THE SUBSTANCE Shocks Cannes Audiences; Star Demi Moore Talks Graphic Nude Scene With Margaret Qualley

THE SUBSTANCE Shocks Cannes Audiences; Star Demi Moore Talks Graphic Nude Scene With Margaret Qualley THE SUBSTANCE Shocks Cannes Audiences; Star Demi Moore Talks Graphic Nude Scene With Margaret Qualley

Revenge director Coralie Fargeat’s new film, The Substance, has been getting rave reviews from Cannes, and it sounds like the movie features its share of shocking/controversial scenes...

By MarkCassidy - May 20, 2024 03:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

Revenge director Coralie Fargeat’s new body horror satire, The Substance, screened at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, and the reactions have been (mostly) very positive - although it sounds like the movie has its share of shocking moments.

The film focuses on an acclaimed actress turned celebrity host of a daytime exercise program (Demi Moore) who gets replaced by a younger star (Margaret Qualley), sparking a confrontation between the two women that ultimately turns violent.

The Substance reportedly features some pretty extreme gore, but the scene that's sparked the most discussion is a brutal fight between Moore and Qualley's characters - complete with graphic, full-frontal nudity.

“I had someone who was a great partner,” said Moore of her co-star. “We were obviously quite close at some moments… and naked. But there was also a levity [in shooting those scenes].”

Moore also noted that the film “pushed me out of the comfort zone,” but she felt that the nudity “was necessary to tell this story” and that Fargeat approached the scenes “with a lot of sensitivity, establishing a common ground of mutual trust.”

The movie currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, although only 9 reviews have been added so far.

Check out the trailer for The Substance below, along with the reviews and reactions.

"Have you ever dreamed of a better version of yourself? You should try this new product: The Substance. It changed my life. With The Substance, you can generate another version of yourself: younger, more beautiful, more perfect… Just share the time. One week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days. Easy, isn’t it? If you follow the instructions, what could go wrong?"

The Substance doesn't have a theatrical release date.

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Malatrova15 - 5/20/2024, 3:36 PM
Ok but where is Hunter
Lisa89 - 5/20/2024, 4:03 PM
@Malatrollva15 - Tab Hunter died in 2018. Don't be glib.
bobevanz - 5/20/2024, 4:46 PM
@Malatrova15 - in Kinds of Kindness
Malatrova15 - 5/20/2024, 5:36 PM
@Lisa89 - b...but no pleaese civility must stand
Malatrova15 - 5/20/2024, 5:36 PM
@bobevanz - oh i was scaree for a moment
Vigor - 5/20/2024, 3:40 PM
Sounds up my alley. I love movies that push the medium in shocking ways like It Follows, The Platform, Saltburn, and The Sadness. A little depravity doesn't hurt and it allows the movie to live on in your subconscious
harryba11zack - 5/20/2024, 3:43 PM
I Should have known a video with the duration length of 0:40 wasn't gonna be the MAin thing that the words in the title were on about
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Nomis929 - 5/20/2024, 3:46 PM
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SuperJefe - 5/20/2024, 3:54 PM
@Nomis929 -

90s Superman

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90s Lois

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HermanM - 5/20/2024, 4:24 PM
@SuperJefe - Sandra Bullock would have made a great 90s Lois Lane.

As is though, Teri Hatcher is still the greatest of all time
SuperJefe - 5/20/2024, 4:47 PM
@HermanM - Agree, Terri Hatcher was a great choice and did a very good job. But Demi’s voice pushes her ahead of Sandra Bullock for me.
Nomis929 - 5/20/2024, 6:44 PM
@SuperJefe - Demi moore ni the 90s as Lois lane...YES all day!
GhostDog - 5/20/2024, 3:48 PM
Actors really be...acting. If there isn't a titty getting smacked mid-fight, then its a disappointment.
Nightmare - 5/20/2024, 9:28 PM
@GhostDog -
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BeNice123 - 5/20/2024, 3:56 PM
I need to see Demi Naked again. 😍
Order66 - 5/20/2024, 4:00 PM
Just to see Demi Moore naked is worth it.
Forthas - 5/20/2024, 4:09 PM
Margaret Qualley would make a good Kitty Pride!
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 4:18 PM
@Forthas - I agree but I believe Ms.Marvel is taking that role The X-Men movie.
Forthas - 5/20/2024, 4:29 PM
@marvel72 - She is going to become Kitty Pride?????
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 4:37 PM
@Forthas - No replace her, you know like when Kitty Pryde first joined The X-Men in issue 129,well now picture her journey but through the eyes Ms.Marvel.

Yup sucky times ahead.
bobevanz - 5/20/2024, 4:46 PM
@Forthas - she needs to be a part of this!
Forthas - 5/20/2024, 6:42 PM
@bobevanz - Well with Ellen Page becoming Elliot, then there is a vacancy!
Slotherin - 5/21/2024, 12:37 PM
@Forthas - pretty sure it's just speculation.
grif - 5/20/2024, 4:11 PM
another woman screwing with her face

Ryguy88 - 5/20/2024, 8:12 PM
@grif - the worst trend
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 4:17 PM
Demi Moore is 61 years old not sure how good her body will look like completely naked.

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clintthahamster - 5/21/2024, 10:18 AM
@marvel72 - Demi Moore at any age is still out of your range.
marvel72 - 5/21/2024, 5:00 PM
@clintthahamster - Yeah she likes them about 30 years younger.
NinnesMBC - 5/20/2024, 4:18 PM
As far as I know neither Demi Moore nor Margaret Qualley have never,ever, played any kind nor notable comic book role in their careers in film nor TV so seeing this getting an article about what's been screened at Cannes is definitely a choice. Easily can tell it was just made because of that key particular scene of their nude brawl. Slow Monday I guess for clicks.

Not my cup of tea of film. And lmao it has 9 reviews and it amounts to a 100% on RT yet Kevin Costner's Horizon (the guy that was at least in MoS despite how you feel about it) and Coppola's Megalopolis get scathing scores.

Very basic measurements.
ThouBear8 - 5/20/2024, 4:25 PM
@NinnesMBC - I tend to give a lot of leeway for what gets posted on here, but I agree. Even for this website, this is a pretty massive stretch.
HermanM - 5/20/2024, 4:23 PM
More degeneracy
JFerguson - 5/20/2024, 4:24 PM
this era of full frontal fight scenes is in full force and i'm loving it. That beach scene with Jennifer Lawrence in No Hard Feelings was wild.
RolandD - 5/20/2024, 4:29 PM
@JFerguson - It gave me a hard feeling.
JFerguson - 5/20/2024, 4:55 PM
@RolandD -

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RolandD - 5/20/2024, 6:45 PM
@JFerguson - True confession. I never saw that movie but if you’re going to tee it up for me like that, I’m going to hit that ball.
Slotherin - 5/21/2024, 12:38 PM
@JFerguson - glad I came back to this comments section and found this buried treasure
JFerguson - 5/21/2024, 2:52 PM
@RolandD - wait there’s a whole movie to it? I’ve only ever seen the one scene. Incredible rewatch value by the way
YouFlopped - 5/20/2024, 4:31 PM
“This one is for the sickos.“

Oh yeah i bet it is! weirdos 😂
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