Elementary School Scarface A ScarFAKE

By Will LeBlanc 2010-03-31 06:27:10discussion comments
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The other day, our own Eric Eisenberg reported that an elementary school recreated a scene from the classic 1983 film Scarface, using fake guns and replacing the f-word (not always successfully) with the more kid friendly "fudge". The video circulated like wildfire through the intertubes, quickly becoming the most talked about video on the web.

Unfortunately, it's as fake as Heidi Montag's boobs. According to TMZ and the LA Times (Via Snopes), the video was produced by acclaimed music video director Marc Klasfeld, also responsible for Lady Gaga's "Pokerface" video. It sounds like he put the piece together as a bit of an experiment to see how people reacted to it. And to his great surprise, outraged people spoke out, but seemed to forget all the other videos out there sexualizing women:

"Everyday when I wake up with my daughter and turn on the television for her we are constantly guarding her against all these unnecessary [sexual] messages bombarding her. So for us, to see the reaction against this, well, that was a little shocking. I find it all very fascinating."


The fake audience was filled with family and friends of the child actors, who were found through a company who specializes in finding child look-alikes for big name actors. So use that company if you're looking to recreated an elementary school version of Seven or Gia.

What is going to be extra hilarious is when this word get outs to the people who were so outraged about it, they're just going to change their tune from, "how could the school exploit kids like that?!" to, "how could the director exploit kids like that?!" Some people just need something to complain about.


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