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Brooke Shields- “I was raped early in my career!”


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by Anonymousreply 125January 24, 2023 6:52 PM

She was raped by Hollywood Insider?

And I doubt she used an exclamation point for emphasis.

by Anonymousreply 1January 21, 2023 5:39 PM

I was molested.

by Anonymousreply 2January 21, 2023 5:40 PM

Was it rape rape?

by Anonymousreply 3January 21, 2023 5:48 PM

You know your career is down the shitter when you say were raped or anorexic.

by Anonymousreply 4January 21, 2023 5:50 PM

wait, wait me too, I don't want to be left out. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

by Anonymousreply 5January 21, 2023 5:50 PM

I would have more empathy for these peeps if they didn't wait so long to let people know...

and just how fucking often it is they introduced young professionals without warning to the very same perps...

by Anonymousreply 6January 21, 2023 5:51 PM

^ and likewise, abandoned them to the wolves when others did speak up.

by Anonymousreply 7January 21, 2023 5:52 PM

I can’t read the article without making an account.

She should have mentioned this in her bio a few years ago. I don’t doubt it, especially since her mom wasn’t even around half of the time.

by Anonymousreply 8January 21, 2023 5:55 PM

Her mother was a monster.

by Anonymousreply 9January 21, 2023 5:55 PM

r8 see r3

honestly, with her scene... it probably was.

but there's a lot of others that rearrange the values of the day to the standards of the now. She's more believable than some peeps as she never went full on wild child and doing this with her career on the skids, court dates and rehab lined up.

by Anonymousreply 10January 21, 2023 6:05 PM

I was able to read the article once, but now I can’t. I think it said it happened in NYC, but during her college years? That’s not that early in her career.

I remember she kept the “I’m a virgin” thing going for a ridiculously long time. Regardless of whether it was true or not, I thought it was distasteful. But I could see this playing into it. A way of pushing the attack away.

by Anonymousreply 11January 21, 2023 6:05 PM

OP - your headline is misleading. She was not raped "early in her career". Which started as a baby. She was raped after graduating form college, so as a woman in her mid 20s.

Also the quote is fabricated. It does not appear in the linked article.

Just saying.

Are you poor at English? Or, did you write that to troll everyone?


by Anonymousreply 12January 21, 2023 6:11 PM

Here's the article without a paywall:

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by Anonymousreply 13January 21, 2023 6:11 PM

Here's the archived version for people who can't get access to the Daily Beast.

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by Anonymousreply 14January 21, 2023 6:11 PM

Link the source of the quote, OP.


by Anonymousreply 15January 21, 2023 6:12 PM

"Another bombshell of the film is the tantrum that Agassi throws after seeing Shields lick Matt LeBlanc’s hands during her career-comeback guest role on Friends; he apparently went home and smashed all of his tennis Grand Slam trophies."

Can't imagine why they divorced.

by Anonymousreply 16January 21, 2023 6:13 PM

I worked with her briefly on a project that never happened (early 2000s...). I found her to be a wonderful person, knowing all she had been through, and she treated everyone with kindness and respect, with a great sense of humor too. Whip smart, and a class act.

by Anonymousreply 17January 21, 2023 6:27 PM

OP fabricating a misleading quotation for a woman telling her gruesome rape story seems.... I dunno... ABUSIVE.

by Anonymousreply 18January 21, 2023 6:30 PM

Hey, to the psycho look using numerous account to keep saying the same thing over and over, Google is your friend. Many articles are headlining it as “young girl”, “young actress”, or “early in my career”.

Get a fucking grip already and get off the internet. It has done zero favors for you. You’re manic, unhinged and deranged and put that on full display daily.

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by Anonymousreply 19January 21, 2023 6:36 PM
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by Anonymousreply 20January 21, 2023 6:37 PM
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by Anonymousreply 21January 21, 2023 6:39 PM

Young actress DOES NOT EQUAL - early in my career. You invented it, YOU FUCKING PIG.

by Anonymousreply 22January 21, 2023 6:39 PM
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by Anonymousreply 23January 21, 2023 6:39 PM

So many articles are inventing it. She graduated when she was 22, in 1987. She says this happened after college.

by Anonymousreply 24January 21, 2023 6:41 PM

Whatever. My point being, the headline makes many of us think she was raped as a little girl.

by Anonymousreply 25January 21, 2023 6:42 PM

[quote] Another bombshell of the film is the tantrum that Agassi throws after seeing Shields lick Matt LeBlanc’s hands during her career-comeback guest role on Friends; he apparently went home and smashed all of his tennis Grand Slam trophies.

That showed her!

by Anonymousreply 26January 21, 2023 6:44 PM

The comments on this thread are why people don't speak up when they've been sexually assaulted or battered.

Yes, some reports don't stand-up to scrutiny and call into question the credibility of the reporter, but, I'd venture to say that most of these accounts are true and as reported.

What's so hard to believe about this?

by Anonymousreply 27January 21, 2023 6:45 PM

And I don't have many accounts. All you need to do is block one.

Carry on.

by Anonymousreply 28January 21, 2023 6:46 PM

Every DL thread on child sexual abuse attracts a flock of leering, chortling pedos.

It would be hard for me to believe that Brooke got through her grossly oversexualized early career without being sexually abused.

by Anonymousreply 29January 21, 2023 6:52 PM

Brooke looks Caitlin Jennerish.

by Anonymousreply 30January 21, 2023 6:54 PM

R28 you do the same shit on every thread dude. You want it to be believable it’s a bunch of people? Don’t have the same accounts post on all the same threads with the same exact behavior and posting patterns. You’re a troll but you’re not good at it.

by Anonymousreply 31January 21, 2023 6:54 PM

Brooke Shields had a mother who sold her out to Hollywood. She was barely around and signed off on her child model daughter being with a bunch of adults without her supervision. She had her 10 year old fully nude in Playboy. Her 12 year old topless in bed with a grown man in Pretty Baby etc. but you all don’t believe she would have been assaulted or raped?

by Anonymousreply 32January 21, 2023 6:56 PM

I have ALWAYS really respected and admired this woman. And I still do.

Those who bitch & complain about “I’d feel so much more empathy for these victims, had they spoken out immediately “, have obviously, never gone through the gruesome experience of being raped.

by Anonymousreply 33January 21, 2023 6:58 PM

R27, which post suggested it was hard to believe her story? A few posts point out that her account is being distorted by others. That’s sticking up for Brooke, not questioning her credibility.

by Anonymousreply 34January 21, 2023 7:02 PM

What r33 said.

And people like that, indirectly but certainly, aid and abet perpetrators who rely on intimidating their victims and know that they are shielded by the stigma and scrutiny that survivors receive if they report.

If a famous, wealthy, star like Shields didn't feel she could speak up, imagine what the poor and powerless go through.

I wonder who Shields is referring to.

by Anonymousreply 35January 21, 2023 7:06 PM

Must be some producer or director active around 87 88 89

by Anonymousreply 36January 21, 2023 7:09 PM

I hope her story will inspire young women to carry mace with them at all times. A naked man is no match for pepper spray.

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by Anonymousreply 37January 21, 2023 7:19 PM

I believe her story. She was pretty tall, always, though. Whoever it was must've been a larger guy.

by Anonymousreply 38January 21, 2023 7:23 PM

When using pepper spray, remember that you have to turn your own face away, while tightly shutting your eyes, holding your breath, & closing your mouth, if spraying within close proximity. If not, you end up sprayed, as well.

Best to spray at arms length, before they get too close. But if you see someone aggressively coming for you? Use that shit.

Also, women… use your legs to fight back. They’re the strongest parts of the female body. Kick, and kick HARD. Go for their face, neck, and groin. Kick them the hardest where it hurts the most. Use your knees.

If they get close, it’s time to pull out slim (the pocket knife) that’s hanging around your neck, under your clothes, and go for the eyes.

Seriously. No mercy for these bastards.

by Anonymousreply 39January 21, 2023 7:31 PM

From the "Daily Beast" article:

[quote]When she phoned her bodyguard to tell him what happened, he told her, “That’s rape.” In response, she said, “I’m not willing to believe that.”

I hope she fired the MIA "bodyguard" at the conclusion of the call. Where the hell was he during the time from when Brooke Shields needed transportation home up to and including the time of the assault?

by Anonymousreply 40January 21, 2023 7:33 PM

W as Michael Jackson the rapist? She obviously teased him into it.

by Anonymousreply 41January 21, 2023 7:40 PM

I'm starting to realize many of these actresses were either raped or sexually assaulted at some point early in their career. What a seedy, filthy business the movie industry is

by Anonymousreply 42January 21, 2023 7:58 PM

OMG, that's why she got so fat...just like Brendan Fraser

by Anonymousreply 43January 21, 2023 8:11 PM

R42, yes it is. Always has been.

Ask any woman in Hollywood who has made it. They certainly have a story to tell. Even those who never made it.

It’s just so fucking pervasive.

And not to discount women and their experiences, but let me say this: plenty of men have their own stories to tell, as well.

by Anonymousreply 44January 21, 2023 8:13 PM

1 in 3 girls / women get sexually assaulted, so it's not limited to actresses.

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by Anonymousreply 45January 21, 2023 8:14 PM

[quote]She had her 10 year old fully nude in Playboy.


by Anonymousreply 46January 21, 2023 8:27 PM

"Shields has previously spoken about her how she was sexualized as a young rising star, having posed nude for photographer Gary Gross when she was aged just 10. The images appeared in Playboy publication Sugar'n'Spice."

If you do a search for "brooke shields gary gross," you can see thumbnails of the photos, but when you click, the source of the thumbnail is probably taken down.

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by Anonymousreply 47January 21, 2023 8:57 PM

I feel so bad for her. Her parents gave her no chance apparently. I admire her for overcoming all that.

by Anonymousreply 48January 21, 2023 9:03 PM

[quote]R29 Every DL thread on child sexual abuse attracts a flock of leering, chortling pedos.

It appears this incident was post college. So Shields was in her early 20s.

by Anonymousreply 49January 21, 2023 9:17 PM

I can never hear anything about Brooke or her mother without thinking of this.

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by Anonymousreply 50January 21, 2023 9:26 PM

^ I've also always wondered if the inclusion of Kirk Douglas in the clip was done knowingly.

by Anonymousreply 51January 21, 2023 9:29 PM

She was not raped worse than me. No one ever has.

by Anonymousreply 52January 21, 2023 9:35 PM

[quote]r32 She had her 10 year old fully nude in Playboy.

[quote] r46 What?!

It’s a very weird circumstance. The publication was called “Sugar & Spice” and was a bonus booklet released by Playboy to their subscribers (?) The Brooke Shields pics are the only one I’ve read references to, but when the story was on Entertainment Tonight years later, I think they said there were 4 pre teen girls in the layout.

The concept is the photographer Garry Gross shoots the subjects as innocent idealizations of their childlike state… then redoes their makeup, hair etc. and presents them as older in a “sensual” style.

Shields’ photos are in a bathtub, and a decade later she sued the photographer to have the pics removed from circulation. She lost the case because her mom had signed the standard model release form on her behalf. It would seem the person she should have rightly sued was her mom.

I don’t know if Playboy came up with the concept and then funded the photo shoot, or if Gross was working on the project on his own and then presented it to the magazine. At any rate, it’s very strange that anyone in the normal business world said, “Yeah, that sounds like a GREAT idea!”

The pictures have artistic merit, but should not have been taken. At least not with that level of explicit nudity.

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by Anonymousreply 53January 21, 2023 9:40 PM


Thanks, r53.

by Anonymousreply 54January 21, 2023 9:46 PM

The history of the pictures got more involved when Richard Prince (who makes a career out of photographing other artists’ photographs) repurposed one of the Brooke Shields shots and titled it "Spiritual America.” It was exhibited at the Guggenheim but pulled from an exhibit at the Tate. (I’m still not clear on the merits of Prince directly repurposing other people’s photos, but I guess he’s a recognized artist.)

As an adult Shields did a new photo for Prince in roughly the same pose but in a bikini, called “Spiritual America America IV.” I think she decided that since the old photo was always going to be out there, there should also be a clothed version of her as an adult to balance out how she felt about it. And she put a motorcycle behind herself instead of a bathtub, to indicate power.

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by Anonymousreply 55January 21, 2023 10:11 PM

It was a 70s - 80s trend to have underage girls doing shocking things. I wonder if their parents thought, "Hey, that's how Jodie hit it big (Taxi Driver)"?

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by Anonymousreply 56January 21, 2023 10:37 PM

R53 nothing artistic about a 10 year old girl nude.

Also, to the person who is acting all shocked and surprised on here, this topic has been discussed to death on here, and was just recently brought up on the Blue Lagoon thread, which you commented on.

by Anonymousreply 57January 21, 2023 10:39 PM

I had forgotten about Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. Also, Mariel Hemingway kissing Woody Allen in Manhattan was bizarre.

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by Anonymousreply 58January 21, 2023 10:40 PM

And they just announced they’re releasing Pretty Baby on Bluray.

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by Anonymousreply 59January 21, 2023 10:40 PM

No r56. Men dating/marrying/fucking underage girls has been a thing for centuries. It was accepted in the 70s and sorta in the 80s even. It started to change harder in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 60January 21, 2023 10:41 PM

Didn't California take off statue of limitations for sexual assault? Is she gonna file door?

by Anonymousreply 61January 21, 2023 10:42 PM

We didn’t see Jodie Foster actually do anything in Taxi Driver though.

by Anonymousreply 62January 21, 2023 10:42 PM

[quote] She should have mentioned this in her bio a few years ago.

Her what?

by Anonymousreply 63January 21, 2023 10:42 PM

R61 yes. But I think it’s only a temporary thing. Not permanent.

by Anonymousreply 64January 21, 2023 10:43 PM

The casting of Jodies Foster in that role was by design. Scorsese didn't want a sexualized teen like Brooke Shields. He was looking for the opposite of it. For realism. Her mom even told him look she's like 12 and was wearing a school uniform for the meeting. And Scorsese said that's what I'm looking for. She was a gawky almost butch like teen girl dressing the part. It was brilliant casting.

by Anonymousreply 65January 21, 2023 10:44 PM

Mariel Hemingway's character was having a sexual affair with Woody's. The kissing was the least of it.

by Anonymousreply 66January 21, 2023 10:46 PM

[quote]r57 nothing artistic about a 10 year old girl nude.

I do feel creepy saying the original photos have “artistic” merit,” but here is an essay by author Philippa Snow from a series called “This Artwork Changed my Life.”

[quote][italic] I don’t remember whether I was first exposed to it online, or in a book of modern art. I do remember the extraordinary feeling of unearthing it when I was underage myself—a sudden forced acknowledgement of certain truths about the way men looked at girls, and by extension, of the way that certain kinds of men prized youth over experience.

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by Anonymousreply 67January 21, 2023 10:48 PM

Anyone remember the May-December love story, "A Circle Of Two" (1982)? Kinda skeevy.

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by Anonymousreply 68January 21, 2023 10:49 PM

Why are we examining all of these things with modern eyes and minds? What in not considered acceptable today was once ok. And years from now there are things we do now that will be considered unacceptable and people will look back at us and judge us too.

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by Anonymousreply 70January 21, 2023 10:52 PM

I remember seeing her naked from the back in "Just You and Me, Kid" when i was a kid, at about age 12. (I am only a year younger than she is.) I thought it was disturbing, but my mom thought it was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 71January 21, 2023 10:52 PM

[quote]r69 Why are we examining all of these things with modern eyes and minds? What in not considered acceptable today was once ok.

Like slavery?

by Anonymousreply 72January 21, 2023 10:53 PM

[quote]Didn't California take off statue of limitations for sexual assault?

A sculpture of limitations?

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 73January 21, 2023 11:08 PM

Just the one, dear?

by Anonymousreply 74January 21, 2023 11:15 PM

[quote] Mariel Hemingway's character was having a sexual affair with Woody's. The kissing was the least of it.

Oh my gosh! You mean... they went past first base?!

by Anonymousreply 75January 22, 2023 1:22 AM

She has said it took her years to process it. You can’t judge victims’ ability to speak on it. She probably wasn’t ready until now.

Who was it? Why protect the person?

by Anonymousreply 76January 23, 2023 11:59 PM

r27 that kind of excuse making is why so many serial predators get away with it for decades with their former victims ushering new victims to their door step.

by Anonymousreply 77January 24, 2023 1:09 AM

r76 She has a documentary to push... it's not going to sell itself!

by Anonymousreply 78January 24, 2023 1:09 AM

r24 She and her p,.r. team are likely pushing it because of the documentary... trying to get people to watch it because they want it to be when she was a little girl. Then they could rally against the films she starred in her early career... not just pretty baby, but the cousin lovin' with blue lagoon and whatever save the children proxy agenda they have.

like the evils of hollywood or how 1st world women suffer just as much, if not more than women in the rest of the world. . . whatever gets their rocks off. The more salacious the tragedy porn is, the more they're hungry for it.

by Anonymousreply 79January 24, 2023 1:15 AM

You can tell the pearl clutchers are imagining something far worse than the films in graphic details. It's more disturbing than the content of said films.

by Anonymousreply 80January 24, 2023 1:17 AM

Did her rapist touch her taint?

by Anonymousreply 81January 24, 2023 2:48 AM

show off

by Anonymousreply 82January 24, 2023 3:29 AM

Poor Brooke. A career is a terrible place to be raped.

by Anonymousreply 83January 24, 2023 3:34 AM

Is this documentary available to watch right now? Is it streaming?

by Anonymousreply 84January 24, 2023 3:36 AM

Something came between her and her Calvins.

by Anonymousreply 85January 24, 2023 3:38 AM

r84 It's on Hulu. It's a documentary about the objectification of women and girls. Oh, how she's suffered by choosing to be and staying an actress.

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by Anonymousreply 86January 24, 2023 3:42 AM

she's pulling out all the stops to get the hysterical frau money.

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by Anonymousreply 87January 24, 2023 3:44 AM

^ vid not related.... but come on, girl, for real, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 88January 24, 2023 3:45 AM

Is she still defending Jackson? Yuk.

by Anonymousreply 89January 24, 2023 4:02 AM

r89 allegedly, she defends him again in the documentary...according to articles, repeating that he was just childlike, that they both were.

by Anonymousreply 90January 24, 2023 4:21 AM

[quote] In the Hulu doc, Shields confesses, “The physicality and the exploration of sexuality felt really dangerous to me, and I didn’t trust the director to create a safe environment for me.”

[quote] Zeffirelli wanted to get a response of ecstasy out of Shields, so he twisted her toe during the sex scene.

[quote] The feeling for Shields during the scene wasn’t in any way passionate, rather “more angst…because he was hurting me.”

[quote] The actress, breaking down in tears in the docuseries, explains that when it came to ecstasy during her teenage years, “I don’t know what that is!”

[quote] “I was really shutdown after that,” Shields says during part one of the docuseries, “I though of myself as just the work horse: They paid me, I did the thing, they sold it, everybody was happy, it was transactional.”

by Anonymousreply 91January 24, 2023 4:24 AM

to fraus diappointment

[quote] “I was lucky that I had my mother with me on set — and Franco hated my mother,” Shields reveals about her manager matriarch Teri Shields.

by Anonymousreply 92January 24, 2023 4:26 AM

a vanity piece that reminds you Brooke Shields is still living but a feminist scree to the ills of hollywood, not so much.

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by Anonymousreply 93January 24, 2023 4:29 AM

I’m with R33. Her story and experience as an exploited and sexualized child star with the full cooperation of her mother is remarkable in that she came through it all intact- very intact. She is a strong woman, obviously very intelligent and will help other women similarly abused. Those who think keeping quiet about being raped means you weren’t raped are either stupid, or trolls or both.

by Anonymousreply 94January 24, 2023 4:40 AM

r94 no, most people take issue that if she was raped that she works in a closeknit industry, where she'll continue to work with these people and continue to see others work with them, people in her exact same situation and like a sociopath, stop from saying anything... because she has no real empathy for other women or even young girls... as was true with the majority of the metoo crowd.

by Anonymousreply 95January 24, 2023 4:44 AM

They all come out post metoo with their stories... but it's always conjunction with publicity for their own projects. it's to promote or sell something.

That is sickening.

by Anonymousreply 96January 24, 2023 4:45 AM

[quote]Why are we examining all of these things with modern eyes and minds? What in not considered acceptable today was once ok. And years from now there are things we do now that will be considered unacceptable and people will look back at us and judge us too.

Many people were disgusted and angered by these pictures back then, and her casting in "Pretty Baby". The nude pictures and the film were controversial for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 97January 24, 2023 4:47 AM

I guess this is a good place to start posting the pics of her I always admired.

Poor little Brookie. I always liked her. And let me tell you, it wasn’t easy being a BS fan lo those many years of straight to video releases. Even now it’s always a toss up if she’ll give a decent performance or not.

[italic]I have no illusions.

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by Anonymousreply 98January 24, 2023 5:35 AM

It’s ok to have empathy for women/girls. It doesn’t diminish you

by Anonymousreply 99January 24, 2023 6:16 AM

Well, this explains "Brenda Starr"..

by Anonymousreply 100January 24, 2023 6:19 AM

r99 it most certainly does when you suggest to all the press this movie is about the exploitation of women and girls.. and the best way I thought to do that was by focusing on my relationship with Michael Jackson, he was the real troubled and exploited woman, he was so innocent and childike he let children into his bed and they could identify his penis in a line up.

by Anonymousreply 101January 24, 2023 8:13 AM
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by Anonymousreply 103January 24, 2023 8:18 AM

how quickly it went from girls and women, feminism, hoo-rah to I'm an inspiration, I am inspirational

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by Anonymousreply 104January 24, 2023 8:20 AM

"A new kind of conversation to have"

whoring out her trauma to get people to watch a documentary of everything she's said in the press before and has nothing to do with it.

[quote] we have made progress I think that is, maybe, a few steps forward one step back I have to I think it's I think it's going to be a process but I think it's people telling more of of these stories and their stories allow us to start changing the way we talk about it and also really take a look at how we're taught to let them view us it's a big new kind of conversation to have.

[quote] I think there's still a lot more work to do, um, I think that no matter what doesn't demand it but it has worked for so long that there isn't a message that says to young girls you don't have to do this you don't have to sell yourself that way. An all new Pandora's box and the wild west of of new rules and new laws but I will say having watched what Brooke endured as a young girl at least the rules and the laws on set have changed for children which is amazing.

Fresh and exciting, stunning and brave, from the producer, gay stephanopoulos 's beard,,

[quote] um but I think social media is is why we need to do another film in a few years about that .

Yes, social media is why we need a sequel to this documentary... all about brook and the criticism she's received for being braindead barbie. Tyra Banks level of stupid.

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by Anonymousreply 105January 24, 2023 8:32 AM

again, trying to passive aggressively attract people to the documentary and abuse their disgust of Pretty Baby the film by this mystery rape story when she was OLDER.,.. so, they'll defend this stupidity no matter what. Not just going to a man's motel room because she was as innocent and childlike in her mid twentiies as MJ was. But this entire documentary and the heavy handed manipulation she's doing using child molestation (the natural assumption given the title of the film) to get views.

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by Anonymousreply 106January 24, 2023 8:46 AM

Gee, how did Harvey Weinstein get away with it for decades

or look now to how many actresses, post metoo, have alleged (in a clintonian way) that this was a conspiracy to get rid of a major democratic party donor and hurt the reputation of hollywood.

It wasn't a well kept secret but dumb broad after dumb broad would find her way to being couch surfed by Harv. The women that spoke out early, some as nuts as they could be (see Courtney Love), were thoroughly trashed by many celebrity feminists.

by Anonymousreply 107January 24, 2023 8:50 AM

And that man was Albert Einstein

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by Anonymousreply 108January 24, 2023 8:52 AM

^ If it was Harv, then I say she is as guilt as the rest that ushered every victim that followed them... they befitted from it and continue to benefit from it, even going as far to exploit the aftermath.

by Anonymousreply 109January 24, 2023 8:54 AM

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by Anonymousreply 110January 24, 2023 8:57 AM

^ the article pretty much kills all the fraus hopes and dreams that she would come out against her mother or her early films, as this pretty much absolves both.

by Anonymousreply 111January 24, 2023 8:58 AM

Her inspirational truth, her story is in direct contrast to those fantasizing she was exploited, and their projections onto their own mothers for never getting a Ballerina Barbie, because her mother was a saint that protected her...

[quote] When asked how she views the rapid growth of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, Shields explains that her mother's actions protected her from predatory advances during the early stages of her career.

[quote] "You can argue any of it, but as far as being scarred or feeling less than... l know that I was loved, really, really loved, by my mother... I was so sequestered," the actor says.

[quote] "There's a lot to be said for that in that industry. So I don't have that experience in the same way."

[quote] Shields reveals how her mother dealt with men who she believed were acting in an inappropriate manner towards her daughter.

[quote] "If anybody looked at me sideways, she was like, 'I will cut your balls off and make you eat them.' She had that kind of fierceness to her," the actor states.

by Anonymousreply 112January 24, 2023 9:01 AM

So you do all have mommy issues or what

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by Anonymousreply 115January 24, 2023 9:39 AM


[quote] Brooke Shields has reflected on playing a child prostitute in the 1978 film Pretty Baby.

[quote] The American actor, now 56, was 11 when she starred in Louis Malle’s film as a child who grows up in a brothel and is then auctioned off to the highest bidder.

[quote] She was filmed naked and her mother, Teri, received widespread criticism for allowing her daughter to be in the film.

[quote] Speaking in a new interview with The Times Magazine, Shields said she believes elements of post-#MeToo protectiveness have gone too far.

[quote] “I think it’s too much,” she said. “You look at movies such as Pretty Baby, you look at Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet or you look at any coming of age movie that Louis Malle did, like Au Revoir les Enfants or Lacombe, Lucien or whatever. There was always a sexual element to them.

[quote] “Maybe the movies I did wouldn’t be made now because of such censorship, and that’s a tremendous loss. Pretty Baby is one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever been in and I will defend it for ever.

[quote] “I wrote my thesis on it and I’m proud of it.”

[quote] Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert, who gave the film three stars out of four, discussed at the time of its release how “Pretty Baby has been attacked in some quarters as child porn. It’s not. It’s an evocation of a time and a place and a sad chapter of Americana.” He also praised Shields’ performance, writing that she “... really creates a character here; her subtlety and depth are astonishing”.

[quote] Shields was being interviewed to promote her new film, A Castle for Christmas, which is available now on Netflix.

stunning and brave

by Anonymousreply 116January 24, 2023 9:40 AM
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by Anonymousreply 118January 24, 2023 9:47 AM

Still wearing her hair the same way as when she did the Calvins campaign?! Jeez. Get a new stylist. Wear a bob for a few years. Thinning hair looks not so great with a middle part over a high forehead.

by Anonymousreply 119January 24, 2023 11:57 AM

For the last time, it wasn't me!

Her mother was a deranged bitch, and anyway I was too busy keeping Randal happy!

by Anonymousreply 120January 24, 2023 12:15 PM

I can’t be bothered when her documentary supports wacko Jacko and the whole “ but my mother protected me!” Insanity. She didn’t protect her. She pimped her.

by Anonymousreply 121January 24, 2023 12:44 PM

I have Hulu and I don’t see it listed

by Anonymousreply 122January 24, 2023 3:42 PM

r122 it turns out it'll be released later in the year on Hulu. Maybe. Unless she can generate enough buzz to sell it commercially

r121 so, don't believe all women?

by Anonymousreply 123January 24, 2023 5:20 PM

No mention of Dean Cain?

by Anonymousreply 124January 24, 2023 5:33 PM

I believe her but cannot hear the bullshit about the mother and Jackson. It renders her an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 125January 24, 2023 6:52 PM
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