Mommy's Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men

February 5, 2015 5:51 PM

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Mommy's Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men

The former boy wonder, Xavier Dolan, who is now 25, sauntered into New York about a week or so ago with a new movie, Mommy -- his fifth -- for which he won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and received a 13-minute standing ovation. Well, truthfully, he shared the prize with Jean-Luc Godard (Goodbye to Language), which is inarguably like winning a second award. After all, having one's name forever linked with a kingpin of La Nouvelle Vague is nothing to sneeze at. (Who will ever forget Streisand and Hepburn sharing a Best Actress Oscar? New guard joining old guard.)

Talking about the Oscars, Mommy was Canada's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category, and Dolan had been politicking on the West Coast -- to no avail, apparently -- to get it a final nomination. So, this afternoon, the French-Canadian was a bit zonked because, on top of flying over Ut...

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