Anne Heche and Ashton Kutcher (above) star in Spread, the tale of an ambitious escort (Kutcher) who makes good use of his physique and sexual dynamism to make his way into the world of Los Angeles’ moneyed elite. Problems arise when he falls in love with a mere waitress (Margarita Levieva).
“Adult lives are sexual lives,” Anne Heche is quoted as saying in the film’s press release. “We’re given these films all the time where people aren’t really talking truthfully about what goes on in people’s sex lives. You get these scenes where people come together and they kiss and fall down on a bed, and then we’re supposed to imagine what’s going on. But people’s sex lives are extreme. I certainly haven’t seen a truthful portrayal of an adult sex life in a film in awhile, and it’s bold to be able to do that. It may be uncomfortable, it may be sexy, it may be heartbreaking. Maybe disturbing. But true stuff.”
Spread was directed by David Mackenzie from a screenplay by Jason Hall, based on a story by Hall and Paul Kolsby. Also in the cast: Sebastian Stan, Rachel Blanchard, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Hart Bochner.
Spread opens in the US on Aug. 14.
Photos: Dale Robinette / ©2009 Barbarian Film Group LLC