Is it possible to make a feminist film about a porn addict? Viewers of "Don Jon's Addiction," the screenwriting and directing debut of actor Joseph Gordon Levitt, may find themselves arguing the point after watching this raunchy yet well-intentioned comedy about a New Jersey Lothario who can't stop pleasuring himself with the help of Internet smut.
At the Q&A following this morning's Sundance screening of the film, Levitt, who also tackles leading-man duties, invoked his mother's feminism and the compassionate Christianity of Martin Buber as he explained the film's genesis. "I wanted to tell a story about love, and in my observation what's always getting in the way of love is how people objectify each other," Levitt said. "Boys do it to girls and girls to it to boys."
Levitt plays Jon, a gym-toned guido who divides life's pleasures into a categorized list of "things": his body, his apartment, »
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