Scarface Elementary director comes forward

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03.31.10 8 Comments

I’ll spare you the part where I put a giant TOLDJA! in my headline, but since you’ll need an explanation to send your mom when she emails you this in two months, here’s the story behind the elementary school Scarface play video:

That hysterical (or horrifying) version of “Scarface” making the rounds with grade school kids playing all the parts and spewing the f-word…”fudge” — yeah, it’s not an actual school play. Instead, it’s the work of director Marc Klasfeld and Rockhard Films who did the videos for Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” and Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment.” It was produced in L.A. within the last few weeks and the audience members were a mix of cast family members, colleagues and friends.  As for Lil’ Tony and his co-stars, they were selected through a casting agent known for finding child actor look-alikes for adult stars.  [TMZ]

Klasfield explains:

“We had a great cast, great kids and great parents … they enjoyed the process.” The director said it was amusing to watch the pockets of outrage as the purposely provocative video spread out across the Internet.

“We definitely suspected that would happen,” said Klasfeld, a father of two who says he wonders why the most vocal critics of the ironic video don’t speak out more against the sexualization of young girls in American culture or the relentless violence on screens of all sorts.

“Everyday when I wake up with my daughter and I turn on the television for her and we’re constantly guarding her against all these unnecessary sexual [messages] bombarding her … so for us to see the reaction against this, well, that was a little shocking,” Klasfeld said. “I found it all fascinating.” [LA Times]

Whatever, buddy.  It was a cute video.  But what about the outrage over you giving child actors work?  You know how the old saying goes, every time a child actor books a job, someone’s unborn daughter gets raped.

“I’m Tony Montana. Ju jus a caca roach, mang. Ju doody heads are fudging with the best.”

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