I never said anything about the film "making" any "statements", I said it "analyses or at least tries to show the anxieties, maladies and traumas that shape and condition contemporary Western culture". OK, it was a very pretentious thing to say, however, analyzing or "trying to show" something isn't synonymous with making a statement about it. And, the way Brandon "handles" the details of his sex life does show something about the way sex, mental/physical conditions, privacy and maybe even bodily functions are viewed and handled in society. Also, I never said anything about "the specific living environment in New York", I said, as you know, "contemporary Western culture". Childhood/adolescence traumas, sexual abuse, incest and mental illness; things that the siblings probably experienced, as was hinted at in the film, and the way they're handled in society and the family unit DO have a part in shaping and conditioning them.