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Wild new movie featuring genuine unsimulated sex scenes debuts at Sundance film festival

Dominic Smithers

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Wild new movie featuring genuine unsimulated sex scenes debuts at Sundance film festival

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Every year, one film comes out and shocks audiences and critics, whether it's to do with the level of violence, the colourful language or nudity.

Well, this year's release would appear to be Sebastián Silva’s Rotting in the Sun, which is certainly one wild ride.

But rather than being laced with curse words and the odd boob, the Chilean director's feature goes one step further, instead including copious amounts of full blown sex. Real life banging.

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The movie centres on a fictionalised version of Silva, who finds himself at a low ebb and addicted to ketamine.

The synopsis reads: "In an attempt to snap him out of it, his manager sends him on vacation to a nude gay beach. There, he almost dies trying to save social media influencer Jordan Firstman from drowning.

"The over-the-top Jordan wants to collaborate on a series, but Sebastián is resistant until a network shows interest.

Rotting in the Sun. Credit: Sundance Institute
Rotting in the Sun. Credit: Sundance Institute
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"When Jordan arrives in Sebastián's Mexico City studio to get to work but can't find him anywhere, he begins to suspect that the put-upon housekeeper, Vero (Catalina Saavedra), knows more than she's letting on."

Sounds mysterious.

Speaking about the film, which has featured at this year's Sundance Festival, Firstman discussed its unsimulated sexual content.

“Everybody watches porn," he said. "It’s this thing where it can’t be in a movie or a TV show when we’re literally watching more porn than we are movies.

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"The way we do it, symbolically, to me what it says about gay culture is that it’s meaningless. If there’s a c**k there, I’m going to suck it.

"That’s how my life goes and how a lot of gay men’s lives go. It’s just there.”

The film's directed by Sebastián Silva. Credit: ictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy
The film's directed by Sebastián Silva. Credit: ictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy

The film's star went on: "I have c***s down, down, down my throat. My c**k is in somebody’s throat. The guy who plays the c**k I sucked has a beautiful c**k. I originally wanted the biggest c**k we could find. I wanted to be sucking a 12-inch.

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"We did casting… Sebastian sent me the first round of casting and I said, ‘Absolutely not!'”

Silva admitted that it's not an easy thing to expose an audience to so much sex, though, and he understands that some might see it as being a touch off-putting.

"The sex is so graphic that it’s a double-edged sword," he said. "People, especially Americans, are so scared of genitals.

"I’m scared a little bit that a lot of people will center on the c***s and [only] talking about c***s when it’s just a trait of one of the characters."

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, US News

Dominic Smithers
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