Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rRYWTdCrU5M

Here’s the infamous scene between brother and sister in The Borgias. This is based off actual rumors that ran around Rome during the course of their lives that Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia were incestuous lovers. And even though I don’t personally understand it, not at all, this scene is nevertheless extremely erotic. And their relationship is framed well, and treated respectfully, and without judgement. I’m glad The Borgias pushed the envelope, these things need to be explored. How the hell else will we find out about ourselves as a species if we don’t probe the darkest corners of our minds? It may be wrong, it may be dangerous, but it exists. So, how do we deal with this? What can we take it? I don’t know. This is the first time I’ve ever decided to deal with these things in the open- they obsess me, I want to write about them, I want to figure them out. How do we deal with attraction between two people when it is, by all rights, subjects that go beyond the limit? How do we deal with these sexual taboos?

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~ by hln351 on February 8, 2015.

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