flipp525 wrote:Because we can talk about other things here besides who gave the best male lead performance in 1950.
The story of Natalie’s rape first appeared in Suzanne Finstad’s biography in 2001 (and, frankly, I’ve been hearing about it for close to fifteen years on DataLounge, a gay discussion board I frequent). The alleged rapist was her childhood idol, an unnamed, powerful, married movie star/producer. The story about her hospitalization was collaborated by her friends Jackie Eastes, Dennis Hopper, and Scott Marlowe. Natalie’s sister, Lana, said she would reveal the name of the actor once he died.
Listen, stop being so obtuse and put two and two together. What other man from that generation is even still ALIVE? At the time there were first rumblings about this, folks had narrowed down the possibilities to Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas using those factors. Lancaster died with no word from Lana. Ergo...
Of course, this is just educated speculation at the end of the day. I’m all set to be proven wrong, but I can express an informed opinion about it. I really don’t understand the need to shut down discussion of this.
Exactly. A speculation. A correct one, maybe, who knows (I don't like this kind of games and I never take part in them) - but I'm afraid we will never know for sure. Still a speculation though. And I like to think that we don't give awards, tributes, or invitation to public events (oh well, even to private parties!) based on scandalous biographies or gay discussion boards (with no explicit name, by the way). In the real, civilized world this is not acceptable. In America today it seems that it's perfectly normal, but I am not American, I will never be, so I feel free to express opinions which are absolutely balanced. I am sorry. At the cost of being called "rapist" or "pro-rape" (not by you, by others here).
And I repeat: if James Franco gave the best performance, he deserves any prizes he can get. Do you agree with this? Because this is the point.