Slaves Had It Better Than Jennifer Lawrence

By Michael January 14, 2014 @ 3:51 PM

Director David O. Russell got into trouble this week when he compared leading lady Jennifer Lawrence’s work on The Hunger Games to slavery. He was talking to the NY Daily News about his favorite young ingenue and how he worries about her health because she works too hard playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies. He says, “I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money.” Then he just couldn’t shut the fuck about about the persecution she faces:

“I’ll tell you what it is about that girl — talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is. And I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”

You don’t really get in trouble for saying stupid shit, people just think you’re stupid. I’m sure that young Ms. Lawrence works long hours filming The Hunger Games, it isn’t exactly fucking slavery is it? Most cotton slaves didn’t get paid $10 million to play dress up and learn a few lines to mouth out. I do think many slaves lived in hotel rooms and had private trailers and fresh veggie platters with hummus, but they definitely didn’t get paid the ten mill. David O. Russell needs to learn that errant and idiotic analogies to slavery are best left to pandering civil rights leaders and cable talk show hosts. If he wants to help, he could convinced Jennifer to take her top off in his next film. From goat to hero just like that.


By brendon March 19, 2007 @ 1:36 PM

Being the biggest dickhead in Hollywood is like being the rudest child molester. It's an unparalleled level of achievement. But director David O. Russell does his gold medal best to win the title, from getting into fistfights with George Clooney after berating the crew on the set of "Three Kings", to this just released epic meltdown with Lilly Tomlin (WARNING – very NSFW language) on the set of "I Heart Huckabees". Instead of picturing his career, picturing someone parachuting and then pulling the rip chord and a bunch of sandwiches come out. It's pretty much the same thing.

(an equally amazing and profanity laced tirade after the jump)

UPDATE – videos fixed, thanks to reader Crunchy, who also stays delicious in milk.

SEXY NEW UPDATE – now extra double fixed

DOUBLE SEXY NEW UPDATE – damn, they keep ripping this down but these should work for a while.