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.