Controversial "Hounddog" Finds a Home

Jeffrey Wells is reporting by way of Lou Lumenick, that Hounddog, the movie that caused a huge stir at Sundance 2006 for being the movie with the Dakota Fanning rape scene, will finally be distributed by Empire Pictures in "more than 500 theaters" on July 18.

This is good news of course. Less because of Hounddog's quality (I've heard nothing but bad things), but more as a slap in the face to the prudish naysayers who raised hell about it.

The controversial rape scene, from what I have heard, is neither sexually graphic nor inflammatory, but leave it to the religious right to work themselves up in a moral outrage over nothing.

Chalk it up as a victory for free speech over censorship, and over those who went so far as to call for the filmmakers to be brought up on child exploitation charges.

I just hope it turns out to be a good movie and doesn't turn out to be some kind of film people attend out of perverse curiosity.


Anonymous said…

I have wanted to see this film FOREVER. I honestly thought that it had fallen off the face of the Earth. I am honestly interested in Fanning's performance. I really hope it turns out to be good too. YAY!!

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