Spanish Lawmaker Performs Gay Sex Scenes in New Film
Filed By John M. Becker | March 20, 2014 7:00 PM |
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How's this for sexually liberated? Toni Cantó, a hunky 49-year-old former actor and current member of the Spanish Parliament, stars in La Partida ("The Departed"), a new film about the lives of rent boys in Havana, Cuba. In the film, Cantó plays a Spanish sex tourist and appears nude in gay sex scenes.
The Local reports
The film, which contains explicit sex scenes, tells the story of two Cuban rent boys who struggle with society's prejudices as well as their own fears.
Cantó shot the movie in Havana in 2011, a few months before he stood for elections in regional polls in Valencia with Spain's Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) party.
"If you're asking me if I would have played a gay character in sex scenes while being an MP, the answer is yes," Cantó told Spanish news agency EFE.
"I need to express my artistic side, otherwise I go a bit mad," the Valencian MP added as he described his plans to direct a political drama for the theatre.
Cantó's performance has turned heads and made headlines. Asked about the controversy, he remarked wryly, "I'm aware of the fact that I live in a society where people are more shocked by seeing an MP's backside than by one who robs or is paid under the table."