Susan Sarandon Wants To Direct 'Female-Friendly Porn' In Her 80s


Some would go for a nice round-the-world cruise in their retirement, but not Susan Sarandon.

The outspoken actress, now 69, has said she’s mulling a move into the adult movie business over comfortable shoes and a nice game of bowls.

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According to The Times, she said: “I have threatened, in my 80s, to direct porn.

“I haven’t watched enough to know what the problems are. Most pornography is brutal and doesn’t look pleasurable from a female point of view.

“So I’ve been saying that when I no longer want to act, I want to do that.”

She added that a female director would be more attuned to ‘what the scene is supposed to tell you about these people’.

Sarandon is currently at the Cannes Film Festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise’, along with co-star Geena Davis.


She also spoke about some of her own movie sex scenes, notably in Tony Scott’s erotic vampire film 'The Hunger’ from 1983, in which she has a steamy scene with French actress Catherine Deneuve.

“A lot of people know what’s in the middle,” said Sarandon.

“But what makes a sex act really interesting is how that first touch happens, how that first kiss comes, so in The Hunger Tony allowed me to come up with an idea about the T-shirt and then the kiss. Those moments need to be looked at.”

The actress is having a busy week, in terms of headlines.

She made the papers on Monday after publicly accusing Woody Allen of child abuse, repeating the decades old allegations that have been levelled at the director, saying that he had 'sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that is right’.

“I have nothing good to say about Woody Allen, so I don’t think we should go there,” she added.

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