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Dakota Fanning to be raped on film

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Zeek, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    "War of the Worlds star Dakota, 12, has signed up to appear in Hounddog.

    The screenplay calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in "underpants" in several other horrifying moments.

    A source close to the film said: "The two taboos in Hollywood are child abuse and the killing of animals.

    "In this movie, both things happen." Fanning's mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, see the movie, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, as a possible Oscar vehicle for the pint-size star."

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Ugh. She's going to have a rougher celluloid childhood than Haley Joel Osment.
  3. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    The original article on it:

    The script requires the preteen actress to confront tougher challenges than Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster did when, at Fanning's age, they played child prostitutes.

    "It's not just the rape scene - the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress," Fanning's longtime agent, Osbrink, told me. "And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better."
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    An Oscar vehicle.... for whoever can actually fucking pull off raping a child on film.

    I can't imagine if I were an actor I would ever do that.

    Hannibal Lecter, yes.

    That.... no fucking way.

    More Culkin parents, I see.
  5. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    How the hell do you let your kid do that? Seriously, how in the hell?

    I wouldn't want my kid in a movie in which a rape takes place, much less in one where she's the victim. Good God.
  6. Somehow, Katharine Hepburn managed to "grow as an actress" without ever doing this.
    My skin is crawling.
    Cue the Jeebocrat culture warriors, BTW.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Man, this is disturbing. That's all I can say.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    awful. i'm sick to my stomach. :'( :'( :'(
  9. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Wasn't the whole basis of "A Time to Kill" a child rape that was pretty graphic? That turned out to be a pretty good movie. Not Oscar-worthy, but a pretty good movie nonetheless.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Serious question - How does depicting a child being raped and her appearing topless not fall under the category of child porn?
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I guess this is what happens after you do a movie with Tom Cruise...
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I've often wondered that myself. Anyone know the real answer?
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