Comments: She's off my Christmas list.

I'm not surprised, she is washed up career wise and desperate. Like most of Hollywood, she has the moral fiber of a whore on heroin. I can't stand much of anything produced these days for entertainment since they're always pushing some perverted agenda and the "documentaries" are not much better.

Posted by Jack at June 14, 2004 08:24 PM

Unbelievable.

Posted by asher abrams at June 15, 2004 01:51 AM

If it's true, which, unfortunately, it probably is, Ms Kidman should be treated like any other child molesting creep. CPS wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, they seem to prefer to harass responsible parents instead.

Posted by Aquila at June 15, 2004 01:56 AM

Cah-reepy. No other word for it.
Was this co-scripted by Michael Jackson, by any chance?

Posted by Limey Phil at June 15, 2004 06:45 AM

Oh, an addendum:

Go sign the petition about it. It's at http://www.petitiononline.com/birth156/. It may help...

LP

Posted by Limey Phil at June 15, 2004 07:25 AM

I hate to seem pessimistic, but expect alot more of this in the future...we've already seen several taboos fall over the years and become accepted/ignored in the mainstream. Pedophilia and Pederasty is next on the list...

Posted by Darth Monkeybone at June 15, 2004 12:46 PM

Thanks Limey Phil, I just went to your link and posted my petition, and will send the link to all my friends and family.

Posted by Jack at June 15, 2004 02:36 PM

Two words: body double. If you (or anyone reading this) think any mainstream actor or studio would participate in sexual abuse then you're probably wondering how they got that cute little space alien to speak English in E.T.

In case you aren't aware, movies work because of a phenomenon known as "suspension of disbelief." Even though you know that every element of the production has been staged in a studio, your willingness to forget that little fact will enhance your entertainment value. However, when (upon your exiting the theater) you forget that "It's only a movie," your sense of reality can get warped...case in point.

I'm not arguing the merits of the plot or the affect the movie may have on young viewers, and you may have some good points regarding those matters.

However to jump to the conclusion that these actors will actually manifest this scene without the aid of the countless special effects and editing tricks that are available to them takes some of the meat out of your argument.

Off the subject, if your blog subtitle is true (The musings, rantings, and general blitherings of a stressed-out housewife and working mother in Indianapolis.), maybe you need to reduce the on-line time and take care of your children instead.

Just a suggestion.

Posted by bob at June 15, 2004 03:48 PM

Bob

Two words: body double.

While I'm sure that your wee knee is small enough to pass as the ten yr old boy, your fat ass would definitely give it away...

Posted by Scott at June 15, 2004 07:43 PM

There's an old religious saying about "avoiding all appearances of evil." Whether Kidman did the shots or not is irrelevant...it's still her damn likeness pretending to screw a little boy.

Don't give me this suspension of disbelief bullshit...that phrase is reserved for sci-fi and fantasy...not sexually depraved themes. And I fucking refuse to suspend my disbelief for one minute to accept situations where children are being exploited by adults...maybe you like jerking off to that shit you fucking pervert, the rest of us don't condone that behaviour.

Posted by Darth Monkeybone at June 15, 2004 08:35 PM

Okay Bob, if that's even your real name. We'll never know since you didn't have the testicular fortitude to post a real address.

1. Body doubles only work in scenes with no close-up work. Technology has almost advanced to the point where this is no longer the case, but it's not there yet. CGI people or what amounts to "photo-shopped" scenes still look exactly like that: altered and unnatural.

2. Even if the scene actually employed a plastic blow-up doll and an andro from SAG, it still depicts what is in this culture a completely inappropriate sexual relationship which is still illegal. Romanticizing what is ultimately a child molestation is wrong in that it legitimizes those behaviors in the minds of those who need to feel and believe that what they are doing or contemplating doing is Natural, Acceptable, and Right.

3. My stress level is none of your concern. Not that you have any real interest in my personal life and use that only as a means of displaying your personal prejudices. Now, whether this prejudice is against Housewives, Women who Blog, Mothers, or just a general mysogyny, it's difficult to say. Regardless, it's difficult to take seriously from a coward who uses a fake e-mail address.

Posted by Mamamontezz at June 15, 2004 10:56 PM

Art has reduced itself to pushing the envelope for shock value.

Find me much in art or music that will last two centuries like classical music or art.

My sense is that, outside of the Beatles, some classical jazz & blues, and a handful of songs by others, the only music from the last century that anyone will listen to a century from now may be some of the new classical music from movie soundtracks. (Last of the Mohicans, Gladiator, much by John Williams, etc.)

Art? Outside of pompous Upper West Siders and those with graduate degrees, nearly everything influenced by Picasso or avant-garde will be dismissed as irrelevant.

If a piece of art wasn't created with the express intent of lasting for centuries, it probably isn't much good. It can be fun or an amusement. But greatness really can only be achieved when the artist sweats and tries to infuse a piece with quality.

Posted by Aaron's Rantblog at June 16, 2004 02:00 PM

I'm late to this... got my own time management problems 8^D

Bob sure did miss the point though, didn't he?

I'm sure we can find him somewhere defending a version of "Schindler's List" viewed from Amon Goetz's perspective, where poor Amon is just a misunderstood soul who should not have died kicking at the end of a rope.

Perhaps he can also offer a take on "Birth of A Nation" for our edification.

Feh.

Posted by John of Argghhh! at June 17, 2004 10:58 AM

my friends and I really enjoy this

Posted by police equipment at July 14, 2004 11:25 PM

poker me up

Posted by poker me up at December 30, 2004 02:35 PM

I think it's refreshing that a brave film like Birth can explore the love between a woman and a boy, their wet bodies embraced in slippery passion, the woman's hands carressing the boy's firm, smooth behind, his hands cupping her generous breasts, her hands guiding his small, taut penis into her canal of love pudding.

I can't wait.

Krankor

Posted by Krankor at July 21, 2005 08:36 AM
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