Most people tend to wind down by the time they reach their 80s, enjoying leisurely pursuits like reading or gardening, but Susan Sarandon is not most people.
In an event designed to promote women in film at the Cannes Film Festival, the Thelma & Louise star revealed aspirations to direct porn from her 80th birthday onwards.
Not your typical octogenarian bash then.
Sarandon explained to The Times that the pornography industry is too focused on male consumers and needs more female directors to strike a balance.
“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 when I no longer want to act, I want to do that.”
To support this somewhat surprising revelation, Sarandon hearkened back to her role in Tony Scott’s film The Hunger from 1983, where she took control of a sex scene between herself and actress Catherine Deneuve.
“It was Tony Scott’s first film and I intervened in the script. First of all it was written that I was drunk and I said, ‘Seriously? You have to be drunk to get into bed with Catherine Deneuve? I don’t think so. Isn’t it more interesting if it is voluntary?’”
It's hard to imagine that anyone would have to be drunk to spend time with the legendary French actress, but we guess Scott was still new to the game at that point.
Sarandon broke the scene down further, explaining that:
“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.”
This isn't the first time that Sarandon has spoken frankly about sexuality in recent months.
When asked to discuss Woody Allen's work at Cannes, Sarandon refused to comment due to the sex abuse allegations previously made by Mia Farrow and earlier this year, Sarandon fought back at journalist Piers Morgan, who suggested that she had bared too much skin at the SAG Awards.
Porn connoisseurs will have to wait eleven more years before Sarandon convinces others to bare their skin in her movies, but the question on everyone's lips is: Will Sarandon direct new material or will her porn movies parody some of her most famous work?