They say Scorsese movies are too vulgar. Wolf of Wall Street apparently glorified a culture of excess. Critics even went as far to claim Wolf was a part of a larger societal “problem.” (A problem critics created in their head, by the way. I know this movie didn't rock the fabric of America because whenever I look out the window all I see are people walking their dogs acting all tra-la-la and happy.) The Middle America loudmouths, soccer moms and emasculated male critics who wouldn’t know what it’s like to be a man if they were drowned in the Rock’s balls, still want outdated wholesome family values and it’s frustrating to see them pick on poor Scorsese.
At the risk of sounding like a petty fan though, at least he didn’t rape anybody. ("Fuck" ain't got nothing on sexual assault.) Save those allegations for the once straight laced hero Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski – a man who is constantly shown respect by stars and starlets at award shows.
These guys are the epitome of what's wrong with our culture. In the case of Polanski he continues to make movies and is widely beloved despite drugging a teenager in a hot tub. Talk about your societal issues. How did we reach a point where Scorsese is "bad" and Polanski is "good." The Hollywood archetypes own such twisted morals.
Now for the sake of everyone’s sanity I think we’ve heard enough about the Cos these last few weeks. I’ll end that here. (Wave bye to the Cosby portion of this article everybody.) Instead I’ll concentrate on Polanski. Somehow, despite once admitting to drugging and raping a 13-year-old teenager, this man has essentially skated and is praised as a genius.
After saying how beautiful Polanski's films are, critics will then claim Scorsese flicks are "juvenile" and he should "grow up." What a weird world we live in.
Well this beloved “genius” in Polanski is not only banned from returning to the United States, he also can’t enter 188 countries without being thrown in cuffs for a rape beef. These facts are out there yet an idiot like Kate Winslet still praises him.
“When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you really don’t say no,” she said.
In the case of the Cos, he has been denying the claims. Polanski on the other hand admits what he did. The way he does it has such an air of arrogance to it too. In an interview in 2011 he called the girl he date raped a “double victim.” By that he meant she was a victim by his hands and the hands of the media. Despite that being true, how despicable can one person be to point this out when it’s completely his fault?
He went even deeper in another interview:
“If I had killed somebody, it wouldn't have had so much appeal to the press, you see? “But… fucking, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to fuck young girls. Juries want to fuck young girls. Everyone wants to fuck young girls!"
His statement is partially true. Every 19 and 20-year-old cashier at my job is godamn adorable. So right there I agree with him on younger women. The thing about them though is they aren’t 13. While yes, it's no lie that men do LOVE our youth, the ones who aren’t date rapists stay within the reaches of the law.
It's bizarre to see him say these horrid things yet so many people still love him. Defending him is a gross thing to do and your character should be put in question to back a monster like him.
Where's Maury for people like Winslet? In 2009 she proclaimed herself to be a feminist but how much can you be for female causes when you back an admitted rapist such as Polanski?
Despite him admitting to what happened they cry for Polanski’s name at award shows. When this happens Hollywood shows their true colors as arrogant men and women who miraculously skate past irrelevancy year in and year out. It’s like they have no idea how to be a real human. I understand people have the right to say whatever they want but let’s stop making believe he has done nothing.
Also, this isn’t just some vendetta against Polanski. If you overlook the rape and banishment from 188 countries for a second, his movies are terribly boring. Not one is memorable and the only way you can relate to them is if you’re a bourgeois slob. The Pianist stinks. Macbeth stinks. Ghost Writer stinks. The one where Johnny Depp is essentially a Barnes and Noble bookseller stinks. Oliver Twist stinks. Venus is for Fur looks like it’s for nerds.
The fact critics have the gaul to say Scorsese should tone it down shows how unintelligent anything associated to Hollywood is. They live in this fake world of fancy dresses and posh debutante parties while Scorsese sheds light on the muck foundation our Country was built on. That's heroic to me.
Wolf of Wall Street wasn't about excess as much as it was what happens when regular schmucks who put ketchup on their spaghetti find a life cheat code to get rich.
Goodfellas had scenes of ultra-violence that made Clockwork Orange look like a Barney song but at least it was based on reality. Once again, it was the story of what happens when regular people find themselves in obscene positions of power. To criticize him over content says more about yourself than it does Scorsese. (And if you're a Polanski lover who looks down on Scorsese then you're just ISIS.)
If Scorsese needs to "tone it down" with the "fucks" and "shits", how about their boy tone it down with underage girls? It doesn’t matter if this happened decades ago either. Do something like that and it’ll never be regarded as old hat. It stays with you until you die and hopefully haunts you further from there.