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Francis Lee
A Sunday thread: It has come to my attention there is huge speculation about my new film and the ‘controversial’ flames that have been fanned on a slow ‘news’ story day by newspapers and columnists who haven’t read my script or know anything about my film
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I should also point out that the film (again, that these newspaper writers know absolutely nothing about) hasn’t even been made yet
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
After seeing queer history be routinely ‘straightened’ throughout culture, and given a historical figure where there is no evidence whatsoever of a heterosexual relationship, is it not permissible to view that person within another context...?
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Particularly a woman whose work and life were subjected to the worst aspects of patriarchy, class discrimination and gender imbalance...
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
As a working class, queer film maker, I continually explore the themes of class, gender, sexuality within my work, treating my truthful characters with utter respect and I hope giving them authentic respectful lives and relationships they deserve
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Would these newspaper writers have felt the need to whip up uninformed quotes from self proclaimed experts if the character’s sexuality had been assumed to be heterosexual?
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
As film makers we try to make the best work possible and perhaps it would be better to wait until that work actually exists before assuming, presuming or critiquing what that work is and how it depicts its subjects and world
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Francis Lee 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I would now love to get on with the business of actually making a new film which I hope you will like. Thank you for reading ❤️
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Philippa Vallely 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
Absolutely agreed. And I, for one, cannot wait to see the film you choose to create.
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Mia Farrell 17 Mar 19
Replying to @strawhousefilms
I ❤️ you, Francis! 💪🏾
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Kate Winslet -ology 18 Mar 19
Ammonite
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