Watchmen Rape Scene Will Be Brutal


Actress Carla Gugino told MTV News that the rape scene in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen will be kept in the film, and it will be brutal.

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“It was really brutal. It was brutal to shoot,” Gugino said of the scene, in which the Comedian (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) attacks an young Sally Jupiter, who only manages to avoid getting raped by the timely intervention of fellow mask Hooded Justice. “That was one of the things [director] Zack [Snyder] said to me from the start: ‘I really want this to be incredibly brutal. It’s not a turn-on kind of story. It’s bad.’ It’s important that we did that. I think hopefully it will be really powerful.”

A brutal rape scene is not anything new, as I am sure all rapes are brutal. That’s why they are called rapes. Although, the big news here is that the scene will be kept in the movie and it will be the first rape scene in a comic book movie.

No matter how uncomfortable, however, it’s ultimately a scene that really HAS to be in the film, Gugino said, since it influences so much of what comes after: Sally’s retirement from crimefighting, her self-image as a sex-symbol, and, of course, her second, consensual, sexual encounter with the Comedian later on.

“It’s so informative of so many things thematically in the movie and certainly in the graphic novel, not only for this character but for the Comedian and ultimately [her daughter] Laurie,” Gugino said. “Many things stem from that particular situation.”

  • Alexander

    Not the first rape scene in a comic book movie. The Crow had some really intense flashback sequences of Eric Draven's Fiancee being raped.

  • Joe

    So they keep the rape scene and Snyder tries to be controversial by making it "brutal", but he wont keep the original ending on account of it being too violent…

    • Grundle Man

      Talk out of your ass much?

  • Joe

    So they keep the rape scene and Snyder tries to be controversial by making it "brutal", but he wont keep the original ending on account of it being too violent…

    • Grundle Man

      Talk out of your ass much?

  • jamie

    oh my, hollywood is sick, i cant believe they would have that rape scence, sick sick sick people

  • jamie

    oh my, hollywood is sick, i cant believe they would have that rape scence, sick sick sick people

  • http://www.blogweirdo.com/ Ed Gauthier

    Baloney. An interrupted rape by definition is NOT a rape. An interrupted robbery is not a robbery, and so on. What you have left is instead a case of sexual assault, and an attempted one at that.

    • JEN

      GEE ARE YOU A DEFENSE LAWYER, A SEX OFFENDER, OR JUST A GENERALLY INSENSATIVE, IGNORANT HUMAN BEING?

  • http://www.blogweirdo.com Ed Gauthier

    Baloney. An interrupted rape by definition is NOT a rape. An interrupted robbery is not a robbery, and so on. What you have left is instead a case of sexual assault, and an attempted one at that.

    • JEN

      GEE ARE YOU A DEFENSE LAWYER, A SEX OFFENDER, OR JUST A GENERALLY INSENSATIVE, IGNORANT HUMAN BEING?

  • http://www.blogweirdo.com/ Ed Gauthier

    It doesn't take a lawyer to know that attempted assault is not the far more serious charge of rape. It just takes common sense.

    Depending on the circumstances, rape can often also involve a host of other charges, including battery, harassment, lewd conduct and even kidnapping, etc.

    Therefore, while I was not being insensitive, you however seem determined to remain ignorant of the law.

  • http://www.blogweirdo.com Ed Gauthier

    It doesn't take a lawyer to know that attempted assault is not the far more serious charge of rape. It just takes common sense.

    Depending on the circumstances, rape can often also involve a host of other charges, including battery, harassment, lewd conduct and even kidnapping, etc.

    Therefore, while I was not being insensitive, you however seem determined to remain ignorant of the law.

  • Derrick

    He thinks that men should run out in the street and rape every innocent woman they see. That's horrifying! And the only reason that woman feel they need to be sexually appealing is because of disgusting men like that who are like dogs humping people's legs and can't control their animalistic desires. Go rot in hell you revolting piece of shit!

    • http://www.blogweirdo.com/ Ed Gauthier

      Let me know when you get the guts to say who you referred to when you said "he." If you were talking about me, I am the exact OPPOSITE of your insult-laden description. I merely pointed out that there was no rape in the movie, so the stupid "brutal" headline on this page is nonsense – deal with it.

      Sounds like a lot of hysterical crusaders are awfully let down that it didn't happen. They were all set to boycott and came up with nothing.

      But of course nobody should rape anyone, and women shouldn't feel they have to dress like half-baked hookers in order to seem "appealing." As to rotting in hell, it sounds like you Jesus freak types are already going through hell on earth. Enjoy!

  • Derrick

    He thinks that men should run out in the street and rape every innocent woman they see. That's horrifying! And the only reason that woman feel they need to be sexually appealing is because of disgusting men like that who are like dogs humping people's legs and can't control their animalistic desires. Go rot in hell you revolting piece of shit!

    • http://www.blogweirdo.com Ed Gauthier

      Let me know when you get the guts to say who you referred to when you said "he." If you were talking about me, I am the exact OPPOSITE of your insult-laden description. I merely pointed out that there was no rape in the movie, so the stupid "brutal" headline on this page is nonsense – deal with it.

      Sounds like a lot of hysterical crusaders are awfully let down that it didn't happen. They were all set to boycott and came up with nothing.

      But of course nobody should rape anyone, and women shouldn't feel they have to dress like half-baked hookers in order to seem "appealing." As to rotting in hell, it sounds like you Jesus freak types are already going through hell on earth. Enjoy!

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  • Desert Eagle

    STFU man it needed to be in the movie r-tard it was part of the story

  • Desert Eagle

    STFU man it needed to be in the movie r-tard it was part of the story

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Der/100001393296342 Jan Der

    unless his cock goes into her asshole for a good… 50 minutes, it's not rape. it's called “dating.”

  • http://filmonic.com.com/watchmaen-rape-scene-brutal lee brandin detroy

    so there’s gonna to be a watchmen 2011 movie in 2011 cool, says brandin lee detroy , bring it, but i want the movie to be with big grown big breasted tailsko, yes, put her in there, and with big grown big breasted female sonic hedgehog as a female watchmen, hero, and with big grown big breasted female knux as a watchmen heroine hero, and with all of the watchmen and rorscach in the movie, and with big grown big breasted female sonic in the movie in a female watchmen costume, with captain comedian and with big grown big breasted tailsko in a watchmen costume too,.. yes mr, synder do it,