Here is a LONG review and Q&A about Little Ashes. I'm a spoilerphobe so I didn't read it. I'll wait till I see the movie but if you want to learn more about the movie, what's in it, what's not, go ahead and read. But before you do, check out the Little Ashes soundtrack preview we have for you, name of the song is "Cadaques Bay"
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Yes, it’s true. "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is naked in a movie. Want to know more? Then read on.
I saw an advance screening of "Little Ashes" on April 27. The dramatic film — which takes place between 1922 and 1936, and is based on real people — stars Pattinson as legendary Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, who had a forbidden romance with poet Federico García Lorca (played by Javier Beltrán) while the two men went to college together in Madrid.
In their circle of friends is filmmaker Luis Buñuel (played by Matthew McNulty), whose homophobia affects his relationships with Salvador and Federico. The women caught up in Salvador and Federico’s love triangle are Magdalena (played by Marina Gatell) — Federico’s girlfriend, who can’t figure out why he’s reluctant to sleep with her — and Gala (played by Arly Jover), who becomes Salvador’s wife after he leaves college. "Little Ashes" was inspired by Dalí’s real-life accounts of these relationships.
Due to the huge interest our dear readers have in Pattinson, here are the answers to your burning questions about "Little Ashes," Pattinson’s role in the movie and what he had to say about playing one of the art world’s greatest eccentrics.
WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! Although I won’t reveal what happens toward the end of the movie (but if you know what happened to the characters in real life, you'll have a pretty good idea), there are some key scenes that are described here. If you don’t want to know things like if Pattinson gets naked or what the movie’s sex scenes are like (or if you’re just generally offended by anything that would make a movie rated R), then don’t read any further!
Does Robert Pattinson get naked in "Little Ashes"?
Yes. There’s a scene with him naked in the front, except his private parts, which he covers up with his hands. But the scene is still racy because, well, things are little hairy, if you know what I mean. The scene is near the beginning of the film, when Salvador is a new student. He’s shown in his room, trying on a bunch of different outfits in front of a full-length mirror. Next thing you know, he’s naked and checking himself out in the mirror. That’s something you won’t see in a "Twilight" movie!
Does Robert Pattinson "hook up" with a man in "Little Ashes"?
It depends on what your definition of "hook up" is. Does he kiss a man in the movie? Yes. Several times. (More on that below.) But are there any scenes of him having sex with a man? No. That’s because in the movie, Salvador is reluctant to consummate his romantic feelings with Federico by going "all the way." It’s implied in the movie that Federico is gay, while Salvador is bisexual/bi-curious.
What happens in the man-on-man love scenes? Details!
There are five scenes of Pattinson and Beltrán kissing. The third one is definitely the considered the steamiest.
What happens in the first Salvador/Federico kissing scene?
Salvador and Federico are on a rowboat on a moonlit lake. (The lighting in this scene is very blue, just like a few of the romantic scenes with Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in "Twilight.") There’s sexual tension in the air, because the two men know that they want each other. Salvador and Federico then take off their shirts and dive into the water and start horsing around. They stare at each other with passion and desire. (Seriously, if you loved the scene in "Twilight" with Edward and Bella staring at each other on the bed, you’ll see some déjà vu here in this "Little Ashes" scene.) Federico reaches out to Salvador, and then they kiss on the lips. It’s a romantic kiss, but not a French kiss. Salvador pulls away, confusion showing on his face.
What happens in the second Salvador/Federico kissing scene?
Salvador and Federico are in Federico’s room, talking about how they want to work together on a project: Federico would write a play, while Salvador would design the play’s sets. They start eyeing each other and kiss — this time longer than when they were in the lake. But this time, they’re interrupted when Luis knocks on the door and come in. Luis senses the sexual tension between Salvador and Federico, and Luis gives them a weird look.
What happens in the third Salvador/Federico kissing scene?
Salvador and Federico are alone in Federico’s room again. This time, the passion is unleashed. They start making out and they take off their clothes. (Naked legs and upper bodies are shown, but there’s no full-frontal nudity here.) Just as Federico is about to get on top of Salvador, Salvador pushes him away and says he can’t go through with it.
Suddenly, there’s a knock on the door. It’s Federico’s girlfriend Magdalena, who’s been trying to seduce him for a while, and she’s confused over why Federico hasn’t consummated their relationship. Federico opens the door, and she wastes no time and starts to kiss Federico passionately and tells him that she wants him to take her now. Federico starts making out with her, while Salvador is on the floor, looking on in stunned silence, as tears well up in his eyes. Then Magdalena sees Salvador on the floor. At first she’s startled, and then she laughs, and she and Federico keep going at it while Salvador watches in silence.
What’s the most graphic sex scene in the movie?
Magdalena and Federico have sex on Federico’s bed, while Salvador watches and masturbates. The only nudity in this scene is female nudity (front and back) here. While Magdalena and Federico have intercourse, Federico and Salvador look at each longingly, and you just know that both men are thinking that they wish Salvador could take Magdalena’s place. After Salvador climaxes, he leaves the room without saying a word.
What happens in the fourth Salvador/Federico kissing scene?
Salvador has returned to Madrid from Paris, where he went shortly after he rejected Federico. When Salvador and Federico see each other again, they realize they still have strong feelings for each other. This time, it’s Salvador who makes the first move, and he kisses Federico. But Federico, still feeling hurt by Salvador and not wanting to get hurt again, stops it from going further. Salvador is stung by the rejection.
What happens in the fifth Salvador/Federico kissing scene?
The fifth scene is a flashback scene of them kissing in the lake.
Does Robert Pattinson kiss any women in this movie?
Yes, sort of, in a scene where Federico and Salvador have a reunion. Eight years after Salvador and Federico have ended their relationship, Federico visits Salvador (now a famous artist) in Paris. Salvador is now married to his wife, Gala, who can tell that Salvador still has feelings for Federico. Salvador tries one last time to see if Federico is interested in him sexually, and even says that Gala would be OK with it, but Federico rejects him and won’t even let Salvador kiss him.
As Federico leaves Salvador’s home, Salvador yells at Federico and says that Federico will come crawling back to him. Gala tries to comfort a brooding Salvador as he sits on a couch. She says she’s going to bed and kisses him, but Salvador just stares off into the distance, barely acknowledging her, presumably because his mind still on Federico.
Does Robert Pattinson have any sexy scenes with women in "Little Ashes," or is it just guy-on-guy action?
There’s a scene where Federico jealously imagines Salvador drunkenly carousing with women in Paris, so Pattinson is shown with some topless women, doing things like kissing them and picking one of them up as she straddles him around the waist. The scene looks like it takes place in a nightclub with strippers or "easy" women.
How is Robert Pattinson’s Spanish accent in the movie?
He has the accent about 60% of the time. The other times, you can hear his British accent. And a few times, he even sounds American!
That moustache? Really?
Salvador Dalí famously had that mustache in real life. But the moustache Pattinson wears in "Little Ashes" looks as fake on the big screen as it does in this photo.
What are the main hair/costume looks that Robert Pattinson has in "Little Ashes"?
There are four main looks that he has, to signify the different stages in Dalí’s life.
Look #1: When Salvador first arrives at the university, he looks very effeminate, with a pageboy haircut, white frilly shirts and knee-high boots. He looks like something out of a Renaissance fair. When Salvador realizes that he sticks out like a sore thumb, he cuts his hair and changes how he dresses.
Look #2: After Salvador is accepted in Federico and Luis’ hipster crowd, Salvador starts to dress like them, with sharp suits and slicked-back hair.
Look #3: Salvador grows a moustache after he makes his life-changing trip to Paris. His hair isn't slicked back as much.
Look #4: As he became more famous, Salvador (who was known for being quite the eccentric) sports his trademark upturned-twisted moustache and he stops slicking back his hair.
Speaking of Salvador Dalí’s eccentricities, what crazy things do they show him doing in this movie?
In the college scenes, Salvador mostly gets drunk a lot. At a dinner party, a very drunk Salvador shouts to everyone at the table, "I’m Salvador Dalí, savior of modern art!" As he leaves the party, he shouts to some police officers on the street, "Viva la revolucíon!" (English translation: "Long live the revolution!") The officers chase him and Federico down the street. Federico and Salvador duck in an alley and "get close," and it looks like they’re going to kiss, but they don’t.
In another scene, Salvador tells a group of instructors that they’re too stupid to judge him, and he gets expelled from school. There are a few scenes where Pattinson does the "bug-eyed crazy look" that Dalí was known for in real life.
After Salvador has seen Federico and Magdalena having sex, Salvador freaks out in another scene. A female student catches him rolling around, ranting, sobbing, covered in paint, with his head completely shaved. (Shades of Robert De Niro in "Taxi Driver." Or Britney Spears in 2007. Take your pick.)
And in the final "crazy" scene, Salvador is painting (using black paint) when he hears some upsetting news. He starts to smear himself all over with the paint. His wife calls from downstairs that guests have arrived at their home. Salvador, still covered in the paint, calmly puts on a suit and heads out the door to greet his guests.
What’s the most memorable line in the movie?
This is totally subjective, but one of the most memorable lines for me was in a scene with Salvador giving a seductive compliment to Federico, by saying, "You are raw, like an animal being skinned!" How’s that for a pickup line?
What’s the tone of "Little Ashes"? And what are the similarities to "Twilight"?
"Little Ashes" is an artsy independent film, with several scenes showing people reciting poetry and being creative eccentrics. The movie isn’t hard to understand, but it doesn’t have your typical straightforward plot and ending that you see in most Hollywood films. There’s rough language and sexual scenes which have made this movie rated R. It’s not a humorous film, but there are a few moments when people may laugh. The main similarity between "Little Ashes" and "Twilight" is you see a lot of Robert Pattinson giving brooding looks to someone he’s in love with and wants to have sex with but he resists the temptation. Another similarity: The leading men in the movie are a lot prettier than the leading women.
Would you recommend "Little Ashes" to anyone?
It’s not for me to decide if people will like this film or not. But let’s be real: I think there’ll be lots of Robert Pattinson fans who’ll want to see this film just because he’s naked in it.
How did Robert Pattinson prepare for his role in "Little Ashes"?
Here’s what Pattinson had to say about playing Dalí in an About.com interview:
"I just researched tons and tons of stuff because everyone spoke Spanish on the set and so I just read all day. It was the first time that I ever really got into characterization, trying to work on movements. There was a photo of him pointing and I kept trying to figure out how he pointed for like three days. I've never done that for any job. I was doing tons of stuff on his walk and such … I've never related to a character more than him, which is really weird because everyone thinks that he’s some nut job … He was an incredibly complex person. I'm not saying that I am. I’m not at all."