Saturday, June 14, 2008

J'attends avec impatience la sortie de Savage Grace!



Savage Grace is based on the true shocking story of a wealthy socialite called Barbara Baekeland who was murdered by her son Antony in 70s in London. Her murder took place at her London home, where Antony stabbed her with a kitchen knife. Antony was 25 at that time. She died almost instantly. When the police arrived they found Antony ordering Chinese food over the phone. 

According to wiki, She had a bizarre relationship with her son, Antony, who was homosexual. The above scene is so powerful about Antony being homosexual. The same idea with the previous 17 fois Cécile Cassard clip, but it's less theatrical and plus natural.

The mother-son relationship was so close that there were no boundaries or lines of privacy. They shared everything and every experience, developing an intense co-dependence, one that resulted in incest.

Barbara had tried to 'cure' her son by hiring willing girls to take him to bed, when this failed she decided to seduce Antony. In an attempt to cure Antony of his homosexuality, Barbara coerced him into having sex with her. It's been said that this incestuous incident led to her murder.

Though Antony displayed signs of schizophrenia, his father called psychiatry "professionally amoral" and refused to pay for treatment. After the murder, Antony was institutionalized at Hospital until a bureaucratic mistake resulted in his release in July 1980. He then relocated to New York City, where he lived with his grandmother for a short time until he stabbed her also (she survived). Antony was sent to Rikers Island, where he suffocated himself to death with a plastic bag on 30 March 1981.

At first, I thought the movie is slightly based on the true story, but actually it's all true!

J'attends avec impatience la sortie de Savage Grace!

Lydia

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