Sapochnik told the newspaper that his goal with the scene was “not to shy away from what was happening but not to make it sensational either”, with the goal of showing the big difference between the experience of a real person born Son and father are standing beside. . The filmmaker says that the team started with an “all-in” version of the scene, then trimmed it in the editing room to make sure it didn’t feel gratuitous. Whether they succeed or not is for the viewer to decide. The result is still a jarring and painful sequence, but that appears to be by design.
“I know that sounds extreme, but we wanted it to be hard to follow,” says Sapochnik. He points out that in post-Roe v. Wade America, the scene feels “more trendy and impactful than ever.” Brooke, who has portrayed the anguish and pain of Aemma’s drug addiction with chilling effect, also frames the scene in a way that makes its contemporary parallels extremely obvious. “You’ve got this battle that shows man’s eternal quest for power and status,” she told the LA Times. “And inside that, you have a woman standing by a man’s decision.”
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