An outstanding article by Ali Taylor that talks about how extreme films are often reduced to small parts of their narrative, rather than the larger message they are conveying. A must read for anyone interested in extreme cinema!
In this article Taylor looks at the recent film The Trouble With Being Born, a sci-fi drama about a father who builds an AI replica of his lost daughter, however, has sexual relationships with the robot. It’s a provocative and controversial topic, but one that we often see approached in films. Taylor looks at how some film festivals and articles have condemned this film by only focusing on the child abuse aspects and even calling it supportive of said abuse. Read Ali Taylor’s full Boundary Pushing Films Are More Than Their Click-Bait Titles article over on The Conversation.