After two profitable forays into taking part in legendary girls with two-syllable final names that begin with “S,” Spencer and Seberg, Kristen Stewart — additionally a legendary lady with a two syllable last-name that begins with “S” — shall be taking part in Susan Sontag in an upcoming biopic primarily based on the biography “Sontag: Her Life” by Ben Moser. Director Kristen Johnson shall be co-writing the script with legendary lesbian playwright Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Journey, Effectively, Enjoyable Residence).
According to Variety, filming will start this very month within the Berlin Movie Pageant, for which Kristen Stewart is serving as jury president. Kirsten Johnson, best-known for her critically acclaimed documentaries “Cameraperson” and “Dick Johnson is Lifeless,” mentioned of the intent to start in Berlin:
“We’re utilizing Berlin as a second to kick off the venture and do documentary footage of Kristen as the top of the jury and speaking to her about how she’s going to change into Sontag. Will probably be a drama, however with a documentary facet to it. Kirsten has an exquisite strategy to storytelling, and that is reflective of that, so she is going to use documentary in it.”
To be sincere I do not know what which means, however even supposing Stewart just isn’t Jewish and in addition doesn’t remotely resemble Susan Sontag, I’m completely thrilled by this casting alternative!
Susan Sontag is a author, thinker and activist finest identified for her essays, together with many who I’m virtually however not fairly sensible sufficient to totally perceive. Sontag’s work is foundational to principle throughout a number of disciplines, corresponding to her 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp” and her 1977 e-book On Pictures. Sontag additionally revealed performs and fiction and is well-known for her political activism starting along with her opposition to the Vietnam Warfare within the Sixties.
“Notes On Camp” was later used as a theme for the 2019 Met Gala, which Kristen Stewart attended:
An achieved bisexual, Sontag was married to author Phillip Rieff for eight years (they married when she was 17, they’d a son) earlier than relationship the legendary avant-garde playwright/director María Irene Fornés after which Italian aristocrat Carlotta Del Pezzo after which German educational Eva Kollisch.
Sontag’s romantic relationship with photographer Annie Leibowitz — which started within the late 80s and continued Sontag’s loss of life in 2004 — aspirationally concerned the 2 girls residing in separate residences in the identical Manhattan residence constructing. In 2000, Sontag told The Guardian that over your complete span of her life she had been in love with 5 (5) girls and 4 (4) males.
Kristen Stewart has performed queer elements earlier than: in The Runaways (during which she starred as Joan Jett), Lizzie, J.T. Leroy and Happiest Season. Additionally for my part, she performed queer roles in Charlie’s Angels, The Clouds of Sils Maria and Sure Ladies.
Many questions stay as this venture begins its journey into the world, largely “who shall be taking part in María Irene Fornés”? Moreover, will Kristen be summoning Susan Sontag’s homosexual ghost as analysis for the position? Hopefully these questions shall be answered in due time.
characteristic picture reveals Kristen Stewart attending the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer season 2023 present as a part of Paris Style Week on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Picture by Kristy Sparow/Getty Photos)
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