TheBacklot: I’ve said to you before that I sometimes expect Hannibal and Will to just start kissing. The scenes are often so intimate. Can you talk about the homoeroticism between these two characters that are not gay?
Bryan Fuller: I’m not sure about Hannibal. I think Hannibal is a very broadly spectrumed human being/fallen angel, who probably is capable and interested in everything humanity has to offer. Whereas Will Graham is very definitely heterosexual, but that does not necessarily prevent us from a homoerotic subtext. It’s practically text in a couple of episodes just because we really want to explore the intimacy of these two men in an unexpected way without sexualizing them, but including a perception of sexuality that the cinema is actually portraying to the audience more than the characters are.
There’s a scene at dinner where we were tackling in the edit bay because it was so transparently homoerotic. They were doing something that was not sex or anywhere near sex, but it was shot so suggestively that they may as well have been. I think that’s the fun of this show, is that particularly at the end of episode eight, which is a very intimate moment between Will and Hannibal where Will crosses a line of sorts, with his own psyche. And Hannibal is there to welcome him on the other side with open arms. And it is, once again, not sexual in any way, shape or context, but the intimacy of the performances and the enthusiasm of Hannibal, and pride of Hannibal as he looks at Will, there is hard to deny an attraction between these men.
And, to be absolutely clear, it is not sexual, but it’s beyond sexual. It is pure intimacy in a non-physical way. But it is that intimacy between heterosexual men that I’m fascinated with because it does go beyond physical parameters to this very primal basic male bonding place. That, as a gay man, I am outside of, because it is unique. Because it is free of a sexuality and/or intimation of sexuality. Yet anyone in the audience who is attracted to either of the men will feel that energy.
"I think it would be quite something to know you in private life." -ME TO BRYAN FULLER, EVERY DAMN DAY
I have two charcoal drawings due tomorrow and I need to fawn over Raul AND be sad over Chilton DX
The only solution would be to draw chilton but i don”t have time to make it look perfect ;__;
I wish I could! I would be happy if we were allowed to draw people but our teacher doesnt like us drawing from photos DX
Hannibal: 2x05 // 2x07
Frederick Chilton Appreciation (2/2) - Clumsy Whelp Edition
Look at that nerd. He’s my delicate little flower. He’s very precious to me. Also he’s alive. The latter being the most important fact right now though.
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Appreciation post: ADA Rafael Barba + suspenders
When did it air here? Oh you guys probably watched it when it aired in the UK. I’m going to arrest you all after this.