I’m overdue linking this Hollywood Reporter article from last week about threats to Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby:
Another documentary is drawing controversy at the Republican National Convention — the filmmakers of Occupy Unmasked, starring the late Andrew Breitbart, say they’ve received dozens of threats of physical violence in advance of Thursday’s screening of the critical look at the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Some of the messages target Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan, two former leftists who appear in the film, according to a spokesperson for Citizens United Prods, the company behind the film.
“We’ll be legitimately raping Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan for the next several days while they are tied up with the movie premier at the RNC,” reads an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email includes Darby’s and Stranahan’s cell phone numbers.
One tweet reads, “While @Shanahan is in Tampa this week, should Texas rapists be told where to find his wife since he supports the rape of everyone else?”
You know who these threats are from, of course, and it’s nothing new. It’s the same group who has been issuing similar threats to many of us for months and months. But it’s nice to have the Hollywood Reporter take note.
You may well wonder what has these people so worried. Here is the trailer:
Don’t be fooled by the “this spring” language at the end. That’s left over from a while back. It’s going to be released in three weeks, on September 25.
I have already pre-ordered my copy from Amazon. If you’re interested, you can buy it by clicking below:
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