Actresses Were Harmed in the Making of These (Even Mainstream) Films January 10, 2010Posted by FCM in entertainment, health, kids, pop culture, porn, prostitution, rape.
Tags: actors, film, injuries, jobeth williams, linda blair, mainstream, porn, rape, shelley lubben
these actresses’ stories, and the movies they are referencing, have always bothered me. now i know why.
in the above film clip, actress jobeth williams is seen to be sexually assaulted by a ghost, and then films a special-effects scene in which she was actually injured, IN REAL LIFE. in the “E-True Hollywood Story: Curse of ‘The Poltergeist’” documentary, jobeth williams states that when she was rolling across the “ceiling” of the bedroom set, the sadistic assholes set design crew had actually added a realistic popcorn-treatment to the ceiling that caused her to be cut and scraped when she slid across it. she recalls that her knees and elbows were bleeding and blood was running down her arms and legs, and when she complained about it to the director, he said “oh dont worry about it, it wont show on film.” thanks alot, dickwad.
and actress linda blair was a minor child at the time she filmed the mega-hit horror flick “the exorcist.” and as the studio and studio executives continue to make money off that movie, linda blair continues to pay the price for having had anything to do with them. she was apparently subjected to extremely cold temperatures on a refrigerated set, working conditions which traumatized her: to this day, she “cannot stand being cold.” and its pretty common knowledge that she suffered a permanent back injury on the set, in the famous “bed jostling” scene where she was thrown about violently until she was actually injured. you know, in real life.
actress ellen burstyn was also permanently injured on the set of “the exorcist,” having
received a permanent spinal injury during filming. In the sequence where she is thrown away from her possessed daughter, a harness jerked her hard away from the bed. She fell on her coccyx and screamed in pain – this was caught on film and adds to the realism of that scene. (emphasis mine).
what is striking to me as a feminist and someone who watches movies and television is that you can easily find footage of these women being violently mistreated, and seriously, permanently injured online. as you will see for yourself if you search for three whole seconds on youtube, both the ceiling-scene above, and “the exorcist”‘s bed-jostling scene have been specifically isolated for your viewing pleasure as “favorite scenes” of each film. you can rent the movie and watch the whole thing too, if you want some context with your footage of women being violently mistreated and seriously, permanently injured in the making of a mainstream film.
actors and stuntpersons have even died on the set of mainstream films, but we insist on believing that porn is somehow different. why?
ex-porn actress/prostitute shelley lubben has reported in gruesome detail how mistreatment of female porn actors is the norm, and that she suffered internal injuries, repeated STD infections and numerous pregnancies on the job.
what have these actors been through, creating material for our entertainment? what are we watching footage of, and what was specifically left in, to “add to the realism” of the fantasy we are supposedly watching? what are you watching footage of, when you watch even mainstream films that feature violent or sexually graphic content?
in the same vein, how do you know whats in your porn? this is a serious question. the answer, of course, is that you *cant* know, and you do not know, what you are watching, when you are watching porn. if you watch it anyway, then you either dont care, or you *enjoy* watching footage of what could easily be the rape, infection, impregnation, or worse of the female actors you are beating off to. personally, i dont think intention matters a whole lot here. either way, there is something seriously wrong with you. get help. now.