Two weights, two measures in Hollywood sex scenes, says Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson is keen to showcase the double standard that reigns in Hollywood when it comes to sex scenes. In Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, her next film, the actress will play a widow who hires a young sex worker to sleep with her.

And as she pointed out during a podcast Culture Blast, it is very rare to see mature women interpret hot scenes with young actors when the reverse is commonplace.

“The case of the woman I’m about to play is very interesting. This young man said, “You are perfectly attractive, why can’t you find someone else?” And she replies, “Because the only people who want to sleep with me are people my age, and I want to sleep with someone younger,” ”explained the 61-year-old actress.

“I’ve never heard a woman say that on the screen. With men, it’s completely accepted. We accept that George Clooney – who is delicious – is with someone 30 years younger than him. If I’m going to have someone playing my partner in the romantic sense of the word, they have to dig up someone, because I’m 61 now, she joked. You see what I mean? There are really two weights, two measures. ”

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande will be directed by Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde from a script by Katy Brand. Filming is due to start next year in London.

“And Leo Big, the movie we’re making, speaks to people and that they don’t feel averse to seeing a 61-year-old almost naked with a younger person, that will be interesting, concluded Emma Thompson. We must continue to be brave with that. ”


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