Movies Open Thread

Ryan’s Ark

RyanArk

Artist – Bob Englehart

Brad Pitt’s production company, which produced 12 Years a Slave, has reportedly chosen the infamous Stuebenville rape case as its next project.

It’s a terrible story but one that needs to be told. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with it. It could be a very important film.

The case led to a series of major embarrassments for media figures. It also led to the indictment of school officials and an informal indictment of small town sports-worship culture in general.

There’s a story to be told here that everyone should hear. A cautionary tale for some and an education for others.

Some believe Plan B has chosen the wrong aspect of the story to focus on, but I think it’s a little early to make that assumption. The project was only just announced and it may encompass more than has already been conveyed.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    What’s really going to be interesting to watch will be right-wingers calling for a ban on Pitt’s movie because it doesn’t put the conservative rape culture in a positive light. Doesn’t Brad know that there were football games at stake here? Show some lack of perspective, for fuck sake.