Jane is “Unfit” + his past self Queer-baiting for roles:
According to him, Jane Campion, a native of New Zealand, is an inappropriate person to narrate an American story. Not only this he also raised issues over the homosexual undertones in the movie, arguing that all cowboys in the film look like Chippendales dancers, “running around in chaps and no shirts.”
Well, the irony is that all of this hate for presenting “homo” cowboys is coming from the guy, who queer-baited a closet casting director at Universal for several months to get an agent.
A star is born actor, who himself has appeared in several Westerns films throughout his career, blatantly told that her work is not the illustration of what life was actually like around that period.
Although in his claims, he appreciates Jane as a brilliant director and previously had loved her work, this one isn’t the cup of his tea. Oh boy! we wish if he’d put it like that, things would have been different. But this is how he went:
“What the f**k does this woman — she’s a brilliant director, by the way, I love her work, previous work — but what the f**k does this woman from down there, New Zealand, know about the American west? And why in the f**k does she shoot this movie in New Zealand and call it Montana and say, ‘This is the way it was.’ That f**king rubbed me the wrong way, pal.”
It’s quite usual for the movies to shoot outside of America for budgetary reasons. However, it looks like Sam Elliott strictly appraises authenticity over the rest, even if it means going against the masses.
What is Power of the Dog is About?
(In case you haven’t watched it yet!)
Power of the dog, a western psychological drama movie, follows the story of two wealthy ranch-owning brothers, George and Phil, who are influenced by his late mentor Bronco Henry. He responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife, Rose, and her son, Pete. This story deals with subjects like toxic masculinity, sexuality, as Phil severely taunts Pete for his effeminate and lisp gestures, which then becomes the cause of his ultimate destruction. This movie is directed and written by Jane; is based on Thomas Savage’s novel of the same name.
After its debut at 78th Venice Film Festival Award, Jane Campion got her Silver Lion for best direction. Later bought rights by Netflix, the movie was released globally and got instant recognition among its audience. The critics praised Jane for its direction, screenplay, cinematography, and more. The movie falls in many top-ten lists of 2021 with its twisted and unexpected dark ending.
Twitter Users immediately pour reaction after listening to the interview:
Most of the users criticize his evaluation, but there seem to have some users, who share the same thought.
Sam Elliott‘s comments regarding #PoweroftheDog. Did he think there where no gay cowboys in the 1920s or earlier? That there aren’t gay cowboys today? And is he offended that someone would make a movie about a gay cowboy? Is SE an actual cowboy? Cuz, I heard he lives in Malibu.
— Toni Douglass (@Toni0010) March 1, 2022
— G penny (@PennywiseassHB) March 1, 2022
Love hearing famous folks let it fly, but Wow! 😆
Seems pretty tone-deaf to evolving our country's past myths, and Art in general.
And when did Sam Elliott go from actor to genuine "cowboy" spokesman?
— The RetroWorld (@RetroWorld2020) March 1, 2022
Why is NO ONE mentioning the part in the #samelliott conversation w #marcmaron where he proudly recounts gay baiting a closeted casting director at Universal for months to get an agent. Fascinating considering his aversion to gay men… #PoweroftheDog #samelliot pic.twitter.com/lfFLGv0s74
— Filigree, apogee, pedigree, perigee! (@BillyFlood20) March 1, 2022
— Jason Dean (@The_Dean) February 26, 2022
What’s your view about this movie? Do you agree with the Yellowstone Star? Comment down below.