Rape Is Hilarious, Part 40

[Trigger warning.]

Fresh off defending his awesome rape material, Ricky Gervais is now starring in a film called The Invention of Lying, the preview for which includes a rape joke. The premise is that this is a world where no one ever lies, and Gervais somehow figures out how to lie, and wackiness ensues.

The relevant bit begins at 1:40.
[Tall, thin, pretty, blond, white woman is walking down the street and passes Gervais.

Gervais: The world's gonna end unless we have sex right now!

[Woman whips around and she looks at him, VERY frightened and frantic.]

Woman: Do we have time to get to a motel, or do we need to do it right here?!
'Cause HAR HAR, coerced sex is SO funny! Especially FRIGHTENING women into coerced sex! Also known as rape! HAR HAR.

Hopefully, in the film, Gervais' character decides to tell her he was mistaken and that's it*, because if this premise were taken to its logical conclusion, the next scene would be the two of them at the hotel "having sex" while she screamed and cried in terror that the world is about to end if they don't "have sex" fast enough.

When Liss and I were talking about it earlier, she guessed, "Post-coital cigarette. No suggestion of rape."

No matter what follows, the rape joke is there, and it was considered so hilarious that it just had to go into the preview.

*(Update: Actually, now that I think of it, even if this part of the scene does exist, it's even more infuriating, because this is exactly how an apologist would dismiss rape joke concerns. "Oh, but he didn't go through with it, so it's okay!" Well, no, it fucking isn't, because:

A) It's still a rape joke, and

B) That very important bit isn't shown in the trailer. Therefore, what they're selling is the rape joke. Gervais' character not being able to go through with it isn't the important part.)

[Rape is Hilarious: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four, Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Nine, Thirty, Thirty-One, Thirty-Two, Thirty-Three, Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five, Thirty-Six, Thirty-Seven, Thirty-Eight, Thirty-Nine.]

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