OK, I must confess I’m flummoxed.
Geimer later agreed to a second session, which took place on March 10, 1977 at the Mulholland areaJack Nicholson in Los Angeles. “We did photos with me drinking champagne,” Geimer says. “Toward the end it got a little scary, and I realized he had other intentions and I knew I was not where I should be. I just didn’t quite know how to get myself out of there.” She recalled in a 2003 interview that she began to feel uncomfortable after he asked her to lie down on a bed, and how she attempted to resist. “I said, ‘No, no. I don’t want to go in there. No, I don’t want to do this. No!”, and then I didn’t know what else to do,” she stated.
So, dudes, if you’re one of the local creeps who firmly push forward the idea of creepy old men having unrestrained access to 13-year-olds for sexual purposes, if only they look old enough? Well, even you can’t seriously defend Polanski, because he bloody fucking had a unconsensual sexual intercourse with a kid.
As in, raped her.
So, why are people in Europe (shame on you) reacting like this is completely incomprehensible to me:
“I think this is awful and totally unjust,” French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand told reporters.
“Just as there is an America which is generous and which we like, so there is an America which is frightening – and that is the America which has just revealed its face,” he said. (Source)
WHY? WHAT? IS HE INSANE? Unjust how? The only person to blame for Polanski’s troubles is… Yes! Polanski! Who raped a 13-year-old first, and then fled the country that wanted to prosecute him to avoid taking any responsibility for his actions. Unfathomable, right?
Or are we too used to blaming everything on America around here? For real.
Robert Harris, a British novelist who said he had been working with Polanski for much of the past three years writing two screenplays, expressed outrage over the arrest.
“I am shocked that any man of 76, whether distinguished or not, should have been treated in such a fashion,” he said in a statement, adding that Polanski had often visited Switzerland and even had a house in the resort of Gstaad.
“It is hard not to believe that this heavy-handed action must be in some way politically motivated,” he said. (Same source)
Man of 76? How about a girl of 13? For real, have you no shame at all? Not to mention, politically motivated? You’ve gotta be kidding me.
His ties with Poland are still strong and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said he might appeal directly to the United States over the case.
“I am considering approaching the American authorities over the possibility of the US President proclaiming an act of clemency which would settle the matter once and for all,” Mr Sikorski was quoted as saying by the PAP news agency. (same source)
Oh ho ho. I’d say something funny, except I did expect nothing less, and by “nothing less” I really mean “nothing less batshit” from our delusional right-wing crazy minister of craziness foreign affairs. Shine on, Sikorski, shine on!
Poland’s filmmakers association has also risen to Polanski’s defence.
“We do not understand why the Swiss invited Polanski to a film festival, where he was to have received a life’s achievement award, and then arrested him,” said association president Jacek Bromski.
“We regard that as a scandalous situation and an example of incomprehensible overzealousness.”(same source)
Oh, right. Compare: Polanski’s overzealousness to have sex with a woman before she was actually a woman, and before she agreed.
In short: Polanski’s made some awesome movies, but he also raped a kid and was a complete douche about it. He’s no martyr. Let’s save the martyr spot for some real martyr deserving of the martyr spot who will troll in shortly, as some country or other will decide to start an ethnic cleansing or something, and someone brave will try to stop them. Seriously, guys, NO.