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If you frequent Reddit, you would know that there’s been a lot of talk about Pedro Pascal’s butt (I kid you not)! His fans’ wish has been granted already though, as apparently the actor bared his ass in his latest film titled Strange Way of Life.
The scene came as a surprise, given that the film’s director Pedro Almodóvar said last month during the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screening of Strange Way of Life: “There are a lot of scenes with Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke. I am sorry to say that they are not naked… You are not going to see them naked, but you are going to see two wonderful [performances].”
Well, he wasn’t exactly wrong, because Pascal wasn’t entirely naked. See for yourself below:
Further, Almodóvar said the film is a “queer Western, in the sense that there are two men and they love each other.”
It’s about masculinity in a deep sense, because the Western is a male genre. What I can tell you about the film is that it has a lot of the elements of the Western: it has the gunslinger, it has the ranch, it has the sheriff. But what it has that most Westerns don’t have is the kind of dialogue that I don’t think a Western film has ever captured between two men.
Strange Way of Life follows the story of two friends—namely Sheriff Jake, played by actor Ethan Hawke, Moon Knight (2022), and Silva, played by Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us (2023)—who have not seen each other for 25 years! You wonder what kind of past these two shared and what kind of future awaits the two of them.
The Western drama short film is set for an October 6 release in the United States.