Sex is Comedy Roxane Mesquida
When Catherine Breillat directed Fat Girl, she filmed an uncomfortable scene. Two actors, both minors, shed their clothes and simulated anal sex while a younger actress lay in the next bed. There was pubic hair, an erect phallus, graphic sounds.all sorts of things to incense prudes, and maybe even affect the more jaded among us. Well, whether she was trying to achieve a realistic scene that said something ineffable about the loss of sexual innocence or just stir up a big ruckus, it worked. Getting the scene filmed was apparently quite taxing for Breillat, and we might wonder whether the public outcry was sufficient reward for her efforts.