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Dakota Fanning to be raped on film

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

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Is toplessness pornography? Just asking....

    There was an extremely disturbing scene (to me) in the movie Eye for an Eye... and that depicted an 18-year-old being raped and murdered by Kiefer Sutherland's character (is there a better badass in films when he was coming up?).

    This, though, is way beyond that on face value.

    I hope it gets an X rating.
  2. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    I believe if you receive parental consent a child can be shown nude in a non-sexual manner on film.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    And since rape is about control and not sex (that's what I've heard).... they get away with it?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'd just like to point out that saying that just because Dakota Fanning appears in a movie in which she is a rape victim, doesn't mean she will be shown raped on film -- at least I sincerely hope not.
  5. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    "The screenplay calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene."
  6. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Paging Bobby Knight ...
  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I saw Eye for an Eye again last week. It is indeed a terrifying scene. I didn't realize the girl's character was 18, but I knew she was young. (Sally Field plays an awesome distraught character, and after watching that again, I am torn if Sutherland makes a better good guy or a better bad guy.)

    Dakota Fanning has played some pretty gripping parts already. In her interviews, she claims to know the difference and realizes it's just acting. I know after watching Man on Fire I had wondered what kind of counseling that kid must get.

    Yes, there's a difference between being physically ripped off the ground and kidnapped and being raped, but she would have also been 2-4 years younger. Watching MoF, I wondered how you explained to a 9-year-old about the difference between acting and real life. At least at 12, she has a more mature capacity to understand rape than she would have had at 9.

    But really, I am totally impressed with this kid's poise and her work.

    And even though there might be a scene calling for topless scenes or whatnot, remember body doubles are a Hollywood constant, too. Like it really wasn't Julia Roberts in many flashes of the beginning of Pretty Woman.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I'm dumbfounded. There has to be another way. My daughter is 12, and I cannot imagine the circumstance under which I'd allow anything close to this involving her. By the time young Ms. Fanning comes of age, she's going to know exactly what prostitution is, because that's what her parents are doing to her.
  9. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Who said Hollywood was all out of good ideas? Huh?
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, she becomes an Elvis Presley fan -- so it's not all bad.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Remember in Animal House when the woman gets thrown through the window and lands in the teenager's bedroom and he thanks God for his good fortune? Right now, there is a child molesting pervert who feels the exact same way about this news. Percentage of the DVD sales to men wearing only sneakers and a trench coat: 87%.
  12. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Even before reading this thread, there was always something that creeped me out about Dakota Fanning. This only makes it even creepier.
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