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“Homosexuality is everywhere and nowhere in ‘The Servant’. Harold Pinter’s…”

Peter Bradshaw writes:

Homosexuality is everywhere and nowhere in The Servant. Harold Pinter’s superbly controlled, elliptical, menacing dialogue is able to hint, to imply, to seduce, to repulse, in precisely the manner that gay men were forced to adopt in 1963, when homosexuality was still a criminal offence, and when representing homosexuality on screen was forbidden. To locate the gay gene in The Servant, you have to go back to its source, the 1948 novella written by Robin Maugham, the nephew of W Somerset Maugham. The Servant has its spark in an extraordinary event in Maugham’s own life, to be treasured by connoisseurs of British sex and class.

Maugham had rented a house, which came with its own servant, a man who unnerved him by gliding about almost invisibly. One evening, Maugham went on a date with Mary Soames, the daughter of Winston Churchill. He took her back to his flat and she asked for a drink: a cold lager from the fridge, as opposed to warm ale. (Interestingly, this drink recurs in the movie, but not the novel.) The fridge was just next to the manservant’s room in the basement, the door of which was open; Maugham glanced in and saw a naked teenage boy on the bed. The servant appeared from nowhere and said in his odd drawl: “I see you are admiring my young nephew, sahr. Would you like me to send him up to you to say goodnight, sahr?” Maugham pretended he hadn’t heard and simply went away without replying.

El suicidio de Alfonsina Storni/ Pelicula

Alfonsina Storni

Tras una severa depresión entre otros detonantes por serios problemas de salud, la poetisa Alfonsina Storni decide quitarse la vida internándose en el mar, dramática escena con la que concluye “Alfonsina” su película biográfica.

Yamila Musa entrevistará a Pedro Saborido, productor de “Peter Capusotto y sus videos”

Pedro Saborido

Noticias de InterlitqYamila Musa, Editor de Argentina de Interlitq, entrevistará a Pedro Saborido (“Featured Interviews”).

Sobre Pedro Saborido:

Pedro Saborido (GerliProvincia de Buenos Aires1 de marzo de 1964) es un productor, guionista y director de cineargentino de radio, teatro y televisión. Con una larga trayectoria, ha adquirido popularidad y reconocimiento trabajando junto al actor, comediante y guionista Diego Capusotto.

Lee la entrevista con Luis Hornstein por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Patricio Leone por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo) por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevistado con Luciano Lutereau por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Hernán Neira por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Andrea Prodan por Yamila Musa.

Andrea Prodan entrevistado por Yamila Musa

Andrea Prodan

Yamila Musa, Editor de Argentina de Interlitq, entrevista a Andrea Prodan, actor de cine, compositor y músico italiano radicado en Argentina. (“Featured Interviews”).

Lee la entrevistado con Luciano Lutereau por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Luis Hornstein por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Patricio Leone por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo) por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Hernán Neira por Yamila Musa.

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end case

Roman Polanski (R) raped Samantha Geimer in 1977

A woman who was raped by the film director Roman Polanski when she was 13 years old has asked a Los Angeles court to end the case against him.

“I would implore you to do this for me, out of mercy for myself,” Samantha Geimer told the court.

Ms Geimer had previously said she had forgiven the filmmaker for the 40-year-old assault.

Polanski admitted statutory rape and served 42 days in prison, but later fled the US.

The Oscar-winning director left over concern his plea bargain deal would be scrapped.