Dating thure lindhardt
It’s 1997, and Erik, a documentary filmmaker with a bit too much time on his hands, is on a phone-sex line.
There he finds Paul: pretty, delicately glum, and evasive, who, once they meet and have sex, informs him that he has a girlfriend — so “don’t get your hopes up.” He probably shouldn’t have, especially given that on one of their early dates Paul, who is played by Zachary Booth (best known as Glenn Close’s feckless, Waspily furious teen son on Damages) lets him in on his little secret: He loves to smoke crack, apparently to unwind and feel a bit friskier.
Portrait’s success made Clegg a dashing symbol of personal and professional recovery: In a hothouse New York culturati way, he’s a big-deal literary agent again and well known enough to gossip about (as when the Times reported that Farrar, Straus, and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi’s poems about an unrequited gay crush that brought him out of the closet were about Clegg).
The memoir made Sachs, who had been a quietly respected independent moviemaker, into a weird kind of sympathetic public figure — the humiliated boyfriend — even though he never commented on Clegg’s book.
He wrote it (with Mauricio Zacharias) by pulling from the journals he kept over the course of the tumultuous ten-year relationship; at one point, he thought of calling the movie Shame.