Jane Campion Proved Sam Elliot Right After Admitting To 'Fetishizing' Power of the Dog

Jane Campion Proved Sam Elliot Right After Admitting To ‘Fetishizing’ Power of the Dog

Sam Elliot, who is a longtime western performer, had recently made comments in an interview that had triggered a “homophobia” debate with ‘The power of the dog’ star Benedict Cumberbatch and director Jane Campion.

The main lead described Sam’s comments to the film as “very odd” in an interview with The Guardian on March 4th. He added that “massive intolerance in the world at large toward homosexuality still exists.”

However, when Jane was questioned if she was concerned about overdoing it, she stated that she ‘encouraged’ the gay desires and ‘gear’ depicted in the film. She added that she intended the movie to be ‘fetishized’. Campion said, “Too much leather and ropes and chaps? I encouraged it.”

She also stated that she was aware that some sequences were “quite eroticized,” such as one in which Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) hides a rope given to him by Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) beneath his bed.

“It’s quite eroticized. That rope, man! That’s such an object. You’re making a rope out of the hides of the beasts that you grow on the ranch. It’s sort of like a proof of masculinity because you use it to get animals into submission,” Campion explained.

“I loved [the leather, ropes, and chaps] because they looked like satyrs. And when I looked at the pictures from the period, big woolies are really common; I guess Montana’s super-cold. So wearing a sheep on each leg is sort of helpful. You see Peter starting to wear these wrist leather things, God knows what for. People love gear. Now they love running shoes. Gear, stuff!”

“The myth is that they were these macho men out there with the cattle”

Sam ranted over the film’s gay implications a few days before the interview was aired. “They’re all running around in chaps and no shirts,” Elliot remarked of the film’s characters on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF program this week. He also likened the characters to Chippendales, a male striptease company, stating, “There’s all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the f**king movie.”

The film’s plot centers around Benedict Cumberbatch’s character Phil Burbank, who torments his new sister-in-law (Kristen Durst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) at their Montana ranch. Elliot, who is now filming the ‘Yellowstone’ prequel ‘1883,’ stated his displeasure with the film, arguing that it harmed the concept of the macho Western hero.

Elliott said it was tarnishing the image of the cowboy just as he was filming ‘1883,’ but podcast host Marc Maron intervened to remind him that it was the goal of the film.

“The myth is that they were these macho men out there with the cattle,” Elliott said. “I just came from Texas where I was hanging out with families – not men – but families. Big, long, extended, multiple-generation families that made their livings… and their lives were all about being about cowboys.” “And boy, when I f**king saw that [movie], I thought, ‘What the f**k?'” he said. “Where’s the western in this western?”

On the podcast, he asked, “What the f**k does this woman from down there, New Zealand, know about the American west. And why in the f**k does she shoot this movie in New Zealand and call it and say, ‘This is the way it was.’ That f**cking rubbed me the wrong way, pal.”

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