go, ‘They’re brother and sister, but they’re reallynot.’ So we make that joke all the time that they’re this weird borderline thing because they aren’t related, but they grew up related. In the real world ofSwitched at Birth, obviously that didn’t happen, but it makes for great jokes. So [the writers] found a way to do it so it’s still super creepy, but our world doesn’t suffer from it. Get ready for hashtag Boby!
I laughed so hard during these scenes that I was crying. The look on Bay’s face when she realized her “brother” was hitting on her was priceless.