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Hollywood reacts to Tango rape scene

AAP logoAAP 3/12/2016 Seth Kelley

Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express disgust over the recent uncovering of a 2013 video in which Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci admits he and Marlon Brando conspired against then-19-year-old actress Maria Schneider to film the graphic rape scene.

In the well-known scene, Brando's character used a stick of butter as lubricant to simulate sex.

"I had been, in a way, horrible to Maria because I didn't tell her what was going on," Bertolucci said.

Reports of the incident sparked outrage from many in and outside of Hollywood. Some called for the director to be stripped of his awards, or to be prosecuted.

"To all the people that love this film- you're watching a 19yr old get raped by a 48yr old man. The director planned her attack. I feel sick," Jessica Chastain tweeted.

Evan Rachel Wood retweeted Chastain's comments, adding, "I second that. This is heartbreaking and outrageous. The 2 of them are very sick individuals to think that was ok."

Chris Evans wrote, "Wow. I will never look at this film, Bertolucci or Brando the same way again. This is beyond disgusting. I feel rage," which prompted a response from Anna Kendrick.

"Ms Schneider stated this several years ago. I used to get eye-rolls when I brought it up to people (aka dudes)," Kendrick tweeted back, referring to an interview Schneider did with the Daily Mail before she died in 2011.

Many online readers were perplexed by Friday's Elle magazine report, which dug up the video, for not clarifying whether the sex between Brando and Schneider was simulated. According to Schneider, it was fake, but that didn't make her any less surprised by Bertolucci and Brando's actions.

"I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped," Schneider told the UK paper.

"After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologise. Thankfully, there was just one take."

"Had no idea," Evans replied. "Woulda felt rage then too. They should be in jail."

"I don't doubt it," Kendrick responded. "It wasn't treated like a big story then(shocker). Glad at least it will be taken seriously now."

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