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"Houellebecq loves scandal": BFMTV investigates the pornographic film that the writer seeks to ban


VIDEO – In a documentary, the channel met the director behind the controversy. She also wonders about the novelist's relationship to Islam. A question torments her: does Houellebecq really know what he is doing?

Even the most loyal Houellebecquians, those ready to do anything to defend the great pythia of French letters, let out a cry of surprise.

Michel, in an erotic film!

The trailer released on January 24 showed


hugging a naked young woman with his long, tired arms.

The French government, which wishes to act to sensitize young people against the dangers of porn, will not find a more effective campaign.

The entire video, titled

Kirac 27

, was scheduled to premiere on March 11.

But the author swears to have become an actor at his expense.

He therefore launched a legal action in France, which he was dismissed, and continues the fight in the Netherlands.

There would have been an abuse of drinks, therefore a breach of trust, at the time of the signing of the contract.

The decision will be made on March 28, explains



Read alsoHow Michel Houellebecq found himself in an erotic film

The “Red line” teams, in

Houellebecq, the sulphurous

, broadcast on March 10 and visible in replay on RMC BFM Play, went to question the main interested party, in the Netherlands.

The journalists enter a suburb of Amsterdam, happy to find an atmosphere worthy of a novel by the writer.

The so-called Jini Jane, a student who sells her charms on the OnylFans site, welcomes them.

His wife wanted me to have sex with him.

I was very clear, it's only possible if it's filmed in the context of a porn film

, ”she assures the most simply of the world, showing selfies taken with Houellebecq on getting out of bed.

The writer sports what she considers to be her "

biggest smile

“: a slight grin.

Was he unaware that he was being filmed?


”, assures the young woman.

His mother and Islam

Houellebecq was all down

, told in


, in February, in a detailed account, the director of the film, Stefan Ruitenbeek.

Then I saw him wake up, be reborn, he talked and made love for three hours in front of my camera.

On BFMTV, this guy who presents himself as a libertarian artist, details his ambition:

” We wanted to play with the borders between reality and fiction as he does in his films.


doubt he wants to refer to

The Abduction of Michel Houellebecq



, by Guillaume Nicloux.

We will not know much more about the truth behind this funny porn.

Did our star get tricked?

Or did she not measure the consequences of her fine part and did she retract in extremis?

BFMTV turns around, heading towards Islam.

The journalists evoke the lines which have caused the scandal, lately:

“I believe that the wish of the French population “of stock”, as they say, is not at all that the Muslims assimilate, but simply that they stop stealing and attacking them ,

wrote Houellebecq, at the end of 2022, in the magazine

Front populaire.

Before resuming his offending paragraphs.

The documentary wonders if his mother's militant anti-colonialist communist past, which he hates, has nothing to do with his current positions.

“He obviously has a detachment from his writings.

Is he really aware that they can touch and hit?

I don't know,

, confesses on BFMTV, for his part, the rector of the Mosque of Paris.

If he agreed to review his remarks, Michel Houellebecq has often claimed his right to freedom of expression.

And even blasphemy.

"He's a great communicator, he could choose to become an unsympathetic, swaggering character at one point (...) He likes scandal, he can't help but throw it, even if the consequences can hurt him. worry.


Emmanuel Pierrat, lawyer

According to Emmanuel Pierrat, who was his lawyer, the novelist knows what he is doing.

Initially, at least.

"He's a great communicator, he could choose to become an unsympathetic, swaggering character at one point (...) He likes scandal, he can't help but throw it, even if the consequences can hurt him. worry.

More than twenty years ago, in 2002, Guillaume Durand questioned him in particular about his remarks on Islam, which he had described as

“the most stupid religion”


The author replied:

“Do I think so?

That, I don't know.

It depends on the days…”

A report with the author in Pattaya, a hotspot for sex tourism in Thailand, then returns to the documentary.

“Conditions are less inhuman here.

It's not that girls like being whores.

But how many people love their job?

, we hear the novelist launch.

This kind of analysis, perhaps more cynical than provocative, finally characterizes him quite well.

Source: lefigaro

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