Kate keen to ‘push the envelope’
AUSTRALIAN filmmakers and audiences have a track record for being brave, according to WA-born actress Kate Mulvany, and she is thrilled to be part of another movie that pushes the envelope.
Her latest film, The Little Death, delves into the taboo subject of sexual fetishes as it explores the sex lives of five Australian couples who need a bit of spice in the bedroom.
Mulvany plays Evie who, with her husband Dan ( David Herriman), takes their sex therapist’s advice and try role- play to improve their sex lives. It is all fun and games until Dan discovers a long hidden interest in acting and takes the opportunity to dress up far too seriously.
Mulvany, who studied at Curtin University, said she was keen to tackle the tricky topic, which was usually deemed a no-go zone.
“I was approached early on; Josh (Lawson, writer/ director) is a mate of mine and his writing impresses me,” she said. “Josh said he really wanted me to do this film and God knows if it will ever happen, but I had not seen any film, from Australia or anywhere, delve into relationships and fetishes like this.”
Not only was she drawn to the cheeky subject matter, the movie was a chance to take on a role she had not yet played.
“Evie was different to what I usually play which is loud and obnoxious; there is a sadness and yearning to her,” she said.
While the film has some seriously edgy and racy moments, the nudity and sex is kept to a minimum.
“Josh doesn’t set out to offend, this is about truth and honesty,” Mulvany said.
The Little Death released September 25.
Kate Mulvany as Evie in The Little Death.