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03.17.08 59 Comments

[Editor’s note: the headline is meant to be read in the voice of the movie voice guy.] 

Hounddog has been picked up by a distributor and will be released in 500 theaters on July 18th. The movie originally sparked controversy because the story involves the main character, played by 12-year-old Dakota Fanning, being raped.

Because of the outcry over Hounddog, North Carolina State Senator and majority leader Phil Berger called for all future films made in North Carolina to have their scripts approved in advance if they are to get the normal production subsidy from the state. Berger says that he had not seen the film but was acting in response to what he read about it. 

Damn, just when I thought we were more civilized than the Afghanis.  Then again, I suppose threatening to cut off funding is still better than, say, threatening to cut off Dakota Fanning’s head.  America – FUCK YEAH! 

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) applauded the film, and during the [Sundance Film] festival [where it premiered] delivered the statistic that in the time it took the audience to watch the film, eight children under the age of 12 were sexually assaulted. 

Gee, thanks no fun police, that statistic was both constructive and uplifting.  Did you also know that in the time it took you to read this post, 104 infants were raped to death in Africa and three Nic Cage movies were greenlit?  It’s true – you can read all about it in my new book Why Bother? 1001 Reasons to Kill Yourself

[Thanks to ‘RoboPanda’ for the tip

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