October 25, 2001
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First of all let me say that I am a big fan of the Rip. Every Friday when it comes out I like to read it. But I was really disappointed to read the movie review about Mulholland drive. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of freedom of speech, but not a fan of misrepresentation and misinformation. Mr. Knaggs talks about the plot of the movie and then moves on to what seems to be his favorite scene in the movie, the lesbian scene. And he claims this would be a great family film because of this. Unhuh, I wonder what type of movies his children may be watching in the future. I do know many parents who would not want their children, wether they are heterosexual or homosexual, watch some “Nudity [that] thrives in the lesbian scenes” as quoted by Mr. Knaggs. Also the misrepresentation, not only is he holding up the stereotype that men like nudity scenes, or that all men agree to “These girls aren’t flat-top lesbians either, they’re hot as hell”, as quoted by Mr Knaggs as well, but he is also representing the Rip agrees with the idea that nudity scenes in movies are great and should be a family movie. A suggestion if I may, next time a movie review comes out, especially a controversal movie such as this, make sure you read the reviews and Knagg your writers about what is being written, and be careful what you as the Rip endorse as a family film. Thank you and have a good day!
Terry L. Cranfill