It’s the 61st International Film Festival at Cannes,
and one of the highlights has been the premiere of lesbian drama You and I starring Mischa Barton.
The movie sees the former O.C. star playing one of two teenage girls who fall in love after they meet at a concert by Russian pop duo TaTu.
The plotline describes how they “are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder”.
Mischa, you may recall, was shown naked from behind in last year’s Closing the Ring (below).
The latest hot news from Cannes is that her bottom gets another airing in this film!
She plays Lana Starkova, an aspiring model who finds herself dealing with the unsavoury side of the fashion industry when she turns up for a casting. According to British director Roland Joffe:
She has a scene in a modelling agency where a man asks her to show her arse because that’s what can happen in a modelling agency.
It is humiliating and a lot of actresses would have said, ‘I don’t want my arse shown full screen thank you very much’, but Mischa knew this is what the scene was all about. She is a brave actress.
This sounds more fun than the full nudity of Closing The Ring. I hope she’s wearing a skirt and has to raise it, preferably accompanied by a little bending forward. The subsequent “full-screen” shot could then be a treat.
Her behind was also in the news earlier this month when she was papped in the harsh Australian sunlight, and the pictures showed that her rear and thighs were covered in cellulite.
According to reports from Cannes, she has refused to attend press conferences about the film because she doesn’t think it is any good.
Could the real reason be that she is avoiding any potentially embarrassing questions about her bottom?
No screen caps seem to be available yet, but the film is also expected to see the revival of the pop career of TaTu, who play themselves in the movie. So I’ve included a little schoolgirl lesbian posing just in case you’d forgotten what their stage act was based on.
And while we’re sunning ourselves at Cannes, let’s take a trip to the beach, where those sea breezes can catch a wary actress by surprise as Callista Flockhart found to her cost a few years ago.
Callista Flockhart meets the press at Cannes