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anonymous asked:

Lordttttt I am so grateful for Chris these days. Look at how vocal he is being. I, for one, am living now. Imagine if Marlon Brando was alive now...HE WOULD DRAG HIMMMMMMM

I also felt anger and rage after reading about this. 

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Bertolucci admits infamous Last Tango 'butter' rape scene was non-consensual

A video of Italian director Bernando Bertolucci confessing that he and Marlon Brando conspired to shoot a rape scene in ‘Last Tango In Paris’ without the consent of the film’s lead actress Maria Schneider has surfaced online.

Bertolucci made the comments about the film’s infamous “butter scene” during a Q&A at La Cinémathèque française in Paris in 2013, two years after Schneider’s death. The scene in question shows Paul (Marlon Brando, then 48 years-old) violating Jeanne (Maria Schneider then 19-years-old) with the aid of a stick of butter for lubricant, and Bertolucci admits he feels guilty about how they shot it.
“The sequence of the butter is an idea that I had with Marlon in the morning before shooting,” Bertolucci says.


“But I’d been – in a way – horrible to Maria because I didn’t tell her what was going on. Because I wanted her reaction as a girl not as an actress. I wanted her to react humiliated. If it goes on she shot ‘no, no!’. I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn’t tell her that there was this detail of the butter [being] used as lubricant. ”

In 2007, Maria told the Daily Mail she felt “raped” by Marlon Brando during that scene.

“Marlon said to me: ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s just a movie,’ but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn’t real, I was crying real tears,” she said.

“I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After the scene, Marlon didn’t console me or apologise. Thankfully, there was just one take.”

Hollywood Reacts With Disgust, Outrage Over 'Last Tango in Paris' Director's Resurfaced Rape Scene Confession

One of the most notorious scenes in cinema history, the Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider butter rape scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris, is making headlines once again, 44 years after the film’s debut.

In a recently resurfaced video interview from 2013, Bertolucci confirms that Schneider, who died in 2011, did not know about the rape scene ahead of time, and that the graphic nature of the scene was improvised on set.

“We were having, with Marlon, breakfast on the floor of the flat where I was shooting. There was a baguette, there was butter and we looked at each other and, without saying anything, we knew what we wanted,” the director said then. “I had been, in a way, horrible to Maria because I didn’t tell her what was going on.”

Bertolucci said he felt guilty about how he treated Schneider, but does not regret the scene.

Nothing in the resurfaced video is news as the director has been very vocal about his filming of the scene and how it affected Maria Schneider in multiple interviews over the years, most recently during a press tour for his last film Me and You, during which the YouTube video interview was shot.

He expressed roughly the same sentiment in a 2013 interview with The Telegraph: “No, I don’t feel guilty, but when she died I thought, God, I’m so sorry that I can’t apologize for what Marlon and I did with that scene and we decided not to tell her. Her sense of humiliation was very real, but I think what really offended her was that she didn’t feel she’d been allowed to prepare for the scene as an actress. But I wanted her reaction as a person, not as an actress.”

Celebs voiced their disgust of the resurfaced news on Twitter. Jessica Chastain said of the revelations, “The director planned her attack. I feel sick,” while Chris Evans tweeted that Bertolucci and Brando “should be in jail.” Ava DuVernay wrote, “As a woman, I am horrified, disgusted and enraged by it.”

See more reactions below.

To all the people that love this film- you’re watching a 19yr old get raped by a 48yr old man. The director planned her attack. I feel sick. https://t.co/qVDom2gYf6

- Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 3, 2016

I second that. This is heartbreaking and outrageous. The 2 of them are very sick individuals to think that was ok. https://t.co/Ft4SArjcgd

- #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) December 3, 2016

Inexcusable. As a director, I can barely fathom this. As a woman, I am horrified, disgusted and enraged by it. https://t.co/voGRhafy9K

- Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 4, 2016

Wow. I will never look at this film, Bertolucci or Brando the same way again. This is beyond disgusting. I feel rage https://t.co/uvaLogvv7I

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 3, 2016

@AnnaKendrick47 @colliderfrosty had no idea. Woulda felt rage then too. They should be in jail.

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 3, 2016

Anna Kendrick acknowledged that Schneider’s lack of knowledge of the scene prior to the shooting day was nothing new. “Ms Schneider stated this several years ago. I used to get eye-rolls when I brought it up to people (aka dudes),” she tweeted.

“I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that,” Schneider said in a 2007 Daily Mail interview. “I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that.”

She continued, “Marlon said to me: ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s just a movie,’ but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn’t real, I was crying real tears. … I felt very sad because I was treated like a sex symbol - I wanted to be recognized as an actress and the whole scandal and aftermath of the film turned me a little crazy and I had a breakdown.”

Schneider added, “I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci.”

The actress claims that the late Brando also felt taken advantage of by Bertolucci, so it was easy to imagine how the experience affected the young actress. “Marlon said he felt raped and manipulated by it and he was 48,” she said. “And he was Marlon Brando!”

It’s also well known that Schneider, who struggled with drug addiction and mental health disease, has blamed the infamous film for the downhill trajectory of her life. She went on to to star in renowned films including Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, but she said she was unable to get past the notoriety that came with starring in Bertolucci’s film.

Last Tango in Paris was critically lauded but surrounded in public controversy. Bertolucci was put on trial for obscenity in Italy after the release of the film. Copies of the film were destroyed at the time and Bertolucci was served with a four-month suspended sentence in prison and denied his civil (including voting) rights for five years. Last Tango in Paris earned Brando a best actor Oscar nomination and Bertolucci a best director nomination.

Read more: Rome Film Fest: Bernardo Bertolucci on Directors Being Voyeurs

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