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BradMullet BradMullet 10 years
What a nice kid. I can sort of understand the backlash - the subject matter is far from 'sweet', but Dakota squashed that argument by acknowledging that life isn't always rosy.
phatE phatE 10 years
i seriously would hope that wouldn't even cross the mind of someone to put dakota fanning in a nude scene. they'd look like pedofiles
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
I :love: her! :-) I think she's a fantastic actress even though she's only 12.... Awesome I'll give her props for her work
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
What I find so interesting about this whole thing is that I've seen two highly regarded films in the last year or so ("Babel" and "The Squid and the Whale") in which young boys (about 12-13 years old) have had masturbating scenes, which no one really said anything about, that I read anyways. I realize that masturbating isn't exactly sex, but it is sexually explicit in nature and it bothered me to see young boys doing that on film. All I could think watching those scenes was "how did their parents explain to them what to do in this scene and why?" Dakota certainly seems to have her head on straight and is mature to handle the situation. And I guess it needs to be the parent's decision if their kid can handle this sort of thing.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
This is obv a touchy subject but I think as long as it was done in the way they describe it, and Dakota and her parents knew exactly what they were getting into it's ok. Obv it's disturbing but I think it's all about how it's done.
cari907 cari907 10 years
i dont wanna see dakota get raped or any 12 year old get raped for that matter watching anyone get raped is awful but a little girl thats too disturbing
roor roor 10 years
i kinda agree about the whole 12 yr old thing - i mean at 12 yrs old what did i know? it seems a little harsh to be subjecting her to this but i guess it was their (her parents) choice to make. also, isn't it kinda weird/hypocritical that she's prob not even old enough to watch ? jeez, dakota sounds quite jaded for her age , i mean everything isn't rosy ... a little much don't ya think?
while cute, dakota is a kinda creepy in an overly mature way...some say she is not 12 but is actually around 30... ~Let's Go~
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Is this ment to be entertainment???? Young girl getting raped.....WTF??? If it is tame or even implied I will not watch this totally disgusting
brokenhalo brokenhalo 10 years
I think that at 12, Dakota can fully understand what rape is about and be able to make a rational decision about whether she wants to portray it. She seems like a very wise & mature little girl, and I seriously doubt that she felt exploited by this movie.
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I'm not an expert on sexual assault, melissabritt, but I think that the audience that would be affected by this issue could be pretty diverse - adults that simply never considered the reality of child molestation, victims of sexual assault who have not sought the help that this movie exposed as necessary, etc. Again, I'm not an expert on the issue or on the effects of this particular film, but I'm a firm believer in movies having an impact on lives. Of course, this is all dependent on the film being any good. It would be pretty hilarious if everyone set this up as a big step forward OR back, and it just ended up being crap. :)
alison1597 alison1597 10 years
This would not be the first time young Dakota has had to deal with this type of story line . In an early episode of CSI( las vegas) she plays a victim of sexual assult. This was several years ago. While this film will undoubtedly get more exposrre than that episode, I doubt there wasn't anywhere near as much interest in it just because she wasn't nearly as popular as she is now. While I don't agree with having child actors having rape scenes , it is sadly a part of life and if the actors are comfortable enough with it then maybe shining some light on the subject could ultimately help a child in that situation in their daily life. I don't see any harm in that. Ali love, piese and chicken grease.
mar mar 10 years
I think she was mature enought to handle the situation. She is a seasoned little actress and I am sure she was not traumatized during filming.
ikitty13 ikitty13 10 years
I agree with JessNess, censorship is out of control in this country. Others view Americans as prudes. It's not like she was doing porn, or even naked. And since when is rape an inappropriate subject for films? It happens, it's reality. Why keep it Tabu? I'm confused.
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
I'm glad she stopped dressing like she's six years old.
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
she seems like such a smart little girl and she is so talented i hope she stays away from all the bs in hollywood as she gets older...she reminds me of a young drew barrymore "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Our country has a real problem with censorship. Im not saying that movies should have pre-teens being raped but we try to sugar coat everything. In this country we censor sex and nudity more than violence. Our ratings board for movies will quickly give a movie an R rating for sex but R ratings on violent movies are harder to get. When you go to other countries sex and nudity isnt as taboo. I think that if we as a country were more open about sex and nudity and everything that comes with it (the good and the bad) then things like this wouldnt be an issue and people would be more willing to talk about things
Wicked Wicked 10 years
She's only 12 years old so I doubt they would let the scene be very explicit.
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
i hope she doesnt turn up like LL :( but i do think shes smarter than that
BabiGurlCeCe BabiGurlCeCe 10 years
I love Dakota!! She is soo cute and a great actress. Im sure the rape scene isnt THAT bad.
sherale sherale 10 years
There are lot's of movies out here where little girls get raped. Check out Lifetime Movie Network if you have cable or satilite. There is no need to jump on one little girl/actress about one movie scene, besides she seems very much mature to handle something as graphic as a rape scene in a movie. She obviously knows that it happens and so does everyone else and there is no need for people to act like it doesn't exsist.
melissabritt melissabritt 10 years
MBM Snickerdoodle, I see your point, but I wonder who is this movie going to reach out to?
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
melissabritt, I think that it's inappropriate for 12 year olds to be raped, but as long as such acts take place, I think that any means that raise public awareness should be tried. You've hinted at some personal experience with the issue and I understand that you don't want to relive the experiences. But as I understand it, this movie is intended to express the horror of such acts - possibly inspiring people to work to stop them. That's a result that I can't argue with.
melissabritt melissabritt 10 years
MBM Am I the only one who thinks it's inappropriate to show (even if it's only hands, foot face) a 12 year old being raped? Hello???
mafalda mafalda 10 years
Oh that's so stupid, I can't believe they said that of her, leave the poor girl alone. She is a very promising actress and at her age she sounds incredibly mature :)
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