Toni Collette: Why I approve of the lust in Wanderlust
TONI COLLETTE has defended the sex scenes in her controversial TV drama Wanderlust, insisting they are imperative to the story.
The first episode opens with a risqué moment between Collette’s character Joy and her husband Alan, played by Steven Mackintosh, before she is seen satisfying herself under the sheets.
Addressing criticism of the focus on taboo issues, the 45-year-old Australian star of Muriel’s Wedding told Digital Spy: ‘It’s reflective of something that is happening to a lot of people, but that nobody really talks about.
‘There is a focus on sex, but it’s actually a by-product of something much deeper that Joy’s going through. It’s part of the character’s arc and narrative, so it’s not gratuitous.’
Writer Nick Payne says highlighting a couple’s sex life gives an honest portrayal of long-term relationships. He added: ‘What if you make the sex the driver of the story… so you explore all these romantic lives through the s***ging.’
The six-part BBC series will air later this year.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth