by Marianna Grazi
“The problem today is the mafia fr ** i”. Word about Luca Barbareschi. The actor, director and former deputy do not pinch words when addressing them attentive and enthusiastic audience – hear the exclamations “Bravo!” and applause in the background – spoke in Sutri, in the Viterbo area, Friday 29 April. The occasion is the presentation of exhibition”Strange and lonely“by his side the mayor of the city of Tuscia Vittorio Sgarbi, also apparently pleased with the shocking sentences that the artist utters.
Called to intervene on the Sutri scene, the 65-year-old artistic producer spends himself on one dom at the biennial, not so much the artistic as the cinematic. You know, everyone is talking about the things they have the most skills and knowledge about. For this, Barbareschi, who has three relationships with two marriages behind him, one of which is currently underway, talks about homosexuality and co. Sure it is not?
“The problem is the mafia of gays and lesbians”
“The Biennale, I can talk about the cinema and the theater, is just as imbecile, because instead of being part of a narrative that is ours, which we can draw on with beautiful films and shows, there is such a ceiling as if one do not do anything decadent, sad, depressed, you are not an artist.And it has been going on for years now. […] The problem today is fr ** i’s mafia, it’s not being gay, the problem is the mafia for gays and lesbians“.
The rehabilitation process for free men
The Mafia was not enough, the homotransphobic accusations against the LGBTQ + community, which according to Luca Barbareschi wanted to monopolize the art and cinema sector of the current world, were not enough, why not let yourself go to an example to accredit the dissertation. By telling what his greatest satisfaction is this year, it is to produce “Woody Allen, Polanski and Mamet, the three greatest geniuses in the strip of cinema, theater and visual storytelling ”he explains that“ obviously they are in the crosshairs, for all three should no longer function in the world. For no one knows, no one has a lawsuit anymore, no one is done. They are only free men“Just to remember, the three have had various legal issues, see the case of Roman Polanski Roman, who in 1997 was accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl and spent eight months under house arrest in 2009.
But Barbareschi explains, “by the way freedom“Who in July with the Polish director goes to Paris to make one”rehabilitation courses where I demonstrate that I have one healthy relationship with sex. I do not know what sexual intercourse is with sex, I want to go to this course where -one group of lesbians, a group of transgender people will try me and I do not know, they will do as in A Clockwork Orange, they show me a pair of breasts, and if I throw up, I pass, if I try to touch them instead, I will be imprisoned ”. Obviously a necessary course for Barbareschi, who does not seem to be comfortable not so much with sex, but with how it is expressed in its diversity of identity and orientation.
The rules of spaciousness, which “are the dumbest in the world”
Then, in continuation of his shocking and coherent speech, the Italian director claims to have called no one other than the president of the Oscars to ask for clarification of the new rules of the Oscars, which include “The spaciousness“And that, according to Barbareschi,”it’s the dumbest thing in the world. What does inclusivity mean? I should make a movie where there is always a dwarf, a transgender, a Chinese …“And as if that were not insulting enough, he asks himself,” But how does a Chinese feel? Gay? Lesbian? “. Then he would explain to the President of the Academy that his next film will deal with the landings in Normandy, which he promises to do “politically correct, with your new rules”. “The only problem – continues entertaining and fun for Sutri’s audience – is that the toads during the landing stop about 10 meters (from the beach, ed) and the first dwarfs I have to put on for nomination for the Oscars drown me. Laughs. A perfect stand up comedian. When asked how to solve this problem, the 65-year-old has the answer clear: “I put little duck“.” And when the Nazis shoot from on top of the dwarves, do I take a Nazi dwarf army? Otherwise, it’s politically incorrect … And when transgender people get off the boat in heels and puncture it, they drown. How do you do it?”.
To end her homophobic show, Luca Barbareschi sums up: “This is how the world goes the culture of annulment, the waking culture that buries the West in collective suicide“. Applause,” bravo! “. Curtain, or rather, a beautiful pitiful veil.
Controversy: “Unacceptable words, sorry”
Barbareschi’s speech raised one as expected dust of controversy. The first to take a stand were the activists from Lazio Pridewho responded to the discriminatory and offensive speech: “His words by which he addressed the mafia to the LGBT community are unacceptable. Barbareschi apologizes. Keep in mind that Pride of Ostia in 2018 was dedicated to the victims of the mafia. The LGBT community is a victim of organized crimewhich exploits and suppresses the conditions of need of those who are victims of homophobia. “Condemning words also come from Vladimir Luxuria, who, like the actor, had a past in politics and feels in doubt:” Barbareschi defines us as’ girls and lesbians ‘and even worse by calling us mafia. As a trans I can say that ‘those who despise buy’… a few words to the good connoisseur “, he wrote sharply on Twitter, from which also the answer comes from Senator Dem, the champion of civil rights in the LGBTQ + community Monica Cirinnà:” Here it is, the hate speech against those who fear that their baby, big, privilege is being questioned. Little men with a fragile identity. #ddlZan“.
After the storm, Barbareschi withdraws and tries to justify his words through social media: “I am in favor of all differences, as long as they do not discriminate against others with mafia attitudes about belonging – he writes, but insists on his own position – it. would be more interesting if social media dealt with beauty and literature, theater and cinema. Not of instrumental nonsense “
I am in favor of all differences, as long as they do not discriminate against others with mafia attitudes about belonging. It would be more interesting if social networks dealt with beauty and literature, theater and cinema. Not about instrumental nonsense.
– Luca Barbareschi (@BarbareschiLuca) April 30, 2022
Sorry, not apologiesIn short, by those who demonstrate how the culture of inclusiveness in our country is not yet a success, can not take root in the dry and arid soil of those who do not accept that “the world is beautiful because it is varied”, that humanity finds one added value in its diversity, in its nuances and to prove it is very often the art itself. It’s a shame that there are certain releases coming from those who consider themselves artists. And then everything seems to be redone.