In her documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”, the actress reveals that she was raped during a fake casting preparation.
One more Hollywood actress dares to speak out. In her documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”, the American actress reveals that she was raped. The scene takes place at the beginning of his career. She joins a man she knew shortly after graduating. Thinking of preparing for the casting with him, she follows the man to a hotel. Once in the bedroom, he goes to the bathroom before coming out naked and raping her.
” It was like a fight… I was afraid of getting choked or something. I didn’t fight much. I did not do it. I was just completely petrified. I thought my ‘no’ should have been enough. And I just said to myself ‘stay alive and go'”, delivers the actress in her documentary. Just after the rape, she would have called a relative to confide in him what she had just experienced.
Premiered on Friday, January 20 at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States, the documentary stunned the crowd. It contains a myriad of touching moments. The hypersexualization of which the actress was a victim from the age of ten is approached. She recounts a naked photo shoot in which she participated at 10 years old and her role in the film Pretty Baby where she plays, at only 11 years old, a child prostitute.
It is the portrait of a young actress, ambitious but powerless in the face of the film industry. We see a child confronted with the delusions of older men, in talk shows, concerning her roles in the films The Blue Lagoon or An infinite love. “My personal message is perseverance, and not allowing yourself to become a victim in the eyes of any society or industry,” she told AFP ahead of the film’s premiere at the festival.
” I’m proud of how I’ve continued to learn, grow, work, and love what I do.” It’s “the right time in my life” to appear in a documentary, claimed the 57-year-old actress.