Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have been rumored to engage in a steamy sex scene in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. Portman recently talked to V magazine about the film and the scene, and while she makes a semantics argument against what's been reported, Natalie is certainly not denying it.
"It's not raunchy - it's extreme," she said. I'm sure there's a difference, if only qualitatively. The tone of the profile makes me think that the extreme scene will involve nudity. Both Portman and Kunis have done nude scenes before, Portman in the short Hotel Chevalier and Kunis in some direct-to-video thing, but now Portman says she's more open to that possibility than she would have been earlier in her career.
"Previously 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," she said. "Also, being a sexual object when you're a kid is really uncomfortable." Well, yes. There's that.
In a way, it's rather surprising that Portman has emerged so well-adjusted given her start on screen. "After The Professional, I was already getting creepy letters.”
Lost in all of this is the fact that it's a Darren Aronofsky movie and could be very good on its own merits without such a scene. It's always a curiosity when stars decide to take this plunge. Halle Berry's topless scene in Swordfish is completely ridiculous and even takes away from the movie. However, a few months later, her sex scene with Billy Bob Thornton in Monster's Ball has to be there, is clearly driven by the loneliness of the characters, and is uncomfortable to sit through as an audience member. It's always better to have a built-in reason for a scene like this.
WDYT? I don't know much about this movie but it's very unusual for a girl-on-girl sex scene to actually do more for a film than garner attention... idk.