Love Actually writer talks about the lack of diversity in film
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The film is, crazily, 20 years old, and also in an incredibly exciting twist, the Love Actually cast has actually reunited for a TV special.
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It was the film’s writer, Richard Curtis, that made information this month nonetheless, as he opened about the lack of diversity in the film, explaining that it made him feel “outdated”.
From Friends to Sex as well as the City – there are numerous renowned television collection as well as movies from the ’90s as well as early noughties that have not aged well. And also millennials and Gen Zs never ever hold back in calling them out for their obsolete sex representation, language and also storylines.
It was Curtis himself nevertheless that called Love Actually “obsoleted”, admitting that although the film is still seen today by gen Z, the “lack of diversity” makes him “feel unpleasant and also a bit silly.”
Speaking on the ABC unique The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later, he told host Diane Sawyer: “There are points you would certainly change, however say thanks to god, culture is, you know, altering. So, my film is bound, in some moments, to feel, you recognize, out of date.”
” I suggest, there are aspects of the film, you understand, the lack of diversity makes me feel uneasy as well as a bit dumb. You recognize, I think there are type of 3 plots that have sort of employers and also individuals that work for them,” he added.
Curtis could be discussing Hugh Grant’s character, that plays the Prime Minister, and also falls in love with his assistant, or Alan Rickman’s personality, who plays the boss of a company, where his secretary flirts with him as well as he begins an event with her. Which, although we love the film, we have to admit, is rather sexist.
However, Curtis has actually stated that recalling, the film was undoubtedly composed when the world was in a more positive place. “I think the 20 years shows what a youthful optimist I most likely was when I composed it,” he explained.
” If you check out what happened throughout COVID and also the extraordinary kind of valor and heroism. I do assume the method to think about life is that on a daily basis has the prospective, in all its simpleness, just to be gorgeous.”