Women don’t need chauvinism to set them back. They are already doomed by an insurmountable obstacle: each other.
To hear directly from the mouth of the first woman I had respect for that a male Hollywood actor having penetrative sex on screen makes him a dirty bastard is, at best, prudish. To hear the female actor he is sharing the scene with branded a prostitute is astonishing. Quite frankly, 21st century I expected more of you.
Of course if you hadn’t worked it out we were discussing Nymphomaniac, which was released last year. It seems all the fuss was likely for nothing, as the sex was being performed by body doubles. So it’s socially acceptable to be filmed having intercourse, so long as you’re not using your own genitals. Gotcha.
‘We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two. So above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles.’
—Nymphomaniac producer Louise Vesth, talking to the Daily Mail.