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A devoted wink to our lovely contributors who reveal their inspirations and seductive anecdotes

Catherine Breillat

“I have to desire him. I have to like him; I have to want him in order for it to come across in the film. With this character, I was absolutely overwhelmed by him and constantly surprised by him...”

Nicolas Provost

“What I see is a beautiful dark world. For me the most intense experiences are when the difference between dream and nightmare becomes very small.”

Katherine Cooper

“You can see, hear, smell another person and still maintain a relative distance, but to taste somebody you must get up close and personal.”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

João Pedro Rodrigues

“People sometimes think obsession is something negative, but for me it’s a positive thing.”

Atelier Bow-Wow

“...the intangible allows us to share with others. It is exactly that sharing, that to Yoshi and me can become erotic...”

Paola Antonelli

“...when it comes to materials there is an immediate language that is understandable to everybody. The sensuality - or lack there of - is immediately graspable...”

Alejandro Zambra

“For me, diaries are an intransitive, confessional space.”

Alaric Alexander Smeets

“...with her golden hair draped over her shoulders, the sight of her was enough to make my tripping mind supernova...”

Miet Warlop

“...the men I’ve loved have mostly been people who can carry me off to ‘somewhere’ else...”

Eddie Peake

“...We couldn't afford to rent a studio, or buy expensive materials. What I do have is a body to use freely...”
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