Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

"I'm thrilled with [The Fifth Estate, the WikiLeaks film]. I'd seen it in the States and I was terrified. I cannot watch myself for the first time, especially playing someone who is so removed from me—because of everything, the appearance, the accent. Everything about him is different."—Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, on playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate.

The appearance, the accent, the fact that Julian Assange has been publicly accused of multiple sexual assaults...

Gross. This movie is gross, and the promotions for it are gross, and this quote is gross.

[Previously: Film Corner: The Fifth Estate.]

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