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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Concerned Women of America Don’t Want You to Watch Dakota Fanning Pretend to Be Raped

posted by on September 17 at 13:08 PM


From the CWA of North Carolina press release:

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is calling all citizens to take action to stop the distribution of Hounddog, a film depicting child rape. Hounddog features child actress Dakota Fanning, who portrays a nine-year-old that is raped by a man in his late teens, after he tricks her into dancing naked to get Elvis Presley concert tickets.

It’s not just fake child rape that’s got CWA all knotted up—it’s state-funded fake child rape:

CWA of North Carolina created the “No More Child Porn” campaign in July after learning that the North Carolina Department of Commerce gave $387,000 in taxpayer money to producers to shoot the film in North Carolina. On the original release date of July 18, 2008, CWA of North Carolina called for an investigation by the North Carolina General Assembly to determine why the North Carolina Film Office approved the making of the film and whether law officials were consulted.

For what it’s worth, Hounddog’s screenwriter specified in the script that “there is no nudity or explicit violence in this scene. All nudity and violence is implied.” But the CWA of North Carolina seem more concerned about how how their state became the fake-child-rape capital of the world:

[The CWA of NC] requested that the Assembly “provide information from the North Carolina Department of Commerce (which oversees the North Carolina Film office) as to how three movies dealing with the subject of adults having sexual encounters with minors (Hounddog, Bastard Out of Carolina, and Lolita) were filmed in North Carolina.

Stay tuned, or don’t.

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"If we don't talk about it or allow any depictions of it, it isn't happening."

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 17, 2008 1:07 PM

Lightning flashes ELEVEN times during the scene? That's much more worthy of protest.

Posted by Gloria | September 17, 2008 1:19 PM

Dakota Fanning is the reincarnation of Bette Davis. Yes, yes she is, indeed. Dakota hit the ground running in this lifetime because she was just previously Bette. Look at her eyes -- I ain't making this stuff up!!!!

Posted by merry | September 17, 2008 1:20 PM

@1 I do believe you've encapsulated the CWA's entire motto.

Posted by Kat | September 17, 2008 1:22 PM

@3, are you saying she has Bette Davis eyes?

Posted by LDP in Cincinnati | September 17, 2008 1:23 PM




Posted by merry | September 17, 2008 1:27 PM

I agree with CWA on state money going towards films. Seriously, why subsidize something like entertainment, especially mass market entertainment?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 17, 2008 1:41 PM

I also do not want to watch pretend child rape. But... CWA can get bent.

Posted by Greg | September 17, 2008 3:47 PM

What about "The Green Mile"? How was it funded?

Posted by J. | September 17, 2008 4:42 PM

Seriously, how many millions of dollars are the moviemakers going to make now that CWA has given them all this free advertising?

Posted by east coaster | September 17, 2008 6:38 PM

Sadly, east coaster ftw.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 17, 2008 10:31 PM

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