John Boorman’s acclaimed 1972 film gave audiences a depiction of male rape that remains powerful, unsettling and unresolved. Rather than confronting its implications, we’ve spent the last several decades parodying it.
‘It’s something I’ll carry — always. To throw them away seems like that’s where my story would go, too.’
When they’ve been abused by another man, they call it exactly what it is — rape. But when it’s a woman, it’s a completely different story.