Keira Knightley Explains Why She Won't Do S*x Scenes Directed By Men

Keira Knightley Explains Why She Won’t Do S*x Scenes Directed By Men

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On shooting intimate scenes, Keira Knightley has expressed her discomfort, admitting she will no longer do sex scenes directed by men. If a female director is behind the camera, the Pirates of the Caribbean actress reveal she has no issue. Speaking on the Chanel Connects Podcast, Knightley, the mom-of-two, credited the male gaze and her vanity for the decision. 

Keira Knightley, 35, claims she will no longer do sex scenes directed by men

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‘I don’t have an absolute ban on filming sex scenes, but I do with men. It’s partly vanity, and also it’s the male gaze. If I was making a story about the journey of motherhood and body acceptance, I feel like I am sorry, but that would have to be with a woman filmmaker.’ The 35-Year-Old explained. 

I don’t have an absolute ban on filming sex scenes, but I do with men. It’s partly vanity, and also it’s the male gaze’

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She added: ‘I don’t want it to be those horrible sex scenes where you are all greased up, and everybody is grunting. I am not interested in doing that. I feel uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze. There’s a time where I go, Yeah, I completely see where this sex would be good in this film, and you need somebody to look hot.’ 

‘I don’t want it to be those horrible sex scenes where you are all greased up, and everybody is grunting. I am not interested in doing that’

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Before this, the British actress in 2018 had spoken of her clashes with male directors, which resulted in an essay against male colleagues. Equally, she spoke of the impossible positions some women are often left in unless they act maternal or flirty scenes.

In 2018, the British actress had spoken of her clashes with male directors, which resulted in an essay against male colleagues

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Nonetheless, Knightley plays an activist role in a movie named ‘Misbehavior. The comedy-drama hinged on the Women’s Liberation Movement saw Knightley storming the stage at the 1970 Miss World Ceremony in objection to its sexism. 

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