The Depardieu affair fractures the world of culture

The Depardieu affair fractures the world of culture


On December 27, 2023, on her Instagram page, Laurène Marx, 36 years old, actress and playwright, “non-binary trans woman” , as she defines herself, publishes a message from the company Je t’accares, which she created with director Fanny Sintès. The day before, a support column appeared in Le Figaro entitled “Don’t erase Gérard Depardieu” and their blood boiled. In their message, the two women announce that invited to play in Châteauvallon (Var), in “the theater of Charles Berling, signatory of this filthy platform” , they will not go. “In solidarity with the victims and the kids who go horse riding. (…) Just know that we will come for you and that we can only wait for you to disappear and be forgotten. (…) We will be there to applaud when you fall. See you soon. »

Charles Berling still hasn’t recovered: Two weeks ago, I had a good reputation, and now there are people who want me dead. You are progressive and, suddenly, you move into the camp of the reactionaries. » The actor and theater director, on the left before the Eternal, quickly backtracked when he saw, albeit a little late, that what he thought was a simple rant against the debunking of works and of artists who brought joy to the culture of yesterday and the bedrock of that of today had, in fact, been launched by an actor interacting with the spheres of identity, then taken over by the right. He agrees: “Signing was a mistake. I was naive, I didn’t see it coming. The conviction was immediate and without appeal. We live in a strange atmosphere. We are on one side or the other, there is no in-between, people refuse to talk , Charles Berling despairs. I would like to talk, let us talk. I come from a Mediterranean family, what could we have argued about, but there, no. Cancel culture, I can no longer stand… And there, I find myself with: “Erase Berling.” »

The actress Victoria Abril – former muse of filmmaker Pedro Almodovar –, also a signatory of the platform, announced that she was filing a complaint for defamation against the young actress Lucie Lucas, her acting partner in the series Clem (12 seasons). on TF1). She had launched, on Instagram: “I have been an actress for fifteen years and I protect a good part of these degenerate boomers by not saying in interviews all the harm they do to others on a film set. (…) I have a lot to say about some of the people on this delicious list of co-signers. Huh Victoria… Do you want us to talk about your numerous attacks, including sexual assaults, against your partners? » She has since recanted.

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