Revisited: Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) Talks with Gaspar Noé (Love) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Two of cinema's bad boy directors chat about Padre Pio, pornography, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and more.

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On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two of contemporary cinema’s most controversial, boundary-pushing directors are in conversation. From New York City, Gaspar Noé – whose new film, the pornographic 3D romance Love, is now out in theaters – chats with Abel Ferrara, a fellow scourge of the censors, who is currently living in Rome. Over the course of their highly entertaining talk, the pair discusses such topics as censorship, having their movies banned, what’s sexy in Saudi Arabia, the connections between Love and Ferrara’s first film, Nine Lives of a Wet Pussy, porn’s rightful place on the big screen, and their mutual hero, Pier Paolo Pasolini. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn

Just for the record, I started making films when I was 17 in 1968 and have never stopped for 1 minute and am not planning to.