[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, RAPE CULTURE, SEXUAL ASSAULT]
I've written before about the fact that men don't seem to get rape at all. They literally don't understand what makes it so horrible and can't seem to empathize sufficiently to get why so many women, even if we haven't been victims, are so intensely repulsed by the very idea.
Last Tango in Paris director admits infamous 'butter rape' scene with Maria Schneider was non-consensual
I don't even want to know what the fuck that scene is, but apparently it was a lot more real than anyone had consented to watching on screen, and much more real than the female actor who had to endure a rape scene at all (because a man decided to write one and another decided to film it) had consented to performing.
He said that he felt horrible "in a way" for his treatment of the actress but defended himself by saying that he wanted her reaction "as a girl".
"I wanted her to act humiliated. I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn't tell her.
"To obtain something I think you have to be completely free. I didn't want Maria to act her humiliation, her rage, I wanted Maria to feel... the rage and humilation [sic]. Then she hated me for all of her life."
GEE I WONDER WHY.
This is why I don't trust men. So many of them are completely willing to throw our mental and emotional well-being, our sense of safety, and our trust in humanity right out the fucking window for the sake of their """""art""""". I.e. for the sake of their shitty, self-indulgent tripe.
Schneider suffered mental health problems and addiction after being put through that. God only knows how much she really suffered after, at age 19, she was betrayed and violated by two men who decided a movie was more important than her. Who decided it was worth it to rape her to make their shit film better.
They don't deserve to have lived in peace these last 44 years. Now Schneider is dead and they get to go on living with their money, probably living almost every day guilty free. This guy only confessed after his victim died of cancer.
Tell me again why I should trust men. This is the kind of thing that makes me feel like humanity is better off dead.