Does a movie about psychiatrists in the early 20th century sound sexy? It does when it involves certified sex bombs Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Viggo Mortensen. Oh, and did we mention the spanking? There’s spanking.
In A Dangerous Method, Fassbender stars as famous therapist Carl Jung, the protegee of Mortensen’s Sigmund Frued, and Kiera’s a beautiful young patient suffering from hysteria. And Fassbender helps her… with some kink!
Keira tells The Hollywood Reporter:
“When I first read the script, I thought, ‘The script was fascinating, and it’s [director] David [Cronenberg], and I really want to work with David, but I read those two scenes and just went, ‘I don’t think that I can do that,’ particularly because it’s the age of the Internet; it’s gonna be everywhere; I don’t want that out there’… I phoned him up to really turn it down… I said to him, ‘Look, I love you, I love the script, I love the character, but I really don’t know that I can play those scenes’… He said, ‘Look, if I’m gonna do them, then they’re gonna be clinical; they’re not gonna be sexy, they’re not gonna be voyeuristic in that way.’ And I thought, ‘Okay, well I can understand that. As long as it’s clinical and it’s not some, sort of, weird sexy spanking thing.’”
Spanking: clinical or sexy? Watch the trailer here and let us know what you think!