Woody Allen's forthcoming Spanish shot film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona will feature a "steamy lesbian sex-scene" between Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson, the excited tabloids report.
One "source" (i.e. film publicist) said "It is also extremely erotic. People will be blown away and even shocked. Penelope and Scarlett go at it in a red-tinted photography dark room, and it will leave the audience gasping." We don't know, it takes me a lot to get us gasping.
Well, Agent Triple P is not sure that American mainstream directors can do erotic (French directors, yes. Spanish directors, yes. Italian directors, yes.) on the basis that Americans don't really understand the subtleties of depicting sex visually.
And as for Woody Allen being able to pull it off..
This seems a bit of clever marketing for what, otherwise, we suspect will be another dire Allen production but it may be that Agent DVD (who, we suspect would prefer Miss Johansson) and Agent Triple P may have to check it out when it is released in the summer.
Whilst we are still not sure about Scarlett (but then we don't like blondes) we would happily pay to watch Penélope do the washing up and the thought of them getting arty in red-light might be most diverting! Perhaps that is Mr Allen's genius; putting fire and ice, Nordic and Mediterranean together. The world awaits with baited breath; just as you intended!