"I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it."
January 22, 2007 08:56 AM
So says the Director of "Zoo," a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. The film critic for the L.A. Times describes it as "remarkable" and "an elegant, eerily lyrical film." It's about people who have sex with animals.
The Director is miffed that some people don't appreciate his topic.
"A lot of people looked at me as if I was an exploitative person, dredging up something for profit, and that bothered me. I was certainly asked many times, often with a wrinkled brow, 'Why are you making this film?' It was something I did resent; I thought artists had the opportunity to explore anything."
Apparently, being an artist also means you get to do whatever you want, and not be accountable for your actions.
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