While promoting her new film “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”, Emma Thompson discussed how “nobody cares” if women are sexually pleasured.
“I’ve always been interested in the sort of ostracization really of sexual sort of matters. We don’t talk about it nearly enough,” Thompson said. “And female sexual pleasure is not on the top of anybody’s list.”
“In the cultures that we live in, across the globe actually, the religious and patriarchal structures that we live in, female sexual pleasure is often actively discouraged,” the 63-year-old continued.
Her new film is about a widow who hires a sex worker for a night in hopes of having her first orgasm.
“It’s terribly difficult for her to identify what she wants because no one asks women what they want, and they don’t ask themselves what they want, and when they do, they don’t know because it’s never been something they’ve been encouraged to consider,” the actress explained.