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#1 Froger

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies...1120-29o33.html

Can't understand how people can go along to enjoy themselves at a screening of a movie where it is a well known fact that the star had a gun held to her head to force her to make it.

ETA: And whoever thought up the title for the SMH article is an idiot.

Edited by SarahM72, 23 November 2012 - 09:33 AM.


#2 CountryFeral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Oh thank heaven I thought this was going to be a "Should I take my 5 year old?" question....

#3 Burro

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

I too thought the 'actress' had given interviews revealing the abuse she endured. I wonder if the management or promoters are aware or care? I couldnt watch someone being abused and wouldnt want to profit from it. Unfortunately im sure it will be a sell out crowd.

ETA: linda Boreman quotes
"Virtually every time someone watches that movie, they're watching me being raped." In the Toronto Sun on March 20, 1981 she said that, "It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time." source - wikipedia

Edited by Burro, 23 November 2012 - 10:15 AM.


#4 FeralBob!

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

Fully agree with you Sarah. I don't have a problem if people want to watch consensually made porn. I do have a problem with it being somehow cool, or hip or retro or whatever to watch something like Deep Throat, knowing what we now know about the making of it.



#5 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

WTF!
Ewww mass group of random watching porn together.
Thats just creepy and all kinds of wrong

#6 FeralBob!

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

squeekums lol, that's how it used to happen in the good old days laugh.gif

#7 BetteBoop

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

People seem to disconnect the movie from the behind the scenes reality.

Like when those 2 kids were killed on the set of the Twilight Zone movie, or Brandon Lee's death on The Crow.

Those events would be enough to turn me off ever watching that movie, but not everyone sees it that way.

Besides, I imagine the people who consume porn aren't bothered by the exploitation of women, given the industry relies on the abuse of women and children in impoverished countries.

#8 Froger

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Burro @ 23/11/2012, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I too thought the 'actress' had given interviews revealing the abuse she endured. I wonder if the management or promoters are aware or care? I couldnt watch someone being abused and wouldnt want to profit from it. Unfortunately im sure it will be a sell out crowd.

ETA: linda Boreman quotes
"Virtually every time someone watches that movie, they're watching me being raped." In the Toronto Sun on March 20, 1981 she said that, "It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time." source - wikipedia

Thank you Burro for those quotes, although thank you does seem the wrong words.

I am disgusted that anyone still thinks it is okay to profit from screening this movie. And I'm also pretty disgusted that the SMH sees fit to having a headline that jokes about people watching a woman being repeatedly raped at gunpoint.

Edited by SarahM72, 23 November 2012 - 10:31 AM.


#9 FeralBob!

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Oh, but it's very cool and hip to go and see it dontcha know?  rolleyes.gif



#10 archygrouseferal

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

Yup, squeekums used to be about 3 cinemas in Swanston St that showed porn exclusively and continually.  Dirty old men in raincoats going in was the stereotype.

Ah, memories of  Skyhooks 'Smut'

I'm still ambivalent about porn/sex work. Some women genuinely want to do it.  I saw a doco several years back about an Aussie woman who knits and does embroidery between takes, and her parents have seen the movies.  Soft porn, though, not hard core.  Then you have the misogynist men making porn today.  There's one guy finfamous for insisting on head jobs and being far too rough in everything he does.  Several of the women have complained he goes too far, forcing them down until they are gagging and choking, and hurting them.  sick.gif  Linda Lovelace - well there's a scene in Deep Throat where you can see bruises on her upper thigh from being belted up.  cry1.gif  rant.gif

#11 Feral like a Lemon

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Yip, I'm with you OP.

Edited by ForsakenTruth, 23 November 2012 - 10:44 AM.


#12 JustBeige

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (JingleBob @ 23/11/2012, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fully agree with you Sarah. I don't have a problem if people want to watch consensually made porn. I do have a problem with it being somehow cool, or hip or retro or whatever to watch something like Deep Throat, knowing what we now know about the making of it.
  I agree very much.  


QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 23/11/2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People seem to disconnect the movie from the behind the scenes reality.

Like when those 2 kids were killed on the set of the Twilight Zone movie, or Brandon Lee's death on The Crow.

I dont know about the Twilight Zone movie, but I am pretty sure that Brandon Lees death was just a horrible accident.  I actually feel sad when I watch The Crow as I know that this amazing actor is not around any longer.

#13 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Oh damn I like my rock!
Its so sheltering!


#14 HeroOfCanton

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (JustBeige @ 23/11/2012, 11:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont know about the Twilight Zone movie, but I am pretty sure that Brandon Lees death was just a horrible accident.  I actually feel sad when I watch The Crow as I know that this amazing actor is not around any longer.

Brandon Lee died when a revolver had a bullet fragment in the chamber that (apparently) no one knew about. It was just a horrible accident - so was the Twilight Zone one though.

Edited by *Browncoat*, 23 November 2012 - 11:19 AM.


#15 BetteBoop

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

I'm not suggesting Brandon Lee was murdered. Nor were those 2 little kids.

But knowing that a movie set was the scene of someone's death, is enough to put me off watching that movie. As I said, not everyone sees it that way though.

#16 Duck.

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

Why is it allowed to show if its pretty much rape?

#17 Cat People

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

If anyone wants to complain to the organizers, here are the contact details -

http://www.rooftopmovies.com.au/contact_us/

E: hello@rooftopmovies.com.au
T: 08 9227 6288


They are also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rooftopmovies



#18 steppy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 23/11/2012, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not suggesting Brandon Lee was murdered. Nor were those 2 little kids.

But knowing that a movie set was the scene of someone's death, is enough to put me off watching that movie. As I said, not everyone sees it that way though.



I definitely don't. Imagine all the places you couldn't go if you were concerned about someone having died there.

#19 weepingangel

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

Its been cancelled


#20 WhatWouldBuffyDo?

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (duckasorus @ 23/11/2012, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why is it allowed to show if its pretty much rape?


I would say because it has never been proven.  It is simply her word against his.



#21 FeralBob!

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE (pukeko~ponga~tree @ 23/11/2012, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its been cancelled

WIN  biggrin.gif

#22 Cat People

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (pukeko~ponga~tree @ 23/11/2012, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its been cancelled


That was quick, I only just emailed a complaint  biggrin.gif

I sent my complaint off and then checked their program guide and couldn't find it.  Did they say why it was cancelled?


#23 weepingangel

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

If you look on their FB page, in the "comments made by others" there was a lady making a complaint and they replied to her saying its cancelled.


#24 Cat People

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

Thanks PPT.

I got a reply back and they said it had been cancelled due to "public concern".  So they must have had a lot of complaints.

#25 CallMeFeral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Really glad it's been cancelled.




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