Promotion of Roman Polanski film appalling

Talk about offending readers. After reading the Movies section, I was appalled that you promote a movie [“Venus in Fur,” July23, Xpress] directed by a sex criminal, Roman Polanski.

No one should attend the movie Venus in Fur no matter how “great, great” it is or support its nasty director in any way, shape or form. Polanski had to flee the United States hours before sentencing many years ago for sex crimes committed on a minor, including rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor.

The fact that this dirty old man is trying to make a comeback and directs a “great great” movie will never excuse his molestations on a child. Women (and anyone who respects them and children) should protest at the doors of theaters showing this movie. All of us should be offended and angry. How sad that your reviewer either does not know or does not care.

To go to this movie is to help Polanski, a convicted sex offender. Do you really want to do that?

Mr. Hanke, you owe readers an apology, but please bless us with no explanation. There isn’t one.

 

Janet Burhoe-Jones
Swannanoa
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2 thoughts on “Promotion of Roman Polanski film appalling

  1. luluthebeast

    What’s the old saying? Oh yes: “Ignorance is bliss”

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