So Ramadan is different this time around? For Iftar it’s just my parents and my brother, right now. Instead of parts of the family, or the whole family. And I just think I really miss the coziness of it all. But other than that, it’s going all right? Yeah, of course. It’s a good thing, as well. You have a lot more time for yourself, to think about what really matters, and all that. And everyone is just much closer, but in a different way. And that’s really beautiful.
“Titanic is the hugest success, and it’s because it’s totally queer. Leonardo DiCaprio was totally androgynous at the time. DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were both not known — not stars — so there was no power dynamic between them. Like, if you look at the sex scene in Titanic […] he’s the one who’s being totally fragile and insecure. I think it was a huge success because it’s a love story with equality and with emancipation.
I think the movies are in dialogue. I thought a lot about Titanic because it’s also the present of a love story and the memory of a love story. A successful love story should not be about eternal possession. No, it should be about emancipation. And it is an emancipation story, because maybe [Kate Winslet’s character in Titanic] lost this love, but we see her being free and riding horses and wearing pants. It’s all about emancipation.
The success of a love story is not about how long it lasts. It’s not about ending your life together. Him dying is tragic, but it’s not the end of the story. In equality, there is emancipation.”