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Revisiting Bernardo Bertolucci’s (Vaguely) Incestuous and Queer ‘The Dreamers’ - GARAGE
Though some stunt, er, parts were employed, you are basically watching actors like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Shia LeBeouf engage in the sort of unsimulated activities you associate with porn stars. LeBeouf even sent in a homemade pornographic videotape for his audition. Whatever Happened to NC Movies? These films are cast with A-list movie stars and directed by world-class filmmakers.
Revisiting Bernardo Bertolucci’s (Vaguely) Incestuous and Queer ‘The Dreamers’
Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" contains what may be the most startling first kiss in the movies. One evening, they take Matthew home to their parents' rambling apartment for a dinner en famille. Isabelle and Theo's parents retire for the evening, leaving the three young people to themselves. Making her way to bed, Isabelle leans over to kiss Matthew goodnight, and as she does a candle flickering on the kitchen table catches her long, raven hair on fire. The action is both dreamy and superfast.
Radical times make for horny people. The Dreamers , a film infamous for its NC rating by the recently departed Bernardo Bertolucci, has the historic Paris protests of May as its radical back-drop; the general upheaval would call into question and reinvent—through a month of organizing, strikes, and debates—the whole basis of French society. The student protests, which grew to 10 million people, including workers, were sparked in part by a carnal catalyst: the demand for co-gender visitation in the dormitories so that female and male students could spend the night together. Where one calls us into the streets, the other begs us to stay in bed with our lovers. It quickly becomes apparent the demonstration is something of a play; after Matthew approaches Isabelle, she throws off her chains, which were never locked in the first place, and introduces him to her twin brother so that the fun can begin.