Natalie Portman’s drama film, A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on the novel by Amos Oz, which takes place in Israel during its early years of independence. It took Natalie Portman years to write the script, generate enough funding, and it has been initially screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.
The book chronicles the writer’s childhood in Israel, his longing for something European and what it represents. It dwells on his challenges growing up and finally into the character’s loyalty to his roots. Natalie Portman acquired adaptation rights to the book that has been translated into 28 languages and distributed worldwide.
Natalie Portman plays the role of Oz’s mother. The film is due to be aired in the US on Aug. 19th. Perhaps the best way to promote this serious and sensitive film is to have sexy photos of Natalie Portman without her pants as first published by the New York Times.
That’s right, like most of us, nobody gets the connection between a drama movie and Natalie Portman showing her legs in panties. Twitter users were quick to respond, hence, #FindPortmansPants started.
The New York Times published the article, which contains 6 Natalie Portman photos without pants. It was published timely, close to the film’s release, as a form of email correspondence between Natalie Portman and her friend and novelist
The long back-and-forth email correspondence tackled on the topics of religion, philosophy, parenting, politics and the arts. In between these emails the photos of Natalie Portman in her panties were inserted, which looked more like comical skits in between serious dramatic pieces.
What link could have been established along the lines between a sexualized photo of her, or her role in the movie as a mother, with such subjects as religion or philosophy?
A Tale of Love and Darkness is Natalie Portman’s directorial debut. It is promising and ambitious.
She is pretty, sexy and intelligent. But of course, there’s no point saying that.
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