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Xavier Dolan reveals bottoming onscreen doesn't come naturally to him

2016-12-14
Xavier Dolan, the rising gay actor, writer and director who’s been making waves in the film world over the last few years, has reflected on his experience of bottoming for a sex scene in his first feature-length movie. The 27-year-old directed and starred in 2009's I Killed My Mother, a semi-autobiographical tale of a turbulent relation between a mother and a 16-year-old high school student coming to terms with his sexuality. One notable scene sees Dolan's character have sex with his boyfriend while redecorating a room, but the actor and director has revealed in a new interview that portraying bottoming on camera wasn't the most natural of 'positions' for him. Reflecting on the scene with Vulture Magazine, Dolan, , who also directed the video for Adele’s ‘Hello’ last year, said: “You know what? I don’t think I would do that now. And I’m not even a bottom, actually, if we want to go there.” When the interviewer went on to say that Dolan's 2013 film Tom at the Farm, feels like "dance between a submissive protagonist and a domineering top", Dolan replies: I don’t have a problem with putting myself in a submissive position." He continues: "Are you trying to make me confess? Are you trying to make me come out as a bottom here?" When the interview tells him that there;s "also 'vers'," Dolan replies, "I’m not", before adding that he is "strictly" the only other option left. Well, the more you know. While Dolan both wrote and directed I Killed My Mother, he admitted that performing was the most enjoyable part of the experience for him. "Acting is liberating," he explained. Filmmaking is not liberating — the loneliness and the responsibilities consume you. When you're acting, you're letting something out, and when you're directing, you're absorbing everything." Watch the trailer for I Killed My Mother below: More stories: X Factor winner Matt Terry addresses sexuality rumours Single & Fabulous? | The single man’s guide to surviving Christmas