You know what? I refuse to watch ANY movies by ANY actor, actress or director who signs this petition. Any movies I own will be thrown in the trash. Better yet, I have half a mind to mail the movies back to the studios with a note telling them that I refuse to give a single penny to anyone who defends a man who thinks sex with a 13 year old girl is alright.
There is something very wrong about the petition and I think we all need to take a good look at it and remember the names of those who sign it. Personally, I’m really disappointed to see some of my favorites – Wes Anderson, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch. My husband and I were talking earlier about the fact that I’m very good at separating a person’s politics and their art. I can disagree with someone so vehemently and still be a fan of their movies or music or what have you.
To tell you the truth, I don’t know if I’ll enjoy watching movies by any of those people knowing that they think it’s alright for a man to drug and force himself on a child. What does that say about them? Do they think this is cool? That by signing the petition that it’ll win them over in anyone’s favor? Because if they are, then they are mightily delusional.
The fact that there are WOMEN who signed their names to that petition is equally disturbing. Monica Bellucci, who I’ve admired for years, is another disappointment. Have any of you ever seen “Irreversible”? There is a nine minute rape scene in the movie that is so real and so disturbing that you almost have to turn away. I had to actually stop the movie and wait a couple of days before I could finish the scene just to see the rest of the movie. You really feel like you’re watching a woman get raped.
And then there’s Tilda Swinton, who is such an amazing actress, and a strong woman in real life. Have you ever seen “The War Zone”? It took me a week to finish it. The father in the movie has been raping his daughter since she was a young girl and there’s a very graphic scene towards the middle of the movie where the son actually witnesses it. It’s so disturbing to watch. Afterward, you feel like you should take a hot shower and scrub the movie off of you. Brilliant movie, but hard to watch.
And now, to see these two women add their names on that list, I’m just without words. You can’t be a strong woman, fighting for feminist causes, and then add your name to something like that. They’ve both made movies that deal with sexual assault, you’d think they’d know better and stand up and say something!
At this point, it’s just the principal of the fact. I say let Hollyweird and their ilk stand up for the man. I expected nothing less than from a bunch of scumbags. Who are they to the rest of us who know right from wrong and live in the real world where if you do horrible things, there are consequences? They’re used to having everything handed to them and never hearing the word “no” and believing they are never wrong. They are above the law apparently. How many celebrities are in jail for DUI, manslaughter, drugs? Not many. They get a slap on the wrist while the rest of us get thrown under the jail. At this point, it’s expected that they’ll get off the hook for their little “indiscretions”. There’s no justice in the land of excess. Taking advantage of young girls is common place…just ask Woody Allen, who is throwing his support behind his buddy Polanski. Shocker there.
Well, we are better than that and we need to start sending a message that we just won’t put up with their shit anymore. And there’s no better way than with our wallets.
If this were the real world and he wasn’t a big name celebrity, he would be sitting in jail, and EVERY celebrity in the world would be outraged. But he’s their pal…and don’t forget the fact that he’s a “genius”…so it’s alright. And how dare we ignorant, mean Americans do this to him? Hasn’t he paid for his crimes enough already? I mean, he hasn’t been able to step back on American soil for years. Poor thing. He’s been living in France with his wife and children, tucked away from civilization for all these years, repenting and thinking about what he did with no-one to talk to or confide in and no-one to stand up for him. And he lost so much work. I mean, look at all he’s suffered because of that little Lolita!
Er…wait a second, that’s not how it happened at all! But don’t tell, Hollyweird. They’re under the illusion he’s been cast down all these years and that he’s the victim.
Are you kidding me?