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How Michel Houellebecq ended up in an erotic film


In the trailer for a short film, the author of annihilation frolics in bed with a young woman in Amsterdam.

The famous writer, who has already acted in several films, would appear for the first time… in a pornographic film!

At least that's what the trailer posted on January 24 by the Dutch collective KIRAC (Keeping It Real Art Critics) suggests.

The scenario outlined there is surprising.

In the sequence, the face of the author of

Elementary Particles

appears haggard and disheveled, like a strange bird fallen from the nest.

The voiceover of Stefan Ruitenbeek, the director, explains that Michel Houellebecq contacted him following the cancellation of a sex tourism trip to Morocco.

She "

had started a month in advance to arrange prostitutes for him

“, he explains about Qianyum Lysis, the wife of the author, who appears furtively in the back of a car.

But, for fear of "

Muslim extremists",

the bawdy party was finally called off.

Houellebecq KIRAC 27 trailer (French subtitles) - YouTube

Do not panic !

Stefan Ruitenbeek has more than one trick up his sleeve.

I told him that I knew plenty of girls in Amsterdam who would sleep with the famous writer out of curiosity.

The director would have offered him a relief orgy in the Netherlands.

In exchange ?

Permission to film everything


A half wacky half sordid deal… which the author seems to have accepted.

At least that's what the ending of the teaser suggests, which shows him in the arms of a scantily clad young woman, who kisses him languidly in a hotel room.

The full movie will be uploaded on March 11.

How did the author of

Serotonin end

up in such a situation?

The false rumor of the honeymoon

First, does the synopsis presented by the trailer tell the true story, or is it purely staged?


It's all true

," director Stefan Ruitenbeek told

Le Figaro


This one nevertheless refuses the label of “

porn film

” and prefers to speak of “

sex film


A shade that could make you smile.


It's really a matter of words

," he admits, "

there's a lot of room for physical intimacy and eroticism


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The director affirms that Houellebecq had already contacted him after his sulphurous film


, of which he had appreciated the main actress, Jini Van Rooijen.

This one does not appear in the trailer, but also plays in the film, says Stefan Ruitenbeek.

The interested party has also published a photograph of her with the author of


on social networks.

However, it is difficult to identify the real motivations of Michel Houellebecq in this scabrous undertaking.

Should we see the pure cynicism of a new incorrect projection?

Was there a part of blackmail?

The famous writer, approached for a time for the Nobel Prize which was finally awarded to Annie Ernaux, did not speak on the subject.

Recently, Michel Houellebecq had already sparked controversy following remarks about Muslims, made in the context of an exchange with Michel Onfray for Front Populaire.

Read alsoMichel Houellebecq - Michel Onfray: conversation on the edge of the abyss

The Dutch collective KIRAC (Keeping It Real Art Critics), known for their controversial videos, defines itself as "

looking for love, in the form of truth


The " sexual

" short film

will be the 27th episode of a series of videos whose publication began in 2016. Halfway between artistic criticism and short film, they deal with different social issues, such as consent sexual (episode 9) or immigration (episode 14), with a claimed libertarian and non-conformist paste.

A position that is no stranger to Michel Houellebecq.

Source: lefigaro

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