Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Saltburn’s ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ scene

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared her thoughts on her strike track “Murder on the Dancefloor” getting used in a vital scene in Jacob Elordi’s new film, Saltburn

Thriller Saltburn, which is out in select cinemas right now (17 November), tells the tale of seemingly functioning-class Oxford College student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) as he meets and befriends the higher-class Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi).

Felix invitations Oliver to continue to be with his weird and enigmatic household – his mother Elsbeth (Absent Woman’s Rosamund Pike), father James (Can You Ever Forgive Me?’s Richard E. Grant), sister Venetia (Dialogue With Close friends’ Alison Oliver) and cousin Farleigh (Midsommar’s Archie Madekwe) – on their huge estate, Saltburn, around the summertime.

Points swiftly change sour, psychotic and probably lethal.

In just one of the film’s ideal and most climactic scenes, a single of the primary people (no spoilers right here) dances close to the Saltburn estate fully bare, as the beloved Sophie Ellis-Bextor bop performs.

For the duration of a broad conversation with PinkNews about drag, Alyssa Edwards, and her Xmas Jumper Day collaboration with Conserve The Children and Chinti and Parker, Ellis-Bextor took a moment to replicate on the wild minute in Saltburn.

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor wearing a Christmas jumper with a heart on it that reads the word 'love'.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor on her appreciate for Xmas, drag, and speaking up for what is right. (David Reiss)

“I seriously cherished the movie. It is funny since whenever you get questioned about acquiring a tune concerned in some thing, you normally get a little synopsis or rough thought of placement.

“So, I’d about read a thing about how it was heading to be employed – I hadn’t obviously obtained the complete scope of the storyline up to that position,” she described.

“I just believed it was good. It is so fantastically shot. The script is bouncy and enjoyment and sharp and witty, and then you get a person dancing total frontal nude to my tune,” she laughed.

“I cannot hold out for extra men and women to see it. It is very an unforeseen minute.”

Earlier this 7 days, Ellis-Bextor carried out the music at the Saltburn premiere in Los Angeles, and afterwards instructed admirers: “Now go and watch the film and inform me if you can at any time listen to Murder on the Dancefloor the very same way again…”

For several followers who have already witnessed the motion picture, the “Murder on the Dancefloor” scene has been explained as an complete emphasize.

One particular viewers said that the movie will “forever change the cultural memory” of the tune, though a further stated they will “never hear to ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ the same way again”.

When asked whether she’d be pleased to see a ‘Murder on the Dancefloor” renaissance à la Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Offer With God)” moment in Stranger Points, Ellis-Bextor added: “OK, positive! Delighted to be dining out on it, as extensive as I can, fairly frankly.”

Through an special job interview with PinkNews, Saltburn director Emerald Fennell declared that the film is “absolutely” queer.

“This is a film fully about motivation, and that need will take just about every conceivable manifestation, and it’s so crucial. Yeah, of system, [queerness is] portion of the really fabric of the film,” she shared.

Saltburn is out in select cinemas on 17 November and all cinemas on 24 November.

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