Watch the video. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin reveals how she felt the first time she ever saw a deaf actress on television and discusses the importance of authentic representation on screen. Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage.
The Raw Sex Scenes of Blue Valentine - Em & Lo
Thanks to a fierce fight from distributor Harvey Weinstein, the rating was changed to R, but the controversy had lasting repercussions — both positive and negative — for both Blue Valentine and its director. By the time it was made, Blue Valentine had accumulated eleven producers, including both lead actors. Finally, with Gosling and Williams on board, the film went into production in Cianfrance failed to find financing for his original vision, which involved shooting the two time periods of the film six years apart. He did, however, arrange to have his co-stars live in a house together for nearly a month in the middle of the chronological shoot, remaining in character as they staged fights, balanced a budget, and celebrated holidays with the young actress playing their daughter. The movie opened to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January , where it was acquired by the Weinstein Company and set for a December release. No one involved had even considered the possibility that the MPAA would rate the film NC, so when Cianfrance got the news in October , he was stunned.
NC-17 Flashback: Inside 'Blue Valentine's' Fight for an R Rating
There's nothing I hate more than hypocrisy, except maybe our culture's willingness to tolerate violence but condemn sex. So lucky for me, I came home from a screening of Blue Valentine last night and got the opportunity to rant about both. In layman's terms: No one under the age of seventeen may be admitted -- even with an adult.
For your viewing pleasure: These are teachable moments you won't want to miss. Actual sex is more often clumsy, messy—and of course, magical in its own way. Yet more and more, pop culture is beginning to depict sex in ways that are not only steamy but also refreshingly real—and hey, sometimes even educational.