11 Celebs Who’ve Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively
Earlier this year, Kim Novak complained about the movie "The Artist ," taking out an ad in Variety to say "I want to report a rape. I feel as if my body -- or, at least my body of work -- has been violated by the movie 'The Artist.'" Well, if that isn't histrionic or anything...
Novak was reportedly peeved that director Michel Hazanaviciu used a piece of the score from her film "Vertigo" in his film (even though he credited the score's composer Bernard Hermann).
Hazanaviciu responded by issuing a statement explaining: "I love Bernard Hermann and his music has been used in many different films and I’m very pleased to have it in mine. I respect Kim Novak greatly and I’m sorry to hear she disagrees."
And that's all beside my point, which is that it's rather tasteless and crude to compare being annoyed about a film score with an act of sexual violation. Apples and oranges, people. Ms. Novak, you should know better. [THR]