Mila And Nat, Sitting In A Tree…
It could be Danny Dyer behind the camera rather than Darren Aronofsky, and people would still flock to see Black Swan. Why? Because apparently there’s a very steamy sex scene in it…between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman.
Film website Scriptshadow got their mits on a copy of the script this time last year and could barely contain themselves over the scene in question.
“In this movie Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex,” pants reviewer Carson Reeves, “and not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We’re talking ecstasy-induced, hungry, aggressive, angry sex.”
In all seriousness though, Portman has been quick to play down the story, claiming to MTV that the film is, “not explicit in any way.” Therefore, salivating expectations of a full on lesbian romp may have to be shelved, although the trailer does show the pair sharing a kiss.
Kunis meanwhile, thinks all the speculation is a bit daft. “It’s two girls making out, and guys have a thing for that,” she says. “Nat is like every guy’s dream. She’s a nerd’s idea of heaven. The whole thing is silly, but I can see why people care.
"Anything sexual in this film is not there for the sake of being sexual. I think people are hoping it's like two girls making out and pillow fighting. It's not smut!”
In fact, the films more sexual elements may well fall upon the Gallic shoulders of Vincent Cassel who plays dance master Thomas Leroy, a teacher with a rather unhealthy involvement with his pupils.
“That’s how he works with them,” says Cassel to Indiewire, “it’s through sexual relationships. That’s how he controls them. He’s not a bad guy, but he’s very hard on them.”
Sexual tension galore then, if not the graphic, semi-porn that some were apparently hoping for. The whole thing seems suitably intense however, and Portman has admitted she has become more comfortable playing sexual roles as her career has progressed.
“I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it’s weird to be doing stuff on film as you’re figuring it out,” Portman says of her earlier, more tame work.
“Also, being a sexual object when you’re a kid is really uncomfortable. After The Professional, I was already getting creepy letters.”
However, the main test for both actresses was not the lesbian kiss, but rather the need to sharpen up their dance steps…
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