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.
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!
Categories: Brother/Sister, Clips, Cousins, TV, Twins
Tags: brookside, canon, forbidden love, general hospital, guiding light, hollyoaks, incest, soaps
Brookside: In 1996, the long running series “Brookside” caused an uproar when it featured a storyline of a consensual incestuous sexual relationship between two sibling characters. Brother and sister Nat and Georgia Simpson were fully aware that they were related, but they still couldn’t resist getting it on with each other in what many saw as the storyline that initiated Brookside’s decline.
Categories: Brother/Sister, Clips, TV, Twins
Tags: British, brookside, canon, hollyoaks, incest, soap opera, soaps, twincest, UK
Fire, drugs, incest… And two angry ghosts.
Maps to the Stars is a tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing fame, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The film is meant to be a kind of parody of Hollywood and it’s stars, and is really over the top. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be the way it turned out!
The film is a satire of contemporary Hollywood depicting a communal nervous breakdown in a town so enclosed and incestuous that everyone is part of the same symbolic sibling-hood of fear. This is one, big, unhappy dysfunctional family, in which guilty souls are afraid of failure and haunted by the return of the repressed.
Maps to the Stars and its dissection of celebrity culture is ultimately more shocking than entertaining. In fact, I sat staring at the screen with my mouth slightly open quite a lot during this movie. Mostly when Julianne Moore strutted around the screen, delivering probably the filthiest performance of her career.
Categories: Brother/Sister, Film, mother x daughter
Tags: abuse, Canada, canon, david cronenberg, fame, incest, maps to the stars, mia wasikowska, siblings
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.
More from Sons of Anarchy on the main blog.
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