Nude Scenes Will Never Be The Same

The Guardian tells us: ‘Only a few months ago, before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, the acclaimed Canadian theatre director Robert Lepage (pictured) would never have thought twice about a nude scene with an actress. But the sexual harassment scandals that have wracked the entertainment industry since the Hollywood mogul’s fall have forced the Québécois master theatremaker to rethink how he works. The fact he was also rehearsing a play, Quills, inspired by the one of the most notorious sexual predators in history – the Marquis de Sade, after whom the word “sadism” was coined – added further fuel for thought. Which is how Lepage found himself recently telling an actress during rehearsals, “Listen, if I do something inappropriate, tell me.”

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