All in the sacred name of art...The 12-year-old actress has no problems with nudity or violent scenes when it comes to her movies. Dakota will be the star of 'Hounddog', a movie about violence, abuse and Elvis Presley adulation and the character she plays is subject to rape and must appear naked or wearing only underpants in some of the scenes.
Both Fanning's mother, Joy, and her manager, say that the movie is a potential Oscar contender and they manifest no objection to the director's idea whatsoever.
Even more, her agent is very thrilled about the rape scene, which was already filmed, as he puts it himself:
'It's not just the rape scene - the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress. And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better'.
The investors refused to agree with the little actress' representatives and, at the present moment, the movie is put on hold because of the lack of funds. This may come as a shock, considering the fact that the little girl has proven all along that her image and her name are very bankable and especially that 'Hounddog' is only a $5 million project.
One of the persons who did not agree to finance the film explains his attitude in a brief interview: 'The two taboos in Hollywood are child abuse and the killing of animals. In this movie, both things happen'.