First off, who the hell is Busy Philipps, because suddenly she’s best friends with everyone in Hollywood and people seem to care more about her slamming of the h8ers on Twitter than they do about Chrissy Teigen’s cellulite. Anyway, Philipps laid down a piping hot slam (below) for Quintin Tarantino now that a vintage clip of his 2003 interview with Howard Stern has resurfaced on the Internet. During the interview, Tarantino addresses the 1977 raping of a thirteen-year-old girl, Samantha Geimer, by director Roman Polanski. The countless A-list actors who turned a blind eye to the crime in order to capitalize off Polanski’s caché might have more insight than Tarantino, but nonetheless, he opened wide up for Stern, and basically deducted that Polanski’s victim was a Hungry Hungry Hippo for cock:
He didn’t rape a thirteen-year-old. It was statutory rape…he had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down—it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything people use it for.
Stern’s team gave Tarantino an out by reminding him of the drugs Polanski plied the supposedly unwilling thirteen-year-old with, to which Tarantino responded:
No, that was not the case AT ALL. She wanted to have it and dated the guy.
As with Kevin Spacey’s alleged raping of Anthony Rapp, there will probably be a forever ongoing debate as to what age a person can actually consent to sex with an adult. Rapp was totally into the fantasy of plowing Spacey when he was fourteen, but now rescinds his horniness and chalks the encounter up to being young and dumb and taken advantage of. Of course thirteen hits the ear differently than fourteen, and Geimer hasn’t said anything to insinuate she enjoyed getting raped by Polanski.
Back to old dried up Busy. The crusaders of love, peace, light, and opportunistic attention grabs of the world are going in hard on Tarantino for this resurfaced interview, as well as anything else they can get their hands on. Which coincidentally also involves two choking scenes that Tarantino personally partook in during his films – one with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and another with Diane Kruger in Inglorious Bastards. Thurman hasn’t condemned Tarantino for the scene and Kruger just released a statement underscoring Tarantino as a “Pure joy” to work with. Cut to:
Like fucking spiting on an actresses face and choking her wasn’t enough. Fuck this guy. Fuck anyone who works with him. I’m embarrassed that I ever auditioned for him. Fuck him.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) February 6, 2018
SORRY YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS FUCK QUENTIN TARANTINO YOU ARE FUCKING CANCELLED. https://t.co/ucjMfftBdO
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) February 6, 2018
What a fresh angle. Thanks whoever you are. This whole song and dance only highlight the fact that as far back as 1977, and certainly before that as well, Hollywood has been a battle between Godlike unchecked privilege and plebian accountability. Geimer had her #MeToo moment decades ago, but that didn’t stop the Academy from handing Polanski the Best Director Oscar for The Pianist in 2002. If people think there isn’t the overdosed corpse of a sixteen-year-old boy in hot pants floating in Bryan Singer’s pool at this very moment they’re deluding themselves, but by Hollywood rules we apparently need to wait until everyone’s been sufficiently molested until we get angry tweets from Z-list celebrities coming to victims’ defenses.
And who cares what Tarantino thinks? Thurman actually hasn’t said anything negative about Tarantino in the wake of the release of her crash video from the set of Kill Bill (which is the only reason people are talking about him in the first place today,) and even praised him for sneaking her the footage (below) in the first place. So we might as well be quizzing Adrien Brody or Ewan McGregor, who actually profited off Polanski rather than simply said dumb shit about him to Howard Stern during an interview a decade and a half ago.
i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.
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