Natalie Portman will have angry, druggy onscreen sex with Mila Kunis

This is Natalie Portman on the cover of September’s Interview Magazine. The actual interview hasn’t been released yet on Interview’s site, so I have no idea what Natalie is talking about. What I do know is that this is a gorgeous cover. This is amazing. God, she’s beautiful.

I could go on and on about how I think Natalie is a very classy and talented young actress, but that would destroy the strange news I just found. Natalie has just been officially confirmed for Black Swan, which will be directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain). What’s startling about this project is that it apparently calls for Natalie to do some crazy stuff – being a hardcore ballerina, taking drugs, being victimized by men and having “ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex” with a woman, who will be played by Mila Kunis. This is not your mother’s Natalie Portman film. But it’s not the fanboys’ fanatasy film either:

Black Swan will star drool-worthy starlets Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis and is being helmed by visionary director Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky originally tried to set up the project in 2007 but Universal put it in turnaround. Thanks to “The Wrestler” doing so well though, Portman twirled onto the project a couple of months ago and everything’s been full steam ahead since.

Can I just tell you why none of my review matters? Can I just tell you why my review is absolutely pointless? Because in this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex.

Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We’re talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex. Yeah so…this movie is already on the must-see list of 2010. But how good is it? Does the story that surrounds the sex disappoint or excel?

Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in one of New York City’s top ballet companies. She appears to be the only sweet girl of the bunch however, as it’s established early on that these companies are packed with jackals, every seemingly sweet-natured princess scheming to backstab the girl next to her if only it gets her one rung higher on the ladder. High School’s got nothing on these bitches. Nina’s sorta friend, Beth, who has been the school’s running lead in all the productions, is nearing the end of her career, and everyone’s gunning to take her place in the next big ballet: Swan Lake.

The lead role is the part of Odette, the Swan Queen. The role is complicated by the fact that the ballerina must be able to play both sweet, the “White Swan,” and dark, the “Black Swan”. It is the ultimate challenge. Of course, Nina has the white swan down. But does she have the darkness to nail the Black Swan?

The director of the production is the handsome but sinister Yevna. He sees something in Nina but before he gives her the part, he wants to speak with her privately. It is there, in his office, that he pries into Nina’s mind, searching for her dark side, even going so far as to force a kiss on her. But it’s unclear whether Yevna is trying to seduce Nina or simply seeing how she’ll react. As the sweet polite girl she is. Or as the raging disturbed woman she will have to be. In the end, Nina is given the role. But it’s clear Yevna has doubts as to if she can pull it off.

As the days go by and Nina searches desperately to find her darkness, she begins noticing another girl around town and at the ballet company who looks exactly like her. But not just “exactly.” We’re talking identical. Yet every time Nina tries to get close, the girl turns away or hides her face. Finally, Nina meets this mysterious doppelganger after rehearsal. Her name is Lily (Kunis). And while she definitely looks like Nina, she’s by no means an identical replica. Was it Nina’s imagination perhaps?

Whereas Nina is calculated about every move she makes, Lily is the opposite – uncaring and uninterested in perfection. Everything she does seems so…effortless. The two begin a tepid friendship, one which Nina is constantly trying to pull away from. But while she is afraid of Lily, she is also drawn to her in some way. And then there’s those strange fleeting moments where Lily looks exactly like her.

As they get closer to production, Nina’s world starts to spin out of control as Lily befriends Yevna and continues to move up the ballet company ladder. The girls will go out, get drunk, and Nina will show up at rehearsal late the next day only to find that Lily is standing in for her. Is Lily scheming to steal her role as the Swan Queen? Or is Nina making this all up in her head in order to find her dark side? That is the ultimate question.

As in all Aronofsky movies, there are some controversial moments. In one scene, Nina basically gets raped by Yevna. It’s cold and off-putting, and yet it’s an important moment as it demonstrates just how high the stakes are in this seemingly innocent world. The script is steeped in darkness (surprise surprise) and makes you feel so uncomfortable at times that you can’t read it without constantly resituating yourself.

[From ScriptShadow]

Yikes. While I think Aronofsky makes interesting, challenging, thought-provoking films, this one seems especially intense. I should mention to all of Natalie’s fan boys out there that you’ll really have to work for this lesbian scene. Natalie is no Megan Fox – she’s not just going to make out with a girl because “it’s cute” or “boys will think it’s funny”. Natalie is doing a hardcore lesbian sex scene because it’s art. And it probably won’t be sexy in the least.

Here’s Natalie Portman leaving Nobu Berkeley restaurant in London, having spent around 3 hours inside dining with friends on July 6th. Images thanks to WENN.com .

 

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  1. Zoe says:

    ::Natalie is doing a hardcore lesbian sex scene because it’s art. And it probably won’t be sexy in the least.::

    A sex scene is a sex scene, whether it’s with a man or a woman. Actors play parts, they take direction, and do what the story calls for. Not a big deal. I’m not going to judge whether something is going to be sexy or not if it hasn’t even come out yet. I’m not sure why any sex scene is considered a big deal whatsoever, I think it’s interesting people get flustered about things like that but don’t have any problem seeing movies where people are killed or tortured. Priorities…

  2. luna says:

    Mila Kunis is GORGEOUS. I’ve been girlcrushing on her since Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It’s so nice to finally see her breaking out.

    Love Natalie too. It’ll be interesting to see if this film gets a wide release, since it does sound so “artsy” and risque.

  3. dude says:

    sounds like a good movie. I didnt like the wrestler tho. Thought it was horrid! But this sounds pretty interesting. Mila Kunis is awesome!

  4. kai says:

    I can’t see this working as a film (uh, what exactly was that about? a ballerina exploring her dark side?), but I hope they’ll surprise me.

    usually, I don’t like portman’s acting. especially in V for vendetta, ugh.

  5. Eileen Yover says:

    I loved her in The Professional. One of my all-time favorite movies!

  6. KateNonymous says:

    So…not a remake of the 1942 swashbuckler, then.

  7. Kevin says:

    Meh,,,Natalie making out with Meg Griffin. Limp Noodle

  8. photo jojo says:

    Somewhere north of here, in another office, my husband’s head just exploded….

  9. mxml says:

    why does this movie make you reconsider thinking of her as “classy”? i hate that stupid meaningless word.

  10. viper says:

    two jewish girls making out whats not to like about that>?

  11. danielle says:

    Yay Mila Kunis! Love her!

  12. Annie says:

    How intriguing!

    I don’t know if I could see Mila as Natalie’s doppleganger, even slightly. But maybe it’s the dark hair? (LOL)

    I’ll probably end up turning away from the sex scene. I always feel like I’m violating someone’s privacy.

  13. orion70 says:

    There’s a difference between angry sex, and being raped…..just sayin’

  14. Garden variety losers says:

    Oh brother. All these actresses are tres lame.

    Art, my behind. They’re all self-exploiters self-promoters who play the game as men dictate. Interested only in hype and celebrity in the guise of being “edgy” LMFAO

    Way to change the game, girls. Way to be an example. Way to continue the endless sexualization of women and make things harder than ever for the rest of your gender.

  15. overhyped much? says:

    Cannot stand Natalie Portman. At least Paris Hilton doesn’t pretend to be anything but what she is. (Also, NP is cute but hardly beautiful.) She also seems unjustifiably full of herself, even more unjustifiable now. This is predictable sensationalistic sleaze masquerading as cinema.

    You’ve got this crap movie. You’ve got Kristen Stewart playing a naked hooker with James Gandolfini (uck!)

    It’s the race to the bottom. Especially pathetic when it’s actresses who are on top of the world with choices who pick trash. Girls are such sheep.

  16. JaneLane says:

    Mila and Nat together? Amazing. If it were Nat and a guy you prob wouldn’t say anything. And don’t just assume that fan boys would like that scene, lesbians and bi-sexual women would too.

  17. Bina says:

    I’m waiting for the day when two male Hollywood actors have hot angry Ecstasy fueled sex on screen because it’s ART.

  18. Neelyo says:

    Overhyped much, do you really think actresses have much choice? Even the young ones? When you look at the shitty movies that get made and think ‘wow this is the best script there is?’, you realize that there’s not many choices in Hollywood, especially if you’re a woman.

    Bina, I’d see that movie. Although ecstasy does make it difficult to maintain an erection…so I’ve heard.

  19. Grannychick says:

    Art my butt – it’s porno – and that’s all Hollyweird REALLY wants to make. How many films that did well got criticized by the reviewers because there was no sex in them? Many – too many to think about. They just want to make trash films.

  20. Blah blah blah says:

    kai:
    usually, I don’t like portman’s acting. especially in V for vendetta, ugh.
    —-

    Same here! She’s seriously awful sometimes.

    And, “Natalie is doing a hardcore lesbian sex scene because it’s art. And it probably won’t be sexy in the least.”
    *rolls eyes*

  21. Bob says:

    Does nobody else see the “big plot twist” coming from a mile away?

    Mila Kunis is clearly going to end up being Portman’s own ‘dark side’ manifested before her eyes. Some unmentioned even taking place just before the movie’s story starts will come back as the ‘tipping point’ from which Portman develops a split personality. They look the same because the ARE THE SAME.

    Way to rip off The Machinist, Fight Club and every other film that uses schizophrenia as a major plot point. Not that any of those were terribly original to begin with.