Sunday, December 19, 2004

A quasi-sympathetic portrayal of pedophiles

And we at Blogoland thought 'Happiness' was going to be the the only film ever with a Diddler Hero. Well, we were wrong.
On Nov. 23, the 3:30 p.m. marketing meeting of Newmarket Films was devoted to the selling strategy for a movie called ''The Woodsman.'' The film, which opens in New York on Dec. 24, stars Kevin Bacon as a pedophile who has just been released from jail. While all kinds of mental illness and acts of extreme violence can be intriguing to audiences, the story of a deeply flawed but sympathetic man who is attracted to very young girls does not lend itself to the sort of film, however worthy, that any studio would be likely to finance or distribute, especially at Christmas.

We know some who will be ecstatic.

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