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Fanning speaks out against controversy

DakotaFanning.jpgDakota Fanning has spoken out about all this "controversy" about a single scene in her new film. I say controversy in quotes because almost every story I've read claiming the controversy seems to have their facts wrong about it all. Anyway, now Fanning is speaking out.

I've already written about the rape scene in question and what the filmmakers are saying actually happened in that scene, and I've highlighted some of the hysteria over it, now Fanning is mad, and you don't want to see her mad. Over at an interview with Reuters she says:

"When it gets to the point of attacking my mother, my agent ... my teacher, who were all on the set that day, that started to make me mad...I can let other things go, but when people start to talk about my mother, like, that's really bad in my opinion ... that's an attack, and that's not fair. They hadn't seen the movie,"

Exactly. In the latter story I wrote they even had a quote from the Catholic League president William Donahue who is leading a charge against the film stating that he hadn't seen it:

Donahue said he knows he could watch a DVD copy of the film ("they're making it available to social conservatives"), but he said he's not interested

There's blind faith for you. I think if you're going to attack a film you at least have to see it for yourself and form your own opinion.

Anyhow, it's great that Fanning is standing by her work and the people who are helping her make these decisions. I'm sure they are in a much better place to look after her than we are. Now, as Josh said the other day, can we move on from all this now? There is no controversy.



I agree completely. I heard this guy, Catholic League president William Donahue, on the radio the other day too, and the hosts of the radio talk show made a complete fool out of him. They got him to admit that he'd never even seen an episode of an HBO comedy he came out against last year too.

If hes going to take a stand against it, fine thats his constitutionally protected right to do so and say so, but at least SEE THE FILM FIRST!

What an (censors self) this guy is.


Gotta agree with you here. I can understand someone saying that they don't want to see a movie based on moral grounds, but if they're going to criticize a specific aspect of a film as Donahue is doing the movie really needs to be seen.

BTW, I have a review of "Hounddog" up on my site. :-)



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