Famous – A Film by Michael Leoni

Posted On: December 12, 2021

Text Famous A Film by Michael LeoniI was invited to preview this movie and since I have a theatre background in my younger days, I really appreciated the movie’s creative use of the set design, lighting and music to move the plot along.
The central character Jason Mast was forced into acting by his mother. He was subsequently sexually groomed and raped, but his brother was able to escape the same fate. The movie alternated between present and the past, and as layers unfolded, one was able to empathise increasingly with Jason.
There were other dynamics played out through the evening, and one does hope that positive changes will take place in Hollywood, and beyond so we can all work (or even just exist) without fear of sexual violence.

Synopsis:

Famous was filmed live on stage in the height of the #MeToo Movement. Inspired by the lives of Young Hollywood stars like River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Heath Ledger, and Corey Haim, Famous takes you on a non-stop thrill ride behind the glamorous world of Young Hollywood and into the mind of A-list celebrity, Jason Mast. What appears to be a night of celebration for his first Oscar nomination, turns out to be an intricate plan to confront his past. Driven by a devastating need to expose the truth, Jason attempts to control the outcome of the evening and ignites a chain of events that pushes the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame.

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About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice since 2009, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Resident Sexologist for PinkLifestyle.com, Singapore Cancer Society, and Ofnoah.sg and Ofzoey.com. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, Orgasmic Yoga, From Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

 

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