There are many kinds of blowjobs--masterful, merciful, hostile, desperate, obsequious, loving, et al. The one featured in Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny is the most troubling kind, especially when you consider that the film doesn't truly begin until the already notorious onscreen fellatio occurs, only to end about five minutes after it has finished. As a scene, the blowjob isn't shocking, but it is difficult to watch--and not simply because of the intimacy on display, or the weirdly disjunctive familiarity of the actors. The film's color palette is already so dull and subdued, so porn-textured, that a motel-room suck hardly feels unlikely.
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The former downtown it girl and Sassy magazine intern rose to wider fame thanks to 's Kids , picked up an Oscar nomination in for Boys Don't Cry , gained status as a queen of indie cinema, and then took a part in 's Brown Bunny. The film required her to perform "unsimulated" fellatio on director, costar, and former boyfriend Vincent Gallo and the world absolutely lost it. Before the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, there were false reports that her then-representatives at William Morris Agency dropped her. The agency still represents her. It was a different time. Paris Hilton's sex tape wasn't even out then, and it really seemed like Sevigny's career would be forever tarnished by one scene. Of course, the actress was kind of 'whatever' about it then, and is even more so now. Especially because, well, as it turns out her career wasn't ruined by the incident.
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The brown bunny cannes oral. Actresses have been asked and even bullied into performing similar acts for filmmakers since the movies began, usually behind closed doors. I came out of the womb into adornment.
She lived up to the cool moniker by appearing in edgy film roles and several seasons creating fashion lines carrying her name, for her friends at the fashion retailer Opening Ceremony. There was also an autobiographical book on her personal fashion style that came out in Yet the early fame also meant she suffered from casting-couch problems. She handled the situations when they arose. But I ask if, looking back, she feels she had too much fame too soon? I was insecure. What she does regret is all the acting jobs she let pass by. She made Demonlover with Olivier Assayas, but then said no to another of his projects.