Religious groups are seeking a global ban on the new controversial movie Hound Dog, saying the film “celebrates” pedophilia.
Hound Dog debuted at the Sundance Film Festival Monday which features a rather graphic rape scene involving 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning. Yeah, as a director doing that type of film you gotta be prepared for that kind of reaction.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has organized a petition Tuesday to have the film banned worldwide.
The league’s director, Bill Donohoe, stated, How can we celebrate pedophilia in this so-called artistic way?
“Five or six years ago this girl was on a tricycle. There has to be some line of decency which Hollywood will not cross.”
Sounds like director Deborah Kampmeier has got some feet to the fire there. The filmmakers of the movie are insisting that the rape scene is tastefully shot & Fanning was wearing a body suit for the part which was even partially obstructed by a shadow. To boot, Dakota’s mother, Joy, was present during the filming to ensure the safety & well-being of the young actress.
You tell me- Are you comfortable with a rape scene with someone so young? Should art (art being a movie in this case) realistically imitate life?