Friday, October 09, 2009

In Defense of Roman Polanski


Roman Polanski is world renown director responsible for such classics as Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist. He also raped a 13 year-old girl by getting her drunk and sodomizing her.

His talent is unquestionable. Actors, directors, writers from around the world have praised his amazing body of work. He’s been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for Best Director in 2003. He also raped a 13 year-old girl by getting her drunk and sodomizing her.

Polanski’s victim has since forgiven him for getting her drunk and then raping and sodomizing her. She has moved on with her life. Good for her. She is not going to let one horrible incident define her life and is moving forward. As for Polanski, he’s not been able to move on from this incident, because when he was a 44 year-old man, he raped a child, by getting her drunk and then raping and sodomizing her. Poor Roman has lived a life of luxury overseas without ever facing justice for his crimes, while the young girl had to piece together her life on her own.

I should probably re-title this post, but fuck it—if Polanski can call himself an artist and not a rapist, I can call this piece anything I want.

6 comments:

Michele said...

This is the clearest, most direct summation of this situation I have read anywhere. Thank you Chris! I'm so disappointed by the number of actors who have rushed to Polanski's defense---they really do live in a different world, don't they?

p.s. Don't forget the drugs. He got her drunk, gave her half a quaalude, then raped and sodomized her.

Chris said...

They really do Michele. I'd never want to live in that world...

joe said...

I agree too! He's a pig!

Joanne said...

Very well put, having been raped myself at 16 by a forty somethinbg 'gentleman' I enjoyed reading this!

Anonymous said...

Just happened upon your blog and saw this post, I was straying from the Facebook Baking Bitches. Wow, I thought I was the only one in this entire country that feels this way about Roman Polanski. Thank you for putting it out there for everyone else to see. He is a bastard, and even if his victim has found the strength to forgive him, as a bystander I never will.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

It's amazing how many people can say they are "conflicted" about Polanski because he's without argument a great film maker who suffered through World War II, the Soviet era and the murder of his wife. All great tragedies that he did not deserve. None of the excuses his behavior.