Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Speaking the Unspeakable: Rosemary's Baby Isn't "Good-Good"


Name three Roman Polanski films.  (Don't use

Rosemary's Baby

Thought so.  

These movies, plus many others in subtitles, seem to excuse this man of raping a 14 year old girl.  According to Whoopi Goldberg, it wasn't "Rape-rape".  Fellow cradle robber Woody Allen has come to Polanski's defense, as well as many other Hollywood directors and stars that seem to believe Polanski, being overseas, making movies, getting rich, enjoying Europe, winning awards, and generally being able to do his thing...has suffered enough while on the lam for running from the police for a crime he pled guilty to.

Debra Winger complains "the whole art world suffers" in such arrests.  I beg to differ. Polanski should be in prison for subjecting the movie viewing world to the abomination that is Rosemary's Baby, an absolutely horrible horror film.  I'm seen it twice hoping that after a second viewing it would get better.

It doesn't.

Weinstein Co. co-founder Harvey Weinstein, who is circulating the pro-Polanski petition said that people generally misunderstand what happened to Polanski at sentencing.  Apparently so does Weinstein, who forgets that Polanski pled guilty.

The LA Times has this passage from Peg Yorkin, founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation:
"It's bad a person was raped. But that was so many years ago. The guy has been through so much in his life. It's crazy to arrest him now. Let it go".
They sure don't make feminists the way they used to, huh?

Have you thought of a third yet?  (The correct answer is The Pianist or Frantic, actually Roman Polanski's Frantic).  I will give Polanski this, The Pianist was a very good film.  But it no way excuses the Hollywood elite from their obscene support of this rapist.  Running off to Europe to live your life is not how most people convicted of the same crime do their "time". Ask yourself two questions:  If this were you, how do you you think you would be treated?  Why should we hold "celebrities" to any different standard?

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