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****Correction - its 'Deep Throat' not 'Debbie Does Dallas'.

Pictures of the protest here: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverRapeRelief

Show them some support!

From Vancouver Rape Relief; "The Rio Theatre is having a “very special 50th Anniversary screening in CELEBRATION of Deep Throat".

This is what the “star” of the film Linda Boreman (aka Linda Lovelace) said about Deep Throat: “I wasn't the star of Deep Throat, I was a victim of Deep Throat, I was a survivor” and “Every time somebody sees that movie, they're watching me being raped. It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time."

We know that the Rio Theatre knows that. Anyone who does basic google search will find out that Linda, who was 21 at the time, was terrorized and abused by her husband/manager who forced her into prostitution and pornographic films.

He beat her up daily including during the filming of Deep Throat. He controlled all her movements to the point she had to ask his permission to use the toilet. The movie Deep Throat made $600 million but Linda didn’t get a penny."

Rio Theatre are having a discussion afterwards featuring the children of the director and some sex work advocates.

****Correction - its 'Deep Throat' not 'Debbie Does Dallas'. Pictures of the protest here: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverRapeRelief Show them some support! From Vancouver Rape Relief; "The Rio Theatre is having a “very special 50th Anniversary screening in CELEBRATION of Deep Throat". This is what the “star” of the film Linda Boreman (aka Linda Lovelace) said about Deep Throat: “I wasn't the star of Deep Throat, I was a victim of Deep Throat, I was a survivor” and “Every time somebody sees that movie, they're watching me being raped. It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time." We know that the Rio Theatre knows that. Anyone who does basic google search will find out that Linda, who was 21 at the time, was terrorized and abused by her husband/manager who forced her into prostitution and pornographic films. He beat her up daily including during the filming of Deep Throat. He controlled all her movements to the point she had to ask his permission to use the toilet. The movie Deep Throat made $600 million but Linda didn’t get a penny." Rio Theatre are having a discussion afterwards featuring the children of the director and some sex work advocates.

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Vancouver, the city that defunded a women's rape shelter for being a women's rape shelter, now allows rapes to be publicly screened and celebrated? Can they stop siding with rapists for 5 seconds and protect the rights of a rape victim just this once?

[–] a-witch-a-broad 19 points Edited

Might want to edit your title to reflect the correct title of the film the theatre decided to screen.

Their Facebook page is really 🍿. Their idea of damage control is to bring in speakers that include "sex work advocates" and then try to look less shitty by donating the proceeds to an organization in the city that provides support to street-based prostitutes...which has refused to accept donations from the event.

The adult children of the director who profited from Boreman's repeated rape and ongoing abuse will be there to promote their father's film. One says "most people base their judgement not on the film itself because most of the people that are critical have never even seen the film," because apparently it's necessary to watch filmed rape before being able to condemn it. The other says there's "there’s a lot of misinformation about what happened and what went on and people love to form their own opinion from something that they’ve heard," so I suppose she doesn't think we should believe Boreman when she says that the film was the result of her enduring severe abuse.

Good of the charity to refuse the donation. It's the only right decision.

And the daughter saying people form their opinions based on "something they've heard" (never mind it's her mother's own testimony), is hard to take seriously, considering she probably only heard it too. I don't know her age, but my guess is that she was either born after, or was too young to understand what was going on.

Comments on the FB page were referring to the donation attempt as "blood money" and they're exactly right.

I'm sure the children of the director had an entirely healthy upbringing and don't have entirely warped views on this at all.

Problem is protesting draws more attention and is likely to bring in more crowds.