Friday, February 22, 2019

Good Morning, Great Gratuity #9

Seems fitting to head into our final day of 2018's "Golden Trousers" awards with Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA which, dunno if you've heard, I am quite the fan of. (On a related sidenote: stay tuned for our Top 10 later today!) We've got one more "Great Gratuity" of the year coming this afternoon but I don't think any scene felt more admirably gratuitous when it came to the man-flesh than did this one of Fermin (Jorge Antonio Guerrero) showing off to Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) -- that's not to say that Cuarón doesn't impart all we need to know about Fermin in this vital moment; he is a dick and a stick, he is bluster and seed. Sex and violence. And all Cleo can do is stare appreciatively.

We've all been there, sister. In fact let's be there right now 
by hitting the jump for the rest of this scene in gif form...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't remember where I heard/read this, but apparently Cuaron didn't tell him he was to be naked in this scene until the DAY OF. Luckily, he was cool with it. Yalitza was not so they filmed her part, she left the room and then they filmed his part. Very impressive that he was so willing to do it but NOT COOL of Cuaron to not tell him until they day of. You're basically pressuring the actor not to hold up the shoot or compromise your vision so you just better get naked. I'm sure he handled it well but still, not cool.