When the shocking news that 12-year-old Dakota Fanning was going to film a rape scene for her movie Hounddog hit, director Deborah Kampmeier received so much hate mail that she had to hire an assistant to take care of it. The film is set to premiere at Sundance next year. Dakota plays a troubled girls in the 1960s South who finds a save haven in the music of Elvis. She stars with Jill Scott, Piper Laurie and Robin Wright Penn.
Deborah Kapmeier said that the pivotal scene went according to plan. She said that Dakota’s “mother, her agent, and her teacher/child welfare worker were all present for the filming of the scene, which was carried out exactly as we discussed it.”
Hey homegirl wants an Oscar and I guess that’s how you play it. You either need to be some sort of victim or some sort of retard. She chose to go with the former.