Friday, August 14, 2009

Gaspar Noe in Purple Fashion Magazine #11

While keeping an eye out for issue #8 of Purple Fashion Magazine for my very good friend Nicolas (check out his blog: I came across a revealing interview with Gaspar Noe in issue #11.
While the article features various stills from his films, it opens with a striking photo of Gaspar standing naked in the shower, cropped just above his dick. Taken by Terry Richardson, this photo sets the tone for the rest of the article and interview.

Here are the highlights:

- Noe lists Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' as one of his major influences but states he could never make a film that requires as much meticulousness and hard work because he likes to party too much. Apparently while shooting the upcoming 'Enter the Void' in Tokyo, Noe didn't get more than 3 hours of sleep a night due to partying and says, "if I don't party a little bit I'll get ovarian cancer." Hmmm...maybe all my stressing and work ethic while making a film is a little skewed.
- Noe says that when he was 16, he fucked a blow up doll so much and so hard it exploded and since then has sworn off masturbation. Interviewer Olympia Le-Tan finds this hard to believe and Noe retracts this statement. Instead, he says he only jerks off a little bit in the morning to help himself get up (pun intended I guess) but never allows himself to cum.
- When asked why the female characters in all of his films are either ugly and mean or miserable victims Noe weirdly and vaguely responds that they always wear a ponytail. Ha!
- Noe clears up the ambiguity of the conclusion of 'I Stand Alone.' According to him, the father and daughter proceed to have sex.
- Noe confesses to having dreamt about fucking Diane Keaton!

The End

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