RARA-AVIS: Re: Straw Dogs

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 27 Jun 2003

MisterGrey (a man of wealth and taste, no doubt) wrote:

>Susan George was adament about not doing the scene, but was more or
>less contractually forced!
> into by Peckinpah, who insisted it go on; if her word is to be
>trusted, he lay on the floor beside the soundstage while directing
>the scene and mocked being anally insulted; his interpretation,
>apparently, was that she was enjoying being raped.

Which is why the film had been unavailable for so long (until recently) in Britain. The equivalent would be Ned Beatty's character smiling after his big scene in DELIVERANCE, another hard book and film that features a brutal rape as a major plot point.


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