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Angie Continues To Defend Her New Film!

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She's standing behind her film!

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Angelina Jolie's directorial debut - an as-of-now untitled feature about the romance between a Serbian man and Bosnian woman during the Balkans conflict that took the lives of 100,000 people - most notably a rape scene that has left many Bosnian victims of sexual violence in protest and going as far to convince their minister to ban the actress from filming on location in the country!

While promoting her new film, The Tourist, she addressed the issue, and claims she never meant to offend or upset anyone, and is asking everyone to hold their judgment until they've seen the finished product!

She explains:

"It kept leaning toward Yugoslavia at the time, I wanted to learn more about it and the people, the more I read and learnt I was drawn to that part of the world. I met artists from that part of the world and found they were extraordinary for what they'd gone through, so I wanted to give them a platform. There's one person who has a gripe. The absolute majority of the people, population, the cast, prime minister, president have been extremely supportive. There are many twists in the plot that address the sensitive nature of the relationship between the main characters."

Furthermore, she claims that 95% of her cast actually lived through the war!


It seems to us that she's taken quite a bit of care with the project, and is approaching the material in a very sensitive nature, so we hope people do take her up on her plea to refrain from judgment until viewing the film!

At least then we can all have an educated opinion!

What do U think?? Is Angie being insensitive??

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41 comments to “Angie Continues To Defend Her New Film!”

  1. 1

    She has so much experience with refugees and the effects of war on civilians, that I can't help feeling that her project would not be offensive of callous. I think people are jumping the gun to criticize her project without knowing all of the details.

  2. 2

    They are justifiably mad because the movie portrays a woman WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER RAPIST.
    Bad enough this pasty whore is making a move about a conflict she clearly know nothing about. Now she's trying to dress up RAPE as some kind of rough adjunct to LOVE.
    Bottom line - the movie will fail miserably. It takes TALENT - not HUBRIS - to make good cinema.

  3. 3

    A group of rape victims is not one person. She is an ill-informed, myopic, egomaniac. When you see photos of her in bondage, the word sensitive doesn't quite jibe. And if you see the trailer for The Tourist, she also proves once again, she can't act. Not interested in seeing her take on nor the "numerous twists and turns" with the subject of rape and war. She's long past being of interest.

  4. 4

    Wait, what? Is this a real quote? I find it hard to believe that Angelina said "learnt".

  5. 5

    glad to see that SOMEONE is working on getting this horrific and painful part of modern history out into the public. i can't pass judgement, as i know nothing about it - i just hope that she doesn't rewrite the history herself, make it only about a love story or make it banal. we don't need anymore historically skewed 'gangs of new york' or lame historical romances like 'the english patient'.

    i was in bosnia, croatia and serbia last year. there is still SO MUCH destruction in bosnia. just walking on the streets of sarajevo, mostar and other cities, i still felt the presence of war. it was eerie.

  6. Cufo says – reply to this


    How can she be such a COLD BITCH as usually. Am from Albania, boarding Kosovo and I live in Serbia. I lived live lots of war situations and now I live the actual of everything… I can not believe how can she be soo insensitive. She odesn't really now the feeling of people that lived all those things. She just want to make movie sth that will be watched-but is out of place, deffinitely. And please Angie the cold bitch, please don't tell us ministers and gevernment is really supporting you-c'mon!!! Consider also who is governing in all around Balkans-people that have been accused for war crimes also..c'mon!!! Is the same shit all around Balkans. Which women during WAR and RAPPED would fall in love?!?! (not considering the loss of the loved ones)
    Is pathethic and you sound PATHETHIC, Angie…
    I still can love each part of the countries because: THERE ARE NOT BAD NATIONS BUT ONLY BAD PEOPLE…
    Hope the voice of women in Bosnia will raise!!!

  7. 7

    How can anybody call this skank beautiful?

  8. Cufo says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99Re: rosebud99
    Yeah, sure she has experience….where on Earth do you live dear?!?
    I guess she lost the loved ones and she lived in fear for months and years and she was rapped and she was kicked out of her house and her house was burnt down…Please, c'mon!!! Be decent when you comment
    She is just a cold bitch and insensitive

  9. 9

    I don't pay money to see any of her movies..shes a lousy actress..IMO..and the majority of her movies bomb..as this one will…she acts like shes so knowledgable..but I don't think she is..shes believing the hype about herself..ST.Angie??? give me a break.

  10. 10

    She's being her usual fame-whoring self. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find out that she's behind all of this, because controversy spawns interest. She's always been a self-absorbed twat, and I see that she's continuing that trend.

  11. 11

    Am I the only one who's bored of this woman and her boyfriend?

  12. 12

    Re: swinter27 – I know people who have been directly involved in the war…you know she is going to turn it into a love story…people died, they were gang raped, they were murdered, they were tortured, women, children and men - if she is so keen on bring conflict to light, why wasn't this set in Iraq? Or does she think that nobody cares about a 'little European war'?

  13. 13

    …isn't it marvelous how everybody know about all the good works she does…i'm sure that isn't to try and wipe everybodys memories about the drug abuse, breaking up relationships (inlduing Billy Bob Thorntons engagement - not just Brad Pitts marriage) - it's all a public relations excercise and it's tax deductable…she's a fake, there is no substance to here at all adn no truth in anything she says

  14. 14

    Not only is she a husband stealing baby hoarding blood wearing weirdo. She steals jobs away from north american people. Making moview in all these odd cheap countries to save a few bucks is sooooo not cool. North American's need work too!!!!

  15. 15

    Is it me or has she had some "work" done on her face. For some reason she has been looking a little different to me…..????

  16. 16

    I am sorry, but is she starting to resemble ET in this picture? Last week she was telling everyone that she thought our Thanksgiving was horrendous or something. I am sorry, but I don't plan to watch this "rape" movie. The whole thing sounds like one of Angelina's fantasies, and she can adopt ten more kids, but she is still one weird chick. What is that saying about leading a horse…

  17. 17

    Perez, I think your nose is still pretty brown when it comes to this idiot. You cannot make anything good out of a rape.. only if the person that commits the crime pays for what he did. Since she is such a twisted freak I am sure she does believe it is a good thing to do.. however since when do we listen to her about making good choices.. give me a break. she needs to go away..

  18. 18

    they should close that sick movie down!! sick of this bitch

  19. 19

    Re: rosebud99Re: rosebud99 – Really, so that makes her the expert on being sensitive?

  20. 20

    Angelia is way beyond insensitive. She is a total freakshow. These women who were raped in the Serbian rape camps weren't simply raped once. They were gang raped repeatedly over a period of months, only after having their homes taken or destroyed and watching their men and/or children brutally murdered. Perhaps Angelina could fall in love with her rapist in such a situation, but the rest of the women on the planet would rather die than be subjected to that. Her determination to go through with this sick travesty just demonstrates how warped Angelina's judgement is. I think she's had too many years of people blowing smoke up her ass and now believes she is beyond mistakes. This from a woman who slept with her mother's lover, took drugs, covers her body with tattoos(trophies) and buys babies from around the world - to try and fill the emptiness inside. I am beyond appalled. The best part? She can't see what the fuss is about. She just wants to make a fucking movie. What a reprobate.

  21. 21

    She makes me sick. Go home and raise the babies you bought. The fact that she thinks this is a good idea for a movie, proves what a sick twisted freak she is.

  22. 22

    Re: kitty9 – Jealous much?

  23. 23

    Calm down, people! She's got the right on a benefit of a doubt, just like anyone else. I will decide what I think when I see the movie.

  24. 24

    Love her. I'll watch it. I don't know why people are freaking out ?

  25. 25

    Let's wait and see what the story — by which I mean the film — reveals about its creator before gabbing onto the wrong end of the stick and running with it. Let's wait and see the film before judging what this extremely talented actress can do when given the privilege of writing and directing. I for one wish her the very best, and hope that people will let her work speak for itself.

  26. 26

    I honestly know nothing about this wholel thing of Bostnia and Serbia etc. True I never read anything of it and such. I wouldnt mind to see the film ONLY if resembles the true history so I can learn it or at least enlighten me, but if she is going to do a plot from her imaginary like these people are saying she is, I dont know if its the most right. Cause then by the end of the day, people like me who dont know this part of history, will end up knowing it wrong forever.

  27. 27

    Her insistence on using the misery of others for self-aggrandizement is tiresome and obvious. She is an 'expert' on the suffering of others because she visits difficult areas with a film crew? No other actress has garnered so many plaudits for their charity work. I find this deeply suspicious. It is insulting that she has 'jumped on another bandwagon' and has used the terrible suffering of others so she can be taken seriously. She is a fake - clearly a fake - her family, her concerns, her love life.

  28. @v@ says – reply to this


    'Is Angie being insensitive?'

    Did you miss the whole point? She's asked people to reserve judgement until they see her movie.

  29. 29

    insensitive? to who? the bosnians? or the serbians? this movie is going to villanise serbians…yet again!!!!

  30. KAJUG says – reply to this


    is she insenstive????
    well lets start with the fact that she used the term "Yugoslavia"……that country does not exsist anymore and in fact, people gave their lives in war in order to not be part of "Yugovslavia"

    just cuz u take a few photo ops in a third world country does not make u an expert

  31. Dxxx says – reply to this


    Yeah, yeah, Angelina is an angel because she runs to the rescue of poor countries. Do celebrities run off to aid other countries because there is not enough suffering in our own country? We are the country that made the little traitor rich and she can’t stick around and devote her copious amounts of free time (despite having a litter of kids of her own to care for) to her home country? Same goes for Oprah! I am all for giving it back, but Angelina and Oprah should join Brad and Sean Penn in trying to revitalize New Orleans…that place is just as fucked as any place Angie works to better.

  32. 32

    so many losers around jumping at the opportunity to throw stones at someone they dream of being while they cry their fat ugly faces in tubs of icecream.
    What happened in that part of the world is not even remotely as clear cut as some people would say. The situation in ex Yugoslavia is so strange because Tito- who was NOT a Serb btw- hacked and slashed that country and moved peoples around. The Bosnians are very eager to say how much they suffered in teh war, but they forget to mention how nowadays they beg Serbia for electricity because they don't have any, or how for centuries the Serbs protected them from the Turks. Also many people forget the worse things happened AFTER the NATO bombed and killed thousands of innocent Serbian civilians, in their homes, in their churches, even bombing a maternity ward. Or that most of the ethnic cleansing atrocities in Kosovo- which is the heart of the Serbian people- were comitted BY the Albanians against the Serbs.

    So maybe you ugly, disgustingly jealous white trash losers should…. wait until you see the movie because throwing shit at a person who's a lot better than any of you will ever be in a thousand lives.

  33. 33

    I agree that she seems to be doing her best to be sensitive about the issues involved, but I think it was pretty presumptuous of her to assume that it WOULDN'T offend anyone. It's just ever so slightly in bad taste. Even if it's a fantastic movie, it's going to piss some people off, people who are much closer to the real world drama of this situation than her. If your goal is to tell the story of these people and that part of the world, why not do a documentary? Why make a fictional story with a graphic rape scene?

  34. 34

    Re: cherry28 – Thank you we have never done anything wrong she irritates me, and im glad you feel that way

  35. Dxxx says – reply to this


    Re: soopermouse – Jesus Christ it is just a gossip site!

  36. 36

    I think it is disgusting to think a rape victim would fall in love with her rapist. I will leave it at that.

  37. 37

    Re: cherry28 – good…they should show the world what kind of Fucks, the Serbs are…so what if Serbs were bombed AFTER Serbs killed Millions of innocent Bosnians..why don't you mention Srebrenica and all the other war prisons, rape prisons and mass grave sites that are still being discovered in Bosnia..so sick of these damn Serbs PRETENDING that they're were the victims…This film is wrong in many ways and don't think it should be completed!

  38. 38

    For the Boz;
    just to let you know I lived through the war (6 years) and I DID NOT watch CNN like you ignorant and stupid Americans from your chair!!! I was the VICTIM!! I was in the basement with my baby every night during bombing, fearing that Muslims or Croats could come any moment and kill me and my baby oir rape me!!!!!!!!!
    If you say "so what if Serbs were bombed", you should be ashamed and realize that 911 and all other acts happened to USA is WELL DESERVED, regarding what americans are doing for YEARS all over the WORLD!!!
    Karma is a bitch!
    You are bombing innocent civilians around, bossing and playing the World's police, all in name of DEMOCRACY????
    What freedom and democracy you think you have: sit and watch CNN's lies, never stepping out of your STATE, not yet going out of your narrow, ignorant mind!!
    Fuck off already your haters and mind your miserable life and how to survive without money, as all your tax payers money is bloody, spent on weapons to kill INNOCENT people all over the WORLD!!!!!

  39. 39

    Re: soopermouse – What makes her better then everyone else? Your statement makes you look childish.. She was born into a family of entertainment.. do you think that didn’t help her get noticed in the first place? You say everyone is fat and just haters? really - that crazy chick hated herself for years.. admitting that on many interviews which is why she used to cut herself and take drugs. You are an idiot just as much as she is.. clown!

  40. 40

    She acts in a way that is a gross misuse of influence as an actress and a goodwill ambassador. She does not bring goodwill to the WVW. She didn't even have the decency to meet with the WVW in Bosnia. She and Brad Pitt are mean people. This is not an artist movie and Brad Pitt taking random pictures of the set doesn't make it art either. It is clear that she has intentionally caused harm by not being honest about the plot of the movie and by calling a well respected organization such as the WVW harm. This organization has 10's of thousands of members. This is not one person who has a 'gripe'. She is an unbeliveably selfish woman who thinks she is above being respectabe.

  41. 41

    I can't believe most of the comments that I have seen regarding to this film.
    Instead of people bashing her because of her past, why don't we talk about the movie itself?
    Oh wait, how can we when we haven't even seen it yet?
    The question was, is Angelina bein insensitive when it comes to the movie..
    My answer? Absolutely not.
    What this movie is about is a love story? Its nothing political, so is it even fair to say she needs to know knowledge about every single detail?
    Its good enough she went there, cause that experience itself is a learning one about what happend in Bosnia ;)