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The continued sexual exploitation of children for money

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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A new version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is due to begin filming soon. One of the scenes will be a sex scene were Romeo and Juliet slowly undress each other until they are naked.

And which actress, have the makers of this movie, picked to play Juliet?

14 year old Hailee Steinfeld!

This is how the scene is described in the script...





'They (Romeo and Juliet) start undressing each other - slowly, gently and carefully until they are naked.

'They are eternal figures in a Raphael painting. Romeo then carries her to bed, kissing her again and again as they explore uncharted territory. Then they make love, transported into each other's soul.


This does sound like a very loving a romantic sex scene, but, does this really sound like a scene that a 14 year old should be playing a part of??

Script writer Julian Fellows says...





'I wanted Hailee because she is the perfect age. Juliet is at that stage of... what you might call a child/woman. Just like Hailee herself is.



Sick twisted weirdo... Do not try and hide your technique of gaining fame and fortune by causing controversy behind a thin veil of "It’s all for art maaan"

Pathetic... and as for her parents, well i guess the voice of inner morals must be being drowned out by the sound of Ca-Ching!!

Maybe i am just an old fuddy duddy... but i really feel that children need to be protected and allowed to grow into sexual maturity in private and at their own pace. I am not a prude; I would have no problem with this, if the part was being played by an adult. But this girl is a Child!

www.metro.co.uk...


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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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Juliet was 13 or 14, its all for realism.
And its its acting dawg.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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Why don't you reserve judgement until the movie comes out. For all you know they are only going to show some romance and a bit of kissing and nothing more.

The amount of bad press this movie would get for showing a child in lude acts can almost guarantee it will be done tastefully.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Brook Shields was sixteen in Blue lagoon and totally naked now a fourteen year old, hollywood has been challenging and lowering ethical standards for too long. How long before we have a totally naked twelve year old?



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by lestweforget
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Brook Shields was sixteen in Blue lagoon and totally naked now a fourteen year old, hollywood has been challenging and lowering ethical standards for too long. How long before we have a totally naked twelve year old?


Blue lagoon came out in the early 80's maybe? I'm not seeing much of a trend developing since this movie isn't even filmed yet.

And brook shields was not running around on screen for the whole film flaunting everything.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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Settle down man.

Do you *really* think a 14 year old will get starkers in a movie IN THIS DAY AND AGE?

Want a bridge? It's in Sydney - I hear it's rather popular. I have 2. Cheap.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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Yeah fair enough if that’s your opinion... however, as a parent , i am just tired of witnessing children being used by adults as means to make money. From the sexualisation of children, in the media, to the deliberate targeting of children, by advertisers, for junk food and fashion. Maybe i am over sensitive about the issue... but, none the less, it’s something i feel strongly about. Children are being robbed of their childhood... whether it’s a kid in an Indian sweat shop or 10 year old in an American beauty pageant... whether it’s in the name of Art or the name of Business, it’s all exploitation in my eyes, sorry.

Peace



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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brooke sheilds was 12 at during the shooting of " pretty baby "



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by Muckster
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Yeah fair enough if that’s your opinion... however, as a parent , i am just tired of witnessing children being used by adults as means to make money. From the sexualisation of children, in the media, to the deliberate targeting of children, by advertisers, for junk food and fashion. Maybe i am over sensitive about the issue... but, none the less, it’s something i feel strongly about. Children are being robbed of their childhood... whether it’s a kid in an Indian sweat shop or 10 year old in an American beauty pageant... whether it’s in the name of Art or the name of Business, it’s all exploitation in my eyes, sorry.

Peace



This has been going on since the dawn of time. From child slaves helping build the pyramids to working in the factories in the industrial revolution to Shirly Temple dancing and singing to Britney Spears.

I would honestly say that kids have it alot better today than they ever have throughout history. And I don't have a lot of sympathy for a little girl getting paid a million dollars to act in a movie.

Really rough childhood



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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brooke sheilds was 12 at during the shooting of " pretty baby "
lol...that made me laugh, but good god man! That is what you call commercial child pornography. I assume you could purchase that movie at a video shop? So you could legally own video of naked children? Haha...that's pretty funny.


Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction drama film directed by Louis Malle. The screenplay was written by Polly Platt. The title is inspired by the Tony Jackson song, "Pretty Baby", which is used in the soundtrack. Although the film was mostly praised by critics, it was quite controversial at the time, especially for its scenes of the nude pre-teen Brooke Shields.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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This has been going on since the dawn of time. From child slaves helping build the pyramids to working in the factories in the industrial revolution to Shirly Temple dancing and singing to Britney Spears.

I would honestly say that kids have it alot better today than they ever have throughout history. And I don't have a lot of sympathy for a little girl getting paid a million dollars to act in a movie.

Really rough childhood


So it’s been going on a long time and that makes it ok? Murder and rape have been committed since the dawn of time… is that ok?

Your ability to empathise is dependent on the size of someone’s bank balance? Wow... seems a little shallow. You do realise the rich kids can be abused too; don’t you?

A good society protects everyone. Not just those you see as worthy of your sympathy.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by Muckster
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This has been going on since the dawn of time. From child slaves helping build the pyramids to working in the factories in the industrial revolution to Shirly Temple dancing and singing to Britney Spears.

I would honestly say that kids have it alot better today than they ever have throughout history. And I don't have a lot of sympathy for a little girl getting paid a million dollars to act in a movie.

Really rough childhood




So it’s been going on a long time and that makes it ok? Murder and rape have been committed since the dawn of time… is that ok?

Your ability to empathise is dependent on the size of someone’s bank balance? Wow... seems a little shallow. You do realise the rich kids can be abused too; don’t you?

A good society protects everyone. Not just those you see as worthy of your sympathy.


I never said it was ok I was simply stating a fact.

If this girl turns out to be abused in some way than she will have sympathy but I don't feel sorry for some perceived missed childhood when she's living better than the majority of us in the real world.

I wish I could have missed my childhood altogether and jumped right into adulthood so if she's having a rough time at least she's going through it rich.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by lestweforget
reply to post by Segador
 


Brook Shields was sixteen in Blue lagoon and totally naked now a fourteen year old, hollywood has been challenging and lowering ethical standards for too long. How long before we have a totally naked twelve year old?



Nude scenes with Brooke Shields were filmed with body doubles, and scenes where it was Brooke, her hair was glued to her chest. Do some research would ya.

www.people.com...

The Blue Lagoon Although her nude scenes in The Blue Lagoon are filmed by older body doubles, 15-year-old Shields does perform love scenes with co-star Christopher Atkins (left). Sparks fly between the two teenagers. "They were in love – all goo-goo," mother-manager Teri tells PEOPLE. "I think they brainwashed themselves." By the film's release, the goo-goo is gone. "She became very businesslike toward me," Atkins tells PEOPLE of Shields, who earns a Razzie for Worst Actress.


However, she was nude as a pre-teen in "Pretty Baby"


Pretty Baby A preteen Shields plays a prostitute in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby. The controversial film's most shocking moment: a nude scene of 12-year-old Shields, which is cut from many releases. Despite the adult content, Shields is glad she accepted the role. "There was no sense of debauchery, or there was nothing sort of dirty about the way the story was told," she tells NPR in 2005. "I don't think any of us ever really questioned it, and I still don't question it."


Unfortunately, when doing a search on Google images there still comes up a nude photo from the movie "Pretty Baby", which I refuse to post.
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Why do people constantly make child nudity into child pornography?

Indeed, in pretty baby Brooke was naked and 12......these things happen....it is life....it is only deviant if you see it as deviant.

Why are Americans so uptight about nudity?



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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lol...I wouldn't recommend it...but do an image Google search for "brooke shields pretty baby" to see some of the nude scenes (if you haven't already). She's naked in a bath and it looks pretty sexual in some scenes. It's no different to child pornography, you can't claim nude video of children is art when it's done commercially, but when it's done by some random dude, it's child porn. I agree with you that people overact when it comes to nude pics of children, because there is no real abuse going on, and people take nude photos of their children all the time...but there needs to be some sort of common understanding here, Pretty Baby (and several other movies) is completely hypocritical.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
Why don't you reserve judgement until the movie comes out. For all you know they are only going to show some romance and a bit of kissing and nothing more.

The amount of bad press this movie would get for showing a child in lude acts can almost guarantee it will be done tastefully.



Or vice versa!

There is no such thing as "bad press." And, imagine the attention it would get just because of this scene.

Besides, I think the director is exactly right, that is the age that things like this start to happen. This is the fairytale age, and emotional age, and the age of physical sexual maturity.

Mental maturity is a whole different story, and even 18 isn't sufficient for some people while 14 is plenty for others.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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You prettymuch summed it up.... I mean the beach here is filled with kiddyporn, going by that logic.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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Actually, I've seen the movie, close to when it first came out, but I remember it so vividly, not because of the nude scenes specifically, but because I remember saying to myself at the time "oh brother, here's something else for the uptight American public to get their panties in a bunch about".... I guess I was just 30 years too early hahaha

If the internet had been popular then, I'm sure I would have been right on target though.

But yea, I agree with you....sigh....I'm not a parent, but I know if I was, I absolutely would not get so bent out of shape about things like this....I've seen breasts, I've seen vagina's, I know how they work and what they do, I've got my own penis I know how it works too....I don't feel as though seeing them (either sex) on someone under the age of 18 makes me into a) Proliferating OR condoning or even liking child pornography and b) into some sexual deviant that needs therapy....(which is another topic altogether, every friggin thing we do in this country needs a therapist associated with it! of course, if it isn't being banned *cough* smoking outside)

Ok rant over haha



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Hahaha true enough.....it's ok for us to be subjected to 13 year olds dry humping in the hamptons, but god forbid we see a little skin in a remake of a Shakespeare classic hahaha



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Thanks alot. I had to google it, and I ran across a series of 3 "artistic" shots of her. One was a total nude, almost frontal, and she doesn't even look 12? Anyhow, I guess I'm probably going to be on some FBI list now.


Supposedly those 3 pics were displayed at a major US museum for quite some time without any complaints or controversy?



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