“Female sexuality in the cinema is no longer taboo”

by Letizia Cini

Women live there sexuality powerful and ever freer. The actress is also to be supported Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (57), who ‘plays a charming, resolute and sensual woman’ in the filmThe love of Anais‘, which was recently released in Italian cinemas. Throughout the story narrated by the director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet Her path crosses that of a restless, passionate thirty-year-old woman in a never-ending race to find herself. Meeting this girl, played by Anaïs Demoustier (34 years old), lets her rediscover her passion. “There’s an inspiration from Rohmer and also from Woody Allen, there’s the sense of humor, there’s the lightness – the words the actress says about her character -. I’m much lighter than Anais in the film, I’m less dramatic, I live things and yet I don’t have that fear, it’s as if age has given me a certain serenity.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (57 years old) and Anaïs Demoustier (34 years old) in a scene from the film by director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet “The Love of Anais”

Anais plays a game of seduction and conquest which the director shows with grace and naturalness. And 10 years after the big uproar it caused Adele’s lifealso directed by Abdellatif Kechiche in 2013 female sexuality no longer seems to be taboo in the cinema: “Thank God, thank God, male sexuality, that’s exactly what happened with Chereau, with other directors many years ago – points out Valeria Bruni Tedeschi –. While female sexuality was more of a taboo. Luckily, something good happens in the world, some good things, but every now and then something good“.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (57 years old) in front of the film poster of the film by director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (57 years old) in front of the film poster of the film by director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet “The Love of Anais”

The actress will soon direct her new film to the Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28).Les Amandiers‘with which he dives into the past in the late 1980s.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Nadia Tereszkiewicz in the film 'Seules les Bêtes' (2019)

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Nadia Tereszkiewicz in the film ‘Seules les Bêtes’ (2019)

The protagonists are in fact two twenty-year-olds who are admitted to the prestigious theater school founded by Patrice Chéreau, Valeria’s teacher: “I’ve been working on my memories, but young people of today they brought their modernity, their relevance, their vitality and made my memories no longer melancholy but present, they became present, my memories came alive. It’s a film of dreams, by young people who have dreams.”

‘Seules les Betes’ (2019)

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Adia Tereszkiewicz in

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Adia Tereszkiewicz in “Seules les Bêtes” (2019)

In 2019, at the Venice Film Festival, Valeria Bruni presented Tedeschi’Seules les Bêtes‘ (2019), a film directed by Dominik Moll in which she plays a woman suffering from depression and Rediscovers passion with another woman. “Everything is born, dies, is reborn … It is the leitmotif of Moll’s film, five characters in search of love, five unpredictable plots,” the actress said in an interview about her character, Evelyn, who rediscovers the passion with Marion: an overwhelming passion, as also shows a tremendous one lesbian sex scene between the two women: “It was mine Second homosexual love story (now the third party, edit). The first was in the theater with ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra by Kant‘by Fassbinder. The director demanded that intimate scenes actually take place, albeit in the dark. It was’nt easy. Not even on Moll’s set. Not for homosexuality itselfbut why Eroticism is difficult to express. Man, woman… the disorder is the same for everyone”.

The Woman’s Encyclopedia by Valeria Parrella

The writer, playwright and journalist Valeria Parrella was born 48 years ago in Torre del Greco (Naples).

The writer, playwright and journalist Valeria Parrella was born 48 years ago in Torre del Greco (Naples).

On the subject Eros to the feminineand also the Neapolitan writer Valeria Parrella – in the Sestina of Strega Prize 2020 – he shuffled the cards, joyfully and bluntly, in his novel ‘Woman’s Encyclopedia. Update“(Einaudi) -” The goal was just that: to fill a gap – the writer’s words on Quotidiano Nazionale -. In the 1960s, the Women’s Encyclopedia, a manual for housekeeping, raising children, fitness and organizing the day, was serialized. However, one fundamental aspect was missing, completely ignored: sex. And for the past few years, we’ve witnessed that return of a certain bigotryI felt the urge to write this novel, sex education too a female answer to tons of male erotic literature published in recent years”.

Amanda, the 53-year-old protagonist, wants to enjoy sex facilitated by the need for love. “Amanda is the new 50-year-old, the complete opposite of milf who surfs on Meetic – continues the interview given to Qn by Valeria Parella -. Its performance goes first through the mind, then through the body. The most scandalous aspect of the book is precisely the invitation to pleasure without the obligation to dress it up with love. Amanda is surprised that men don’t really think that women want to fuck, meaning that they really want to, and not just in this moment and just because they are there. It’s not for nothing that you think foreplay at fifty is absurd: “Why should I stay on the sofa with someone I don’t know well? – he wonders -. What complicity or affection or desire to be hugged can there ever be? ‘”.

The protagonist likes men (sometimes even women) and they like her very much; Amanda finds that “fucking is one of the smartest things a human being can do”: burn stuff… “I was and am aware of the worldly message contained in the book – she emphasizes: To build, must to destroy the dogmatism on women’s bodies they go through the religion and the best way to do that is Claim the female freedom to desire any bodyin every situation, and to fulfill the desire even without this happening to the partner: the latter is the definitive proof that individuals, regardless of sex, are identical “.

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