Financial Integrity, scfr style ...
Started my own little personal boycott.
No more Miramax Films movies for me. I'm also boycotting the films of the directors mentioned in this article, and will boycott the films of any other directors who sign this petition as I learn about them. I just went through my Netflix Queue and hit the delete button as needed.
I know my boycott won't matter one little bit to these guys (I get DVDs from the library & my 2-a-month Netflix subscription and I go to the movie theater only once or twice a year), but if I am to spend my money in a way that is consistent with my values, I can't allow a single penny of mine to go to them.
Since when is raping a 13 year old child excusable? When I think of myself at 13 (the farthest I had "gone" with a boy was holding hands while skating around the roller rink) it makes me feel ill to think about what that poor child endured. That anyone would come to Polanski's defense by minimizing the seriousness of the crimes and suggesting that he be given a pass because he is an "artiste" is just disturbing.
Why am I not boycotting the actors and anyone else who signs the petition? Well, with all due respect to any actors who might read this, I accept that some people are more naive and swayed by what others around them are doing. But these directors are SMART GUYS ... They should know better!
I have not yet decided how long my boycott will last. Ideally it will be for as long as Polanski's jail term would have been had he not slithered away on his belly.
P.S. - Maybe I'll replace the movies I deleted with Chris Rock films:
Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is