Before filming his dramatization of the Dreyfus Affair and its condemnable "witch hunt" of a wrongfully persecuted man, Roman Polanski will next tempt provincial critics into drawing thematic parallels by helming Venus In Fur, a black comedy about the "erotic power play" between a director and a wannabe actress—because art must always be separated from artist, after all, much like a convicted child molester must be separated from the people who want to put him in jail. The David Ives play recently became a hit on the Broadway circuit that Roman Polanski can never visit unless he's looking to get arrested, winning a Tony Award for its lead actress, Nina Arianda. For the film version, Polanski has cast his wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, opposite Dreamers star Louis Garrel, rewriting the script in French to appeal to the audience that has so embraced him for his intoxicating existentialism about the definition of "child rape." In a statement, Polanski said the word "erotic" and then everything got really uncomfortable.
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