Dec 18, 2014
commented on Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?
"By claiming to be based on truth, Eden causes itself to be compared to real-life footage. And if it is only a false alarm, then it causes problems while changing nothing: Society's existing bias toward doubting survivors of sexual violence is reinforced, as is the oversimplification of stories about sex work. Nothing is improved for anybody. The movie becomes meaningless in the same way as the video."
Are you fucking kidding me? Seriously? That's an awful lot to level at somebody who had your full support and that of your paper just a short time ago. If anybody lied and set back any causes, it wasn't Griffiths. The worst you could charge her with is working off of some bad information, and as a result the story ended up being more of a composite than a biography. So what? That, to you, is enough of a reason to totally throw her to the wolves and try and burden her with that kind of guilt? Jesus Christ, Jen, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
And Matisse - "It's a titillating sexploitation movie, purposely created for a neoconservative agenda of arresting more people and controlling sexual behavior." Oh my god, seriously?
I honestly can't believe what I've just read here, from either of you. Wow.
Dec 9, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Short and Long
Yep. That would just be making him feel worse in order to make yourself feel better. Telling him would be a selfish act, and would possibly wreck the friendship as well as his fond memories of her. Don't do it.