“There’s something about you, something very…familiar.”
The members of a severely dysfunctional family get together at a snow-covered, isolated mansion in the winter. There the family members – including the father, an arrogant surgeon who may have murdered his wealthy wife – expose each others’ secrets, with surprising results.
Incest subtext in Sons of Anarchy. Oh ya.
Even if mother and son Gemma and Jackson “Jax” Teller are just doing a longing glance or hugging, it can sometimes be like ‘get a room!’ I have been watching the show for a few years, and if you haven’t been watching this show you don’t know what you are missing. It has been on for 7 seasons (this year marks the final season), but I came into it around season 3 or 4 and binge watched. It was initially photos of Jax and Gemma that really made me turn it on, even though I heard good things about the show.
It is similar to the relationship between Norma and Norman in Bates Motel in that they are very co-dependent and have that married vibe going on. Their relationship has also contributed to their volatile and aggressive behavior I think. Both sons and mothers in both shows will literally kill for the other and they don’t care what they have to do. There are also instances later in the series where Gemma is called “mama” a lot by her lover, and Jax’s love (and later wife) looks and starts acting like Gemma. Gemma has even asked Jax this season if he has a “mommy fethish!” There is also an interesting visual and symbolic switch that is ongoing between the two woman in Jax’s life.
Plus on top of the subtext that (like Bates Motel) can be subtle and sometimes not so subtle, the show has at least two cases of actual CANON incest involving siblings.
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In my most recent analysis I attempt to explain The Leftovers TV show and the amazing episode that was episode 9 that was literally filled with electricity between brother and sister Tommy and Jill. Contains spoilers.
“We would absolutely love to make a circuit, wouldn’t we.”
As you can probably see by all the posts, I have been on a bit of The Leftovers bender lately. But I can’t help it, the show is filled with so many shipable pairings and even twin brothers! And the thing is you could see any of these pairings actually becoming canon since it is a show where anything can happen. Remember this?
Then episode 9 happened, aptly titled “The Garveys at their Best,” and the writers couldn’t have been more right! This one finally reunited the brother and sister pairing for the first time all season and the sparks flew!…Literally!
Categories: Brother/Sister, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, TV, Twins
Tags: chris zylka, emily meade, justin theroux, margaret qualley, non canon, subtext, the leftovers
Richard Cory always gets what he wants
Including the woman of his dreams
Until he encounters his greatest obstacle
Caitlin Cory tries to resist the undeniable attraction to her stepson Eric that develops when her new husband, Richard Cory chooses to treat her like a trophy wife – leaving her at home while constantly flying off on business ventures while denying her a career opportunity of her own. When Caitlin hears a female voice on the phone, when calling her husband in a hotel room across country, she gives in to her desires and has an affair with Eric at his picturesque lakeside cabin. When Richard finds out, his jealous rage at first is directed at his wife, but soon he pursues his son with unexpected consequences. A classic suspense thriller made for CBS television by Carlton Media.
Low budget coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.
Sigourney Weaver is hot for her son again in Tadpole. Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation—he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem—Oscar’s true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve’s heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar’s path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve’s best friend who, one night while wearing Eve’s borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution. (IMDB)
Click below to watch a clip.
This isn’t the first time Sigourney Weaver has had serious chemistry with her son, I also would recommend “Imaginary Heroes,” which also features canon incest.
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The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them — an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades. [IMDB]
“Imaginary Heroes” (2004) gives us yet one more troubled suburban family, with suicide and drugs and a chill at the dinner table. [Roger Ebert]
This is another great movie about dysfunctional families and contains a loving and shippable brother/sister relationship, a close mother/son relationship, and accidental incest. Read under the cut for that major spoiler. But I recommend watching the film first because it is a real surprise.
*Contains Major Spoilers*
Categories: Brother/Brother, Brother/Sister, Film, Mother/Son
Tags: accidental incest, canon, dyfunctional family, emile hirsch, gay, homosexuality, imaginary heroes, incest, jeff daniels, michelle williams, sigourney weaver