Gay marriage. Incest. Love who you want – Hollywood Director

Huffington Post.com 10 Sep 2012
Director Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook,” “Alpha Dog”) debuted his controversial new movie this weekend, but his comments in an interview with TheWrap may well out-shine the project itself. “Yellow” bowed at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie revolves around Mary, the main character played by Cassavetes’ ex-wife Heather Wahlquist. Mary visits her brother in prison, and the two are, as The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman notes, engaged in a “love affair.”

Here are Cassavetes’ thoughts on the plotline:

“I have no experience with incest. We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want. Who gives a sh*t if people judge you? I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”

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