Hollywood has always been the epicenter of cultural degeneracy so it should come as no surprise to readers what the latest film that’s getting intense Oscar buzz is actually about.
Poor Things is an upcoming film about a young woman named Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), who is brought back to life, and given the brain of an infant, by unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Based on Scottish writer Alasdair Gray’s eponymously named novel, Poor Things is already being described as a feminist Frankenstein movie with intense sexual undertones.
The movie features what is described as some of the most explicit sex scenes ever seen in an A-list Hollywood film, as Stone’s childlike character discovers that she really enjoys embracing her sexuality.
In their reporting of the film, Variety notes that Poor Things “features graphic and sometimes violent sex involving Stone’s character, Bella, as she declared her independence from a lackluster relationship by becoming a prostitute in Paris.”
Progressivism has often pushed sexual promiscuity of women since the sexual revolution and have often praised women who sleep with multiple partners which makes to why the movie is being applauded as a feminist movie.
At the Venice Film Festival, where the film was first released, director Yorgos Lanthimos stated how important it was to portray the sexual side of Bella’s character on screen.
“It was very important for me to not make a film that would be prudish, because that would be like completely betraying the main character,” Lanthimos said. “We had to be confident Emma had to have no shame about her body, nudity, engaging in those scenes and she understood that right away.”
He added, “As soon as I started saying something about sex, she would say: ‘yes,’ of course, it’s Bella. We will do what we need to do.’”