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2022-05-24 2:28:19 PM  
I guess I can throw out my sitcom script with him and Roman Polanski.
 
2022-05-24 2:36:51 PM  
The rape scene played for laughs towards the beginning of Valerian doesn't help his credibility...
 
2022-05-24 3:08:00 PM  

HugeMistake: The rape scene played for laughs towards the beginning of Valerian doesn't help his credibility...


Nor does all his movies where the camera leers at a 12-15 year old girl like subby's uncle.
 
2022-05-24 3:30:58 PM  
So he gets a...
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2022-05-24 3:53:15 PM  
I never followed this story, but how does an adult with a free life to walk freely and talk to whomever they want allow themselves to be raped for two years?
 
2022-05-24 4:02:03 PM  
If we let victims freely hurt attackers/would be attackers...there would less of this. But, some part of the subconscious of men won't let the law reflect this reality.  This is a rare instance where pain is the answer.  But, we're scared we'd get hurt for being too handys. But I ask this, if I grab a woman's ass why shouldn't she be legally  free to stab me as many times as she feels is appropriate??????????????
 
2022-05-24 4:02:17 PM  

HugeMistake: The rape scene played for laughs towards the beginning of Valerian doesn't help his credibility...


You... are a hero. Great job!
 
2022-05-24 4:24:13 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: I never followed this story, but how does an adult with a free life to walk freely and talk to whomever they want allow themselves to be raped for two years?


And why did those women wait for years to go after Bill Cosby?! He's obviously innocent!

I should say the last sentence is sarcasm, lest i be accused of being a rape apologist again
 
2022-05-24 4:35:04 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: I never followed this story, but how does an adult with a free life to walk freely and talk to whomever they want allow themselves to be raped for two years?


it figures that someone i have farkied as a trump supporter doesn't understand things like this.
 
2022-05-24 4:53:10 PM  
He should have used the defense that she was far too old for him. Considering his history of being a total pedo, it probably would have worked.

/I do not trust the French justice system when it comes to sex crimes and famous people. Or normal people. Or when a woman (or Muslim, or Jew) is the victim.
//On par with LA's cops and Scientologists.
 
2022-05-24 5:43:55 PM  
Sacre' Bleu, quelle Justice System!!
 
2022-05-24 6:56:16 PM  

luidprand: He should have used the defense that she was far too old for him. Considering his history of being a total pedo, it probably would have worked.

/I do not trust the French justice system when it comes to sex crimes and famous people. Or normal people. Or when a woman (or Muslim, or Jew) is the victim.
//On par with LA's cops and Scientologists.


Leon/The Professional is mostly a great movie, but the subplot of 12 year old Mathilda being in love with a much older man, who seems to warm up to the idea, is farked. On top of Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield sort of being creepy to her as well.
 
2022-05-24 7:12:09 PM  

skinink: luidprand: He should have used the defense that she was far too old for him. Considering his history of being a total pedo, it probably would have worked.

/I do not trust the French justice system when it comes to sex crimes and famous people. Or normal people. Or when a woman (or Muslim, or Jew) is the victim.
//On par with LA's cops and Scientologists.

Leon/The Professional is mostly a great movie, but the subplot of 12 year old Mathilda being in love with a much older man, who seems to warm up to the idea, is farked. On top of Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield sort of being creepy to her as well.


Director had same age gap with wife/girlfriend, I forgot.
 
2022-05-24 8:12:37 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: I never followed this story, but how does an adult with a free life to walk freely and talk to whomever they want allow themselves to be raped for two years?


He controlled her career: Getting her starring roles in his films and threatening her with blacklisting if she said anything.  Carrot and stick, same as any other abuser.  She sounds like she made some shiat up in order to get attention focused on her case, which is why he's getting away with it.  Sucks because there are several women out there with similar experiences from Besson... and we've all seen The Professional.
 
2022-05-24 8:49:11 PM  

skinink: but the subplot of 12 year old Mathilda being in love with a much older man, who seems to warm up to the idea, is farked.


It's not a subplot.
Besson flipped Kubrick's spin on Nabokov: What if a redemption and coming of age story were innocent?

Oui, oui; European intrigues.

waxbeans: On top of Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield sort of being creepy to her as well.


When Oldman's thumb brushes across Portman's lips the same tension was exploited more "honestly" by Scorsese three years prior in Cape Fear between DeNiro and Juliette Lewis who was 18 at the time. Portman's parents were appropriately restrictive and likely limited Besson's aping of Scorsese.
 
2022-05-24 9:57:35 PM  

buravirgil: skinink: but the subplot of 12 year old Mathilda being in love with a much older man, who seems to warm up to the idea, is farked.

It's not a subplot.
Besson flipped Kubrick's spin on Nabokov: What if a redemption and coming of age story were innocent?

Oui, oui; European intrigues.

waxbeans: On top of Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield sort of being creepy to her as well.

When Oldman's thumb brushes across Portman's lips the same tension was exploited more "honestly" by Scorsese three years prior in Cape Fear between DeNiro and Juliette Lewis who was 18 at the time. Portman's parents were appropriately restrictive and likely limited Besson's aping of Scorsese.


You know the age of consent laws in every state, don't you?
 
2022-05-25 12:08:57 AM  

TDWCom29: You know the age of consent laws in every state, don't you?


No, I don't.
And you have not bothered to articulate a basis to imply I would.
You might ask yourself why that is.
 
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