June 30, 2022

Emma Thompson takes honest look at sex, desire, and intimacy in ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’

HOLLYWOOD — Emma Thompson takes on a courageous new function in “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.”

She performs a widow searching for the form of sexual adventures she by no means received in her marriage. So she turns to an professional for assist and hires a intercourse employee to basically present her the way it’s all carried out — maybe spark a sexual awakening.

The movie is charming, comedic and dramatic, too.

Thompson discovered the script, which required her and her co-star to take all of it off, “extraordinary.”

“It was absolutely clear right from the first moment of reading it that it had to be made and that it just was such a beautiful, pleasurable, delicious script,” mentioned Thompson. “I just felt it was a great privilege to have been sent it.”

Daryl McCormack performs the younger man who’s making an attempt to assist his consumer obtain her sexual targets.

“Certainly, what I took away was that intimacy is not really separate from any other experience in our life, and it’s very much intertwined with who we are and our sense of self,” mentioned McCormack.

“It’s very difficult, isn’t it, to feel pleasure if you spend your entire time telling yourself that your body’s not acceptable,” mentioned Thompson. “If the vessel in which you are supposed to feel pleasure is something that you can’t accept, you don’t have to love it or think it’s the most beautiful thing ever on God’s Earth, but to accept it, that’s very important, because then you can relax in it and you can feel in it and it belongs to you.”

“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” is rated R and is now streaming on Hulu.

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