I recently read this post by the Italian ballet dancer, choreographer and director – Francesco Costanzo who claims that he is one of the greatest fans of Pier Paolo Pasolini in the world.
In his post, Francesco Costanzo writes that the paternal uncle that Pier Paolo was named after was also suspected to be a homosexual by many but nobody dared ask him as he was physically a very strong man. Francesco also writes that this paternal uncle of Pier Paolo Pasolini was a very creative man like Francesco Costanzo himself but he was never able to make it mainstream like his nephew with the same name did.
Francesco Costanzo writes that when Pier Paolo Pasolini’s younger brother – Guidaliberto was born. Francesco writes that Pier Paolo’s father knew very well that they couldn’t afford having another child financially and that’s the very reason why Pier Paolo’s dad used to gamble day and night with the hope to make enough extra buck with it but rather the opposite happened.
Francesco writes that Pier Paolo’s father was never persuaded by the so-called virtues of fascism but he had no other option than to say that he is persuaded by the virtues of the fascism in order to save his life from the cruel and arrogant fascists.
Francesco writes that Pier Paolo being a pro-life, optimistic, creative person is highly evident from him writing poems appreciating the beauty of Casarsa at the young age of 7. Francesco adds that anyone who has visited the city of Casarsa will tell you that the city is not a very beautiful one but Pier Paolo really didn’t miss a single beautiful thing that he could mention in his poem and that too at the age of 7.
Francesco writes that Pier Paolo being influenced by bisexual poet – Arthur Rimbard at an age that he didn’t know that he was a homosexual himself, even before he discovered that there is such a thing as homosexuality, proves that bisexual and homosexual men have creative prowess that is quite distinct from their straight counterparts which attracts the like of them. Francesco adds that there is a reason why most of the successful fashion designers are either homosexual or bisexual men or straight women.
Francesco claims that Pier Paolo started losing his religion the day he discovered the hatred against homosexuality and bisexuality in the religious scriptures of the religion that he and his family used to follow. Francesco writes that it wasn’t possible for him anymore to go back to having faith in his religion.
Francesco writes that although Pier Paolo Pasolini identified himself as an atheist, he was often confused there as well, he would think of himself as a pantheist, agnostic or apatheist at times.
Francesco claims that Pier Paolo used attain the state of nirvana whenever he used to write poetry between 12 to 5 AM in the night.
Francesco believes that entering the politics was the greatest mistake of the man called Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Francesco writes that Pier Paolo couldn’t ever get over the death of his younger brother Guido’s murder.
Francesco writes that although Pier Paolo loved the communism, he hated Stalinism and that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has read him even a bit.
Francesco believes that it is a pity that they haven’t been able identify the murderers of Pier Paolo Pasolini till date.
Francesco writes that at one point of time in his life, Pier Paolo was obsessed with learning the Sanskrit language to understand the Indian vedic civilization better but because he couldn’t even after trying so hard, he turned his back on it and started hating the Sanskrit language and the nation called India. Francesco adds that the next year, the same happened when he tried to learn the Hebrew and Yiddish language simultaneously again to understand the Catholicism, Judaism and Israel better.
Francesco writes that although Ezra Pound wasn’t a communist, interviewing a great poet like Ezra Pound was the greatest moment for Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Francesco writes that if Pier Paolo were alive today, he would be extremely happy to see how far the gay rights have come.
I personally do agree with most of the points that Francesco Costanzo makes about Pier Paolo Pasolini and I am immensely happy to have learned a fact yesterday that the biopic directed by one of the former collaborators of Pier Paolo Pasolini – La Macchinazione, has over 70% Non-Italian viewers, which I believe should be a delight for any PPP lover.