James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, argues for the…

James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, argues for the necessity of on-set intimacy coordinators

One of the most well-known filmmakers working in Hollywood now is James Gunn. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gunn is well known for the success of his two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and he is presently working on the franchise’s third and final film.

Gunn is also well-known for his work with DC, having helmed the spin-off TV series Peacemaker on HBO Max and the 2021 Suicide Squad movie.

Since Gunn is well-known in the industry and has a large following on Twitter, he frequently uses it to address significant concerns.

Following actor Sean Bean’s remarks that intimacy coordinators spoil the spontaneity of the moment that must be present while filming an intimate scene, Gunn most recently discussed the significance of having intimacy coordinators on set.

Bean brought up an incident in his show Snowpiercer where he and actress Lena Hall had a naked encounter. Lena Hall, on the other hand, supported the existence of Intimacy Coordinators on Twitter.

Gunn chose to use Twitter to share his opinions on the topic after Sean Bean’s remarks sparked a debate in the industry, with some in agreement and most in disagreement.

He tweeted the following exact words:

“Intimacy coordinators are among the emerging roles in the film industry for which I am most appreciative. If they’re performing their job correctly, which all of the ones I’ve worked with have, they just ensure that the director and all of the actors involved are on the same page.”

He went on to say:

“The fact that ICs handle misaligned expectations before they are ever set is something I really appreciate about them. On set, both parties become irritated when directors or producers aren’t totally explicit about what they want and performers aren’t completely clear about what they don’t want.”

Intimacy coordinators have received positive reviews from several celebrities who have to play extremely raunchy characters, including Sydney Sweeney from Euphoria. Despite the complaints of seasoned actors like Sean Bean, it appears that the role is here to stay.