At Letterboxd, Annie Lyons intereviews director Michelle Garza Cervera about film folk horror film with Queer punk underpinnings, Huesera: The Bone Woman (2022).
“Two maternal horror staples also simmered on the backburner of her mind during Huesera. ‘I love The Babadook. I think it’s a radical film in many aspects, and that it brought questions that hadn’t been done in horror,’ she says. ‘Of course, Rosemary’s Baby, but I do have to say that maybe the craft is perfect, but what does the film say politically? It’s funny how you see so many of those films directed by men speaking about motherhood say, “Oh, this is a maternal instinct innate to every woman.” You can’t take [that] away from them, no matter how radical a woman [is].’
With a laugh, she concludes, ‘I was like, ‘Nah, that’s a fucking social construction.’ I’m gonna challenge that shit with my film.’
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