An upcoming comedy by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas may spark a little controversy. According to Almodovar in an in-depth interview with the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday, the film titled "I'm So Excited" will definitely be one of his most racy due to the nature of explicit dialogue and ambiguous sexuality that the director feels may be a bit taboo.
"I'm So Excited" is a film about different people coming together and finding a way to co-exist. With the location mainly taking place in the airplane, the film takes off as the airplane encounters technical failures which challenges the pilots and crew set aside their own problems to entertain and comfort passengers.
The film promises to deliver laughs but will also explore definitions of sexuality.
In the interview, Almodovar spoke about dialogue and the subject of sex:
"There are dialogues that are a little embarrassing to listen to. Even for me. And I wrote them. Men don't usually speak so openly about sex as the characters. I think the male viewers are going to have more problems than the women. Because we men are more hypocritical -- regardless of homosexual or heterosexual."
Almodovar said the film will "affect a lot of bisexuals" as those relations will be explored more through dialogue because he feels sex is more "fun to talk about" rather than do it. That's why the director says the film only shows heterosexual sexual relations on camera.
The comedic nature of the film should bring light to taboo, controversial subjects while bringing the ambiguous nature of sexuality to the forefront.
The film is set released on March 8 in Spain and in the U.S. on June 28