Chloe Sevigny Defends 'The Brown Bunny' Oral Sex Scene
'The Brown Bunny' has received strong backlash from Cannes Film Festival critics for an oral sex scene, although actress Chloe Sevigny is annoyed by the response.
Chloe Sevigny has received strong backlash towards her recent film 'The Brown Bunny', after critics attacked her over an oral sex scene. The actress is upset by the critical response to the scene between her and Vincent Gallo, defending it as "romantic" and "beautiful", as opposed to gratuitous.
The star explained her reactions to the reviews from Cannes Film Festival, by discussing how natural and intimate the scene is. Furthermore, she expressed dismay to the controversy it sparked, arguing: "I'm really angry at the way everyone's trivialising it. It's a really intense romantic scene, really beautiful. It's not gratuitous, it's deep. I do it in everyday life. Everybody's done it, or had it done to them."
The actress did admit, however, that the scene was difficult to film, although not because of her past relationship with Gallo. "It was the toughest thing I've ever done," Sevigny explained, "but Vincent was very sensitive to my needs, he was very gentle. It was one take. It was funny and awkward, we both laughed quite a bit. And we'd been intimate in the past, so it wasn't that strange."