After the relevant allegations and lawsuit filed by the actors Romeo and JulietAnd Olivia Hussey And Leonard WhitingIn the Basic Because of the movie he directed Frank Zeffirelli (We counted you here of every detail), another actress, ie Shatter shieldsShe attacked the now deceased Florentine director, who directed her when she was a teenager and still only 16 in the romantic film endless loveFrom 1981.
Presented at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival with a documentary about his life Beautiful Babybrook ShieldsThe translator Zeffirelli, who died in 2019, was accused of sexual assault and said that she did not feel particularly safe with him on the set, also given the subject matter of the film (adolescent sexuality in Chicago): «The physicality and exploration of sexuality felt my true danger, and I didn’t trust the director’s ability to create a safe environment for me».
In the movie, the names of the characters Smell (Brook Shields) H David The two (Martin Hewitt) love each other, but her family, albeit progressive, does not look favorably on the relationship between the two. David, after a ruse, is sent to an asylum; Jade moves to Manhattan. They meet again, but tragedy is imminent. The film, which did well at the box office and received an Oscar nomination in the category dedicated to Original Song for endless loveperformed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, a young Tom Cruise also appeared in the cast.
During a sex scene with Hewitt, according to Shields, that could have happened The most extreme and painful truth for her: Zeffirelli allegedly twisted her toe to get what he wanted from her and her face, that is Simulating orgasmBut it ended up bothering her a lot, since the actress didn’t know at the time what the climax of the sexual act was: «Zeffirelli kept taking my big toe and twisting it until I suppose…a picture of orgasm? But it was more anguish than anything else, because it hurt me».
The actress defined this feat as, in her opinion, a real “bargain”, and then meticulously intervened to condemn the film’s heroes. Romeo and JulietRecently, a topical topic: «It was a completely different era in cinema and many directors took liberties. They said one thing to the actors and then another to the studio. They were in charge and were the real stars. I was lucky to have my mother on set with me, Franco hated it. He respected her, however I think I was a lot more protected than probably the other actors».
In the same product, the actress also revealed her After she was raped by an actor during her career. The violence allegedly occurred after he graduated from Princeton University: Shields did not name his attack, but said he later encountered it other times in work contexts. «I was afraid of suffocation. I didn’t even fight, I said to myself: “Survive and then run”»Shields says again in the documentary, which also tells of the media’s obsession with her virginity, her mother’s alcoholism and her first marriage to famous tennis player Andre Agassi, from whom she divorced after less than two years of marriage in 1999 (the marital union was effectively annulled). .
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