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Kristen Stewart’s Love Lies Bleeding Co-Star Unpacks Film’s Sex Scenes

Kristen Stewart’s Love Lies Bleeding Co-Star Unpacks Film’s Sex Scenes

Kristen Stewart‘s Love Lies Bleeding co-star Katy O’Brian is breaking down how their characters’ sex scenes came together and how filming them is far from “sexy,” as some may believe. In an interview with People magazine, the former police officer and competitive bodybuilder explained that a lot of not-so-sexy work went into her intimate scenes with Stewart’s Lou and Dave Franco’s JJ in the A24 film. “It’s just so not glamorous, and it’s really not that sexy when you’re doing it,” she said. “I mean, first of all, you’ve got a boom-mic guy that’s got his microphone hovering over you while it’s all happening.” Love Lies Bleeding director Rose Glass, who also sat down with the publication, shared that, before production begins, the actors and intimacy coordinators discuss what they’re comfortable with and exactly what will happen in the scene. There are even nudity riders included in their contracts that detail what is going to be shown, from what angle and how much or how little. “We stick with the script for those scenes because …

A Winning Romance Between Juiced-Up Bodybuilders

A Winning Romance Between Juiced-Up Bodybuilders

The meet-cute at the beginning of Love Lies Bleeding, a new thriller directed by Rose Glass, is sweet and refreshingly untraditional. Girl meets girl (at a bodybuilding gym); they strike up a conversation (and start giving each other steroid injections); they amble out together hand in hand (where they immediately flatten a couple of bros who aggressively hit on them). The girls are Lou (played by Kristen Stewart), the gym’s taciturn manager, whose nonchalance belies a dark, crime-ridden history, and Jackie (Katy O’Brian), a muscular workout bud who dreams of competitive weight lifting. Their romance is genuinely winning—crucial, given that Love Lies Bleeding subjects them to criminality, violence, and even a dash of paranormal body horror. That last aspect shouldn’t surprise anyone who saw Glass’s debut feature film, Saint Maud, which plunged the viewer into the mind of a home nurse plagued by biblical visions of angels and demons. Saint Maud’s protagonist was a spindly, religious health aide who imagined her body elongating and stretching in gory, supernatural ways. In Love Lies Bleeding, which is …

‘Love Lies Bleeding,’ ‘Girls5Eva’ and This Week’s Best Events

‘Love Lies Bleeding,’ ‘Girls5Eva’ and This Week’s Best Events

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Love Lies Bleeding, Girls5Eva, Kung Fu Panda 4 and Damsel. Only Murders in the Building FYC screening Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez and Meryl Streep took part in an Emmy FYC screening and Q&A on the Paramount lot on March 1, alongside showrunner John Hoffman and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Martin Short, Meryl Streep, Benj Pasek, John Hoffman, Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Jane Lynch and Justin Paul Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup Damsel premiere Millie Bobby Brown and Robin Wright walked the carpet on March 1 at the NYC premiere of their new Netflix film. Brown was also supported by fiancé Jake Bongiovi and his parents, Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley. Millie Bobby Brown and Robin Wright Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Jake Bongiovi, Millie Bobby Brown, Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Kung Fu Panda 4 premiere Jack Black, alongside co-stars Awkwafina, Bryan Cranston, James Hong and Ke Huy Quan, debuted the latest …

Kristen Stewart Is “Sick” of Seeing “Run-of-the-Mill” Sex Scenes

Kristen Stewart Is “Sick” of Seeing “Run-of-the-Mill” Sex Scenes

Kristen Stewart is sharing her thoughts on sex scenes in Hollywood films and why she wanted to bring something different to her new movie, Love Lies Bleeding. The actress told NBC News, in an interview published online Wednesday, that she feels most intimate scenes in films are unrealistic and look almost mechanical. “The run-of-the-mill, like, just-go-for-it simulated sex thing is so rote, and it’s like actors do have this default thing where, like, ‘OK we’re supposed to make out and have sex now,’” Stewart said. “That’s just not how people have sex, and I’m so sick of seeing it.” The Twilight alum explained that with Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding, where she plays Lou opposite Katy O’Brian’s Jackie, she wanted to displace intimacy that was “literal instead of faux.” “Really nailing the details and talking about the physical experience more so than even seeing it, like verbalizing it, talking to each other, sharing space, like having it not be cut up into a ton of different shots, it felt like… a really beautiful thing to …

Kristen Stewart Reveals Inspiration Behind Her Controversial ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover (Exclusive)

Kristen Stewart Reveals Inspiration Behind Her Controversial ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover (Exclusive)

Kristen Stewart made a bold appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone recently, and the actress is opening up about her inspiration for her confident and steamy shoot. The actress walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new romantic thriller, Love Lies Bleeding, and she spoke with ET’s Denny Directo about her Rolling Stone cover — which drew heat and stirred controversy among right-wing commenters in February for showing Stewart embracing sexuality on her own terms. “I just felt like it was fun,” Stewart said. “I just wanted to make pictures that I would have taped to my ceiling as a teenager.” Speaking with reporters at the Berlin Film Festival in February, Stewart addressed the conservative criticism of the photo shoot, and expressed her support for the cover. “The existence of a female body thrusting any type of sexuality at you that’s not designed for exclusively straight males is something people are not super comfy with,” she said, via The Hollywood Reporter. “So I’m really happy with it.” In the article, Stewart opened up about wanting to …

Kristen Stewart Defends Gender-Bending Rolling Stone Cover in Berlin

Kristen Stewart Defends Gender-Bending Rolling Stone Cover in Berlin

Kristen Stewart has defended her risque’ photo shoot for the March Rolling Stone magazine cover that went viral and divided audiences on social media platforms. “The existence of a female body thrusting any type of sexuality at you that’s not designed for exclusively straight males is something people are not super comfy with and so I’m really happy with it,” Stewart told a press conference on Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival for her latest movie, Love Lies Bleeding. The photos feature a mullet-clad Stewart wearing jock straps and basketball shorts. The spread quickly went viral on social media, as fans marveled over the opportunity for a queer celebrity to get a hyper-sexualized photoshoot that isn’t catered toward the male gaze. Stewart, who is bisexual, said she enjoyed breaking with traditional stereotypes about what it means to be feminine. “It’s okay to take different pictures and mix them up in a way that people aren’t used to and want to go and that’s okay, too,” she added. Stewart insisted the androgynous images taken by Collier …

Kristen Stewart opens up about ‘shocking’ sex scenes

Kristen Stewart opens up about ‘shocking’ sex scenes

Kristen Stewart opens up about shocking sex scenes@a24 Kirsten Stewart has opened up about the sex scenes in her new thriller Love Lies Bleeding, and how she hopes it will give a new perspective on how intimacy is portrayed in movies. The film follows the actor, 33, playing a reclusive gym manager named Lou (played by Kirsten), who falls in love with a bodybuilder, Jackie (Katy O’Brian), and the pair eventually fall into a life of crime thanks to her family’s dodgy connections. In a new interview with Variety, Kirsten opens up about the pair’s intense sexual relationship, including one certain scene in her bathroom. “They don’t take their clothes off, but this is going to shock people,” Kirsten teased, adding that they both wanted the intimate moments to feel real. @a24 “All you ever [usually] see is a dress coming up and a head going down under. I think even hetero sex on film is so rote. You go, ‘OK, I know what that looks like in movies, that’s what we’ll do,’ because no …