Sex, politics and Steve Jobs highlight Sundance Film Festival
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Movie executives and first-time directors trudging through the snow this year at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah will find tales of pornography and sex addiction awaiting them, in a trend to show more skin at Robert Redford's annual film showcase.
Showing in theatres alongside the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, festival goers can catch a movie about porn star Linda Lovelace, played by Amanda Seyfried in Lovelace, and British soft porn publishing magnate Paul Raymond, played by Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's The Look Of Love.
"Sexuality and sexual relationships are an area that people are naturally interested in but it has been so taboo that there haven't been a lot of films that get into the complexities of it," Trevor Groth, the festival's director of programming, told Reuters.
"Now those audiences are hungry for them," he added, "and film-makers are feeling confident that there's an audience for those stories".