The Director of ‘The Notebook’ Compares Incest to Gay Marriage
- Nick Cassavetes
The director of The Notebook, Nick Cassavetes, may soon find himself in the hot seat. Not because of the incestuous nature of his new movie Yellow, but his comparisons of incest to gay marriage. Now why did he have to go and do that? Read what he had to say below:
“I have no experience with incest. We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want.”
Who gives a shit if people judge you? I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”
We think we know what he was trying to say and that he didn’t mean any harm, but isn’t it the worst when people and critics compare gay marriage to all things deemed unnatural? We understand he’s trying to support his movie and his stance of “love who you want,” but he could’ve chosen another analogy other than gay marriage. How do you feel about his comment?