Jacky Connolly, Anorexia — in her 2017 film, Anhedonia.
Esther—My mother is in love with the priest.
So she tells how her mother’s beloved was a Catholic priest. The mother would spend time in the church, helping the priest with one endeavor or another. She would do anything to be close to him—they did not have sexual relations...
A blunt statement of fact, there was a lack of tone with which she pronounced those words, and the story missed accuracy.
The phrase was there to stay.
E—I molested my little sister.
—Are we talking the two events as linked together?
E––Sure, we are talking Capital Sin
—You, your mother?
She had been hitting herself.
I asked about self-flagellation … about self-mutilation. Did
her behavior have a religious intent? Here omes the cork phrase,
E—She fell in love with the priest,
—And you fell in love with your sister?
E—No, I did not fall in love with my sister, the case is “incest,” bare incest, no heart, no feelings, just the sexual. She rejected me.
—You said you loved your sister…
E—I do, I love my sister
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