Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes, whose recently released movie Yellow is a story about an incestual relationship between an adult brother and sister, sat for an interview following the movie’s release. In the interview, Mr. Cassavetes boldly stated his approval of incest.
Cassavetes – a maverick filmmaker whose parents are the legendary actress Gena Rowlands and actor-director John Cassavetes — confessed he could not condemn it.
“I have no experience with incest,” he told TheWrap in an interview on Sunday. “We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want.
“Who gives a [sh**] if people judge you?” he continued. “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”
We must never let our guard down and we must remain constantly aware that many people in the entertainment industries are people without any guiding principles. Reasonable adults should examine all popular music, movies, books, video games, etc. thoroughly (listen, watch, read, or play to completion) before allowing young people to access them. American entertainment and media is full of stupid, rudderless people just like Nick Cassavetes and their destructive philosophies are always present in their work.
An example that may surprise some is how vigorously homosexuality is promoted in some computer video games. [WARNING: The following links contain mature topics and graphic language unsuitable for children.] While The Sims video game series has long contained homosexual content, more recently the popular medieval role-playing games Dragon Age: Origins, and the hugely succesful Skyrim have also given the player the ability to choose a homosexual relationship (including marriage) for their game character.