Power of the Dog star Jesse Plemons said veteran actor Sam Elliott’s criticism of the movie’s “homophobia” made me laugh, before adding that “not everyone should like it.”
As told by the Oscar nominee, 33 The Hollywood Reporter That people are entitled to have their own opinions while on the red carpet ahead of his upcoming movie Windfall on Friday night.
“I know there are different layers to it,” he said. ‘Not everyone has to like it, I’ll say that. That’s fine.’
Plemons is the latest actor from the critically acclaimed film to speak out about Elliott’s comments regarding the film’s themes of masculinity and sexuality, which he presented less than two weeks ago on the Marc Maron podcast WTF.
“They made it seem – what are all those dancers in New York who wear a tie and nothing else?” Elliott, 77, said.
This is what all those cowboys looked like in that movie. They all run around in classes and no shirts. There are all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the movie ******.
Jesse Plemons, pictured, attends the Windfall LA Special Friday in West Hollywood, California
Pictured: Sam Elliott as Shea of the Paramount + Original Series 1883
Jesse Plemons in a scene from the popular Netflix series Power of the Dog
In the interview that was the center of the controversy, Elliott went on to question the suitability of film director Jane Campion, asking how “a woman from below” is. [New Zealand] You can learn about the American West.
Elliott added that he was also angry that the lead character, Benedict Cumberbatch, never removed his chapters.
Every time he walked from somewhere–never on a horse–he walked into the sweet house, stormed the stairs, went and lay on his bed, into his classes and played the banjo.
However, Elliott called director Jane Campion a “fantastic” filmmaker and said he disagreed with her direction in The Power of the Dog.
Campion, 67, said she “encouraged” the gay fetish and “gear” seen in the film when asked if she was “concerned about overdoing it.”
Lots of skins, ropes and chaps? I encouraged it, she said guardian In an interview published on March 4. She also said that she knows some parts are “totally exciting,” including a scene in which Peter (Cody Smit McPhee) hides a rope that Phil (Cumberbatch) gave him under his bed.
The Power of the Dog follows the character of Phil Burbank played by Cumberbatch, a menacing farmer whose brother (Plemons) unexpectedly marries a woman (Kirsten Dunst) who moves to her farm with her son (Cody Smit McPhee).
The movie is about Burbank’s anger at his pent-up feelings as he tortures his new wife’s sister and son on their Montana ranch until he learns to love his family. It was filmed in New Zealand because Campion wanted to direct it close to her home country.
The film leads all contenders with 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Campion, and Best Actor for Cumberbatch.
Sam Elliott attends the world premiere of “1883” at the Encore Beach Club in Encore Las Vegas on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jesse Plemons as George Burbank and Kirsten Dunst as Rose Gordon in Power of the Dog
In response to Elliott’s comments, Cumberbatch responded, calling the comments “very strange.”
Cumberbatch, 45, who plays a repressed gay cowboy in the film, called Elliot’s comments a “very strange reaction” to the film, and noted that there is still “enormous bigotry in the world toward homosexuality.”
“I’m trying very hard not to say anything about the very strange reaction that happened the other day on a radio broadcast here,” Cumberbatch said during Friday’s BAFTA film sessions.
Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at the AFI Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Oscar-nominated movie star Benedict Cumberbatch, above, plays a gay man. Elliott said Cumberbatch spent much of the film shirtless and wearing the seasons
‘Without intending to stir on the ashes of it […] Someone really offended – I didn’t hear it, so it’s unfair for me to comment in detail on that – for the West being portrayed in this way,’ Cumberbatch continued.
Eliot said that his main tragedy stems from the implication that Phil Burbank’s character was an introverted homosexual and that the film is critical of the masculine image of the West.
Meanwhile, Elliott was seen in public this week for the first time since he sparked outrage by breaking into the Oscar-nominated Cowboy.
The faded actor sarcastically claimed he had no knowledge of the movie when he approached DailyMail.com while running errands on Wednesday.
‘what are you talking about?’ Sam said when asked about his thoughts on the movie. “I don’t know anything about her.”
DailyMail.com spotted Sam Elliott running some errands in his first sighting since the Power of the Dog bash
‘what are you talking about?’ Sam said while asked about his thoughts on the movie. “I don’t know anything about her.”
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