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.
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.
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.
What’s up with writers writing siblings like a couple on the CW?
Arrow is one of the reasons I started an incestuous blog a year or two ago. In season one of Arrow, Oliver & Thea had WAY too much sexual chemistry to be related. They seemed to have toned it down in season two though, much to my dismay and other queencest shippers.
Although there is a big age gap between Oliver and Thea, she seems wise beyond her years. Probably because she has had to grow up quickly after dealing with the death of their father and then thinking she had lost her brother. In the first season she tries to cover up her emotions by turning to drugs, even though she seemed like a strong person. Oliver is kind of like a father to Thea, because he is constantly trying to protect her. He even hides his identity from her, a lie that is constantly tearing Oliver apart, but time will tell if it pushed Thea away too. Keeping a secret like that from the person you love most in the world can’t be easy.
Turistas – released as Paradise Lost in the UK and Ireland – is an American horror film about what happens when a group of young backpackers’ vacation turns sour in a Brazilian rural area.
Turistas was marketed as a Hostel type of movie, and did rather poorly during it’s limited release in 2006. I heard Brazil also tried and stop the movie’s release do to the picture being bad for the country’s tourism. I thought it was a gem of a movie and is even better than Hostel because it didn’t rely on gore or torture, and had more likeable characters… And a hot brother and sister doesn’t hurt.
Turistas is about a group of friends heading to Brazil for a summer get away. They include Alex (Josh Duhamel), handsome American take-charge dude, his little sister, Bea (Olivia Wilde) and her friend Amy. They soon meet other vacationers on their journey including London brothers Liam and Finn, and an Australian by the name of Pru.
Of course the most important characters are the brother and sister duo of Alex and Bea. We soon find out that Alex is present to chaperone his sister, which he is doing by pretending to be her boyfriend. MMM-hmm. Oh yeah.
A few days ago I did a post on British soaps Brookside and Hollyoaks that contained brothers and sisters in incestuous relationships. Now I bring to your attention “cousins” who locked lips last year in Port Charles and some other soaps that contained incestuous pairings.
Guiding Light did the kissing cousins couple first in 2004 with Tammy and Jonathan known as “Jammy.” Surprisingly they became a major couple on the show and a fan favorite!