Today we take a small peek into the mind of James Lear, the brilliant author behind The Sun Goes Down, out today! Get a glimpse at what influences and inspires one of our favorite erotica writers.
What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?
Now, Voyager with Bette Davis, which is the ultimate romantic wish-fulfilment/self-denial movie.
Showgirls, which is an anti-romantic movie with a lot of romantic elements in it.
Brokeback Mountain, which is incredibly depressing but does feature a very persuasive love story.
Cabaret, which I found intensely romantic as a young man
If…, the Lindsay Anderson movie about a revolution in a boys’ boarding school, which includes a great love theme between two boys.
Describe your favorite scene from each one!
Now, Voyager: the scene when Charlotte descends the stairs on the boat for the first time, we see her fantastic shoes first then pan up to take in the whole transformation. It’s probably my favourite scene in any film, ever.
Showgirls: the scene in which Nomi has sex in a swimming pool. It’s berserk.
Brokeback Mountain: the scene in which the two men are reunited for the first time after their initial affair, and they can’t keep their hands off each other. They have a passionate kiss just outside the house, as I recall.
Cabaret: the dialogue goes something like ‘Fuck Max!’ ‘I do!’ ‘So do I.’ I thought that was really exciting and daring at the time.
If….: There’s a scene in which the pretty younger boy watches the older boy (played by Richard Warwick, one of the most beautiful men ever in a film) in the gymnasium. It’s really intense.