Sexual terrorism is sort of trend now.
Recently we had covered about Susan Braudy accusing Michael Douglas for sexual act. Now, Award winning Actress Natalie Portman opens up for the same.
She said while she was at the age of 13, experiencing “sexual terrorism” made the award-winning actress Natalie Portman felt to not to show her body and impede expression.
On Saturday, while addressing the gathering of the crowd for the Women’s March in Downtown, Los Angeles, the actress shared her disturbing experience.
Portman said that “Leon: The Professional” was the first film of Portman. She remembered turning 12 on the set. There she was playing the role of a young girl who became friends with a hit man in hopes of taking revenge for the murder of her parents.
She opened her first fan letter, a later when the movie was released. The fan letter was a “rape fantasy” from a man.
She said that a countdown was started on her local radio show to her 18th birthday—indirectly the date that she would be legal to sleep with. In movie reviews, the reviewers talked her developing breasts. She said that she understood very quickly that if she expresses herself sexually she would feel unsafe even as a 13-year-old. She added that the men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify her body to her great discomfit.
The actress adjusted her behavior, gave importance to her bookish and serious side and rejected roles with kissing scenes.
Just in order to feel her body was safe, she built a reputation as a “prudish, conservative, nerdy, serious” young woman, she said.
Portman added that at 13 years old, the message fro. Her culture was clear to her. She felt the need to cover her body and impede expression. And also her work in order to send her own message that she is someone worthy of safety and respect, to the world.
She said that to control her behavior through an environment of sexual terrorism, the response to her expression, the small comments about her body and the threatening intentional statements served it.