Before he was Marius in Les Misérables, Eddie Redmayne played Antony in Savage Grace. The film chronicles his allegedly incestuous relationship with his mother, socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland, whom he eventually murdered. It’s a very dark, challenging film — largely ignored by critics.
When he’s not having awkward sex with his own mother, played by Julianne Moore, Tony dates guys, including a hunky Spaniard played by Unax Ugalde. If you thought Redmayne was cute in Les Miz but would have been even cuter macking on a dude with his shirt off, look no further.
Then there’s Tony’s relationship with Samuel Adams Green, played by Hugh Dancy. In real life, Green was Barbara’s lover, but he swears he never had a threesome with her and her son. He also contends that there was never an incestuous relationship. Green filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers, which was not resolved at the time of his death.
In the film, Dancy’s character has a relationship with mother and son — including one very wrong (but still kind of hot) threesome scene.
There’s also postcoital cuddling, and it’s basically the best.
Below, the film’s awesome trailer, which includes a clip of the Redmayne-Dancy makeouts. That aside, the entire movie is worth watching, if you can stomach the subject matter. Julieanne Moore is great, and Redmayne gives a performance that will make you wonder why he isn’t already a bigger star.
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