When the first trailer for Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest visual experiment The Revenant dropped earlier this year, it became immediately clear that our guy Leonardo DiCaprio had achieved a new career high in terms of being a confirmed god of acting. In fact, Leo pretty much said so himself: "It was the most difficult film, I think, that any of us have ever done," he said during a recent post-screening Q & A session.
Based on imagery alone, Leo would appear to be speaking the truth. Everyone looks dirty. There's a lot of screaming. And, oh yeah, there's a gigantic bear. Though pre-release clips have hinted at some sort of a violent duel between Leo and the bear, the Drudge Report is now reporting predictably anonymous claims that it's actually much worse than that:
The new movie 'REVENANT' features a shocking scene of a wild bear raping Leo DiCaprio!
The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Some in the audience escaped to the exits when the Wolf of Wall Street met the Grizzly of Yellowstone.
According to these quickly challenged reports, the bear "flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling," raping him twice. During a later scene, Leo reportedly rips open a horse and sleeps nude inside the carcass. Other cinematic scholars, however, disagree. Sleeping nude inside a horse? Yeah. Raped by a bear? Not so fast:
Quickly feeling the wrath of the bear rape rumor, a Fox spokesperson reached out to Entertainment Weekly to promptly squash the whole thing:
As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs. There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.
Either way, Leo: the Oscar is yours. Just reach out and grab it.