I just finished an interview with Bill Marx of TheArtsFuse. His questions were very interesting, especially one about whether gangsta rappers—and their debasing sex and violence—were the new Don Juans of today. The stereotype of Don Juan is as a user and abuser of women very much like the gangsta rappers. In Mozart’s opera, Don Juan has raped a woman and killed her father practically before the curtain has risen. What I said in reply is that sexuality has always been fused with power for men and that most pornography and the lyrics of most gangsta rap (that I’ve heard) is more about power (and the fear of weakness and disrespect) than it is about sex. Many of the portrayals and fantasies around Don Juan (not to mention the men who fashion themselves as real life Don Juans) are about power fantasies. What I was interested in portraying and exploring in the Lost Diary is real passion and ultimately real love. The plays and movies of Don Juan have only allowed us to see the man from a distance; a diary lets us go into the body, mind, and heart of the man. What we find is someone who really did see passion as an art and for whom sexuality was art. As I have said in a number of interviews, it is a 16th century Don Juan that is worth recovering in the 21st century.