Natalie Portman Reveals The Key To Black Swan's Success

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Also: "There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die… It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down."

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I'm definitely not criticising the people who did find the prospect of the lesbian sex scene intriguing (many of whom were probably not straight men), but Portman's statement "everyone wants to see that" comes off very much like "the straight male gaze is everyone's gaze!" And that's a sentiment I'm frankly sick of.