Emerald Fennell on Saltburn’s queerness: ‘It’s undeniably about same-sex desire’
Saltburn creator Emerald Fennell behind-the-scenes with, Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi (Image: Supplied)
Spoilers for Saltburn to follow… you have been warned
Emerald Fennell has addressed the queerness of new feature film Saltburn, which has been labelled by many as a “gay thriller”.
The picture follows hardworking loner Oliver’s (Barry Keoghan) full-blow obsession for aristocrat Felix (Jacob Elordi) as they both arrive at Oxford University.
The pair grow close, and Felix soon takes pity on Oliver’s not-all-as-it-seems sob story, extending an invite to his family’s “f**k off castle” for the summer.
When probed about the film being dubbed by some as a “queer thriller” she was hesitant to give it a direct label.
“It’s also about loving someone who, for whatever reason, maybe isn’t capable of loving you back” –