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“Sex sells and unfortunately there’s this inbuilt hypocrisy in our society: we’re always talking about how inappropriate it is to see an older man with a very young girl but at the same time all our advertising is based on that.
Plus, both here and in the UK, we have this real emphasis on how important it is to look young and sexual, so that’s the message we’re sending our girls.
But ultimately I decided that it might hurt the film.” The idea for Trust – which came after a stint directing some of the later episodes of Friends and his directorial feature debut, Run Fatboy Run, starring Simon Pegg – was born of Schwimmer’s seven-year association with the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Centre in LA.
But it was two very personal experiences that led him there to begin with.
You’d be right too: Schwimmer’s new directorial project – a feature film called Trust, starring Clive Owen – is as far from “feel good” as it’s possible to be, focusing as it does on a family’s attempts to come to terms with the rape of their daughter by an internet paedophile.
The following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production, Fault Lines. Schwimmer moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was 2.It’s tough too on the viewer, and when I speculate how unpleasant it must be for any actor to play a paedophile, Schwimmer makes a surprising admission. “I thought I could use the warm, friendly persona that people have become accustomed to and play to the audience with that.” I can’t help but notice his unwillingness to refer to his alter ego, “Ross” by name, and I wonder whether it’s true that, as one fellow journalist warned me, “he’ll bite your head off when you bring up Friends”.“I thought it might work well because I wanted to show that these guys are often our neighbours, our religious leaders, our family and our friends,” he goes on, “not always the greasy-haired guy living alone with mum.It almost seems humorous now that there would be such an uproar when you consider what’s around today.I take a shot at that in the film: I want to show that Clive’s character feels culpable about the climate he’s contributing to.” The problem, he insists, is that motivation from either the public or the government to keep things in check simply isn’t there.