henrymakow.com – June 6, 2021
Melissa Joan Hart, the star of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (above), said that after she read the original script for the movie version of The Mod Squad, her immediate reaction was, “Who do I have to blow to get this?” (Movieline, Aug. 1999)
She knew the score.
by Mike Stone — (henrymakow.com)
The first Hollywood movie I ever made was directed by a middle-aged married man who was obsessed with prepubescent girls.
He spoke constantly of Meredith Salinger’s performance as a 14-year-old in The Journey of Natty Gann, Jodi Foster’s performance as a 12-year-old prostitute in Taxi Driver, and Natalie Portman’s performance as a 12-year-old in The Professional, and how hot they all were. To him, they represented the ideal “woman.” He would have killed to work with any of them – before they turned 18.
Knowing him the way I did, if he would have had that opportunity, he would have been overcome with lust. The last I heard, he was binge-watching Cuties. To him, it ranks right up there with Citizen Kane.
The script for my first movie was actually quite good. A studio reader compared it favorably to Pulp Fiction, and another reader compared it to Bonnie and Clyde. Still, the director insisted on rewriting every word. The end product was a movie made for 12-year-olds.
That’s not an uncommon occurrence in the movie business…