There is a horror slasher film being released July 24 (Orphan) about a family who adopts an older girl who “is not what she appears to be. Warnings about her go unheeded until it is too late…for everyone." The film is being promoted now (www.orphan-movie.warnerbr
I urge you to please read this and then boycott the movie being promoted online at - www.orphan-movie.warnerbros.com.
Without having seen the movie or read the script, it is hard to know if the entire movie is sending a ghastly adoption message, but the trailer certainly leads us to believe it is. This feeds the notion that older adoptee's are very troubled and you should beware.... that's not an image any of us want the general public to have of our kids. It plays into people's deepest fears and is deeply troubling.
There is a growing group pursuing a boycott of the film, sending out emails and posting on online bulletin boards. I urge you to forward this email to others and help disseminate the boycott message as well as write to the producers and distributors expressing your displeasure with the message being sent. Social Networking Sites like this one are a great way to get the message out.
The backers of this movie have deep pockets. It is being released by Dark Castle Entertainment with Warner Bros. set to distribute. Leonardo DiCaprio’s, Appian Way, which developed the material, is also producing it.
As parents to an adopted child and Myke being adopted himself, this really hits home for us. And its a low blow. Not very nice at all that a major film studio is exploiting adoption and especially adoption of an older child and propagating the myth and idea that adopted children are a problem or the horrible notion that they are not loved as much as biological children. Please, help us get the word out to boycott this film and all the producing studios' films.
Here is contact information:
Warner Bros. management:
Suggestion is to send letters to:
Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer
Barry Meyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Appian Way Contact Info:
Producers Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as writer Alex Mace can be contacted at Appian Way at the address below:
9255 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Thank you so much for any assistance that you can offer.