Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.
It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry.
When you make the judgement as a network that there are only three candidates, you are censoring points of view.
My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy.