Canadian sisters, Jen and Sylvia Soksa are making waves in the world of indie horror. With their debut, Dead Hooker In A Trunk, only just reaching its release on DVD in the UK, they are already working on their next project, American Mary. Luckily, the Soska Sisters were able to take some time out of production to talk to subtitledonline.com…
And the wonderful Dave O Butnu of subtitledonline.com was kind enough to take some time to talk to us. It was a very cool chat as we got to speak about the newly released DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK (it was released in the UK and Australia this past May 23rd by Bounty Films - world release is a'coming), the issues of duality that come from being an identical twin and how that is explored in our work, and all sorts of goodies. Here is a tasty morsel --
DOB: Have there been any issues with censors around the world, now that the movie is being released? Did Dead Hooker… get banned or cut anywhere?
Sylvia: We got extremely lucky with this film in the respect that we maintained creative control over the entire project without having to fight for our content. I'm actually surprised it didn't get more backlash. The only banning happened over the title without the film being watched, so I think people don't have a problem with the content. It got an 18+ rating, but it has extreme language, violence and full frontal male nudity, so that was expected.
Jen: The film is available in its entirety and I am so happy about it. I absolutely detest censorship. I feel that not only is it bulls**t to tell someone what they can or cannot watch and remove the opportunity for them to even decide for themselves, but it breeds ignorance. Just because you don't see something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. How are we ever supposed to deal with real horror in our lives? If someone is attacked and raped, they can't just cut to the next day. They have to be there. Art imitates life. When violence and horror disappear from reality, then it would be appropriate to remove those aspects from film.
If anyone under 18 is reading this, I'm sorry we couldn't lower our rating so you could grab a copy of DHIAT or see it. I hope you still find a way and I hope it inspires you to go out and make your own films. I sincerely mean that.
Still have a literary appetite and you're hankering for more? Click here for the full interview of rad. A huge humble thank you to Dave for taking the time to talk to us and for getting the word out there about us and our work! Thank you for reading, boys and girls.