Kristen Stewart On People Walking Out Of Crimes Of The Future


The dystopian horror film is already making waves.

In the movie — which is directed by Crash director David Cronenberg — Kristen plays a bureacrat who becomes transfixed by a performance artist who does live surgery as part of their schtick.

Even Kristen said she was confused by the film at first. “We, the actors, spent every single day after work being like, ‘What the fuck are we doing?’ But then I watched the movie last night and it was so crystal clear to me,” she told Insider.


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“It so exposing, and it does feel like you’re hacking up organs when you’re making something, and if it doesn’t feel that way it’s not worth it.


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As you can imagine, the film features some pretty graphic scenes — some of which were so uncomfortable and gory that several people walked out of the premiere at Cannes Film Festival, according to the New York Times and Insider.


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And as for the walkouts and controversial nature of the film, Kristen said she doesn’t mind.


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“Everyone loves to talk about how his movies are difficult to watch and it’s fun to talk about people walking out of Cannes screenings,” Kristen said.


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“But every single gaping, weird bruise in his movies, it makes my mouth open.”


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“You wanna lean in toward it,” she continued. “And it never repulses me ever.”

“The way I feel, it is through really visceral desire and that’s the only reason we’re alive. We’re pleasure sacks.”


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Well, there you have it. We are pleasure sacks. And as pleasure sacks, we can all watch Crimes of the Future when it’s released next month.


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