Linda Polan

Testimony of an Actress

Linda Polan, 1985
Introduction by Eric de Kuyper

Naughty Boys was the second film De Kuyper made with friends and students, but here for the first time they were joined by a “professional” actress, Linda Polan. The text below is a testimony of her experience of working with De Kuyper, preceded by an introduction by the Belgian filmmaker. Polan: “Looking back as I write this, a year later, I wonder what it was I was so frightened of. I must admit to a terrible fear of being found unsatisfactory – sent back; returned to the manufacturer, like something on approval from Peter Jones. I suppose it was that.”