365 Days sequel in the works confirms Michele Morrone despite petition to remove erotic Netflix movie
365 Days star Michele Morrone has confirmed there will be a sequel of the divisive erotic movie, despite critics signing a petition to have it removed from Netflix.
The Polish erotica, dubbed the new Fifty Shades of Grey and also known as 365 DNI, has left many viewers hot under the collar with its steamy sex scenes while others have criticised the ‘toxic’ plot.
It follows Laura Biel (Anna Maria Sieklucka), a sales director at a luxury hotel in Poland, who is kidnapped by Sicilian Mafia leader, Massimo Torricelli (Morrone). She’s kept captive in his villa where he gives her 365 days to fall in love with him, hence the title.
Fans of the flick have called for a sequel and it seems Michele has delivered the answer they want.
The Italian actor confirmed the news while chatting to a fan on HalaHi, a platform in the Middle East where fans can buy personalised videos from celebrities similar to Cameo.
‘The answer is yes. We’re going to shoot the second part,’ Michele confirmed but revealed there’s a question mark over when filming will commence due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
‘We still don’t know when because of the problem the whole world’s got with [Covid-19], but for sure we will make it,’ he said in the footage obtained by TMZ.
According to Newsweek, filming on the 365 Days sequel was due to start in August in the same Sicilian locations featured in the first installment.
News of the sequel will no doubt be met with mixed reactions as a petition has emerged on Change.org, calling for the movie to be removed from Netflix for ‘perpetuating the glamourisation of rape culture’.
Kayla Yokanovich, who started the petition, said she had ‘immense concerns’ about the film and explained: ‘In the film description, the main female character is described as the “victim” and “prisoner” of a “dominant mafia boss” who gives her one year to fall in love with him.
‘After less than thirty minutes, I opted to turn the movie off as I figured it would be a better use of my time to write this plea for change.’
Kayla pointed out a moment in the opening scene where Massimo (Morrone) ‘forces a sexual act upon his private jet employee’.
‘She appears afraid and reluctant to engage with him as he traps her in the back of the plane. By the end of their sexual encounter, she has tears streaming down her face. The film only continues to be more triggering and problematic from here,’ Kayla said.
So far, the petition has clocked up over 100 signatures towards its goal of 200.
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