Black Swan Oscar scandal?

Apparently Natalie Portman isn’t actually a world-class ballerina, after all: the studio apparently (there’s that word again) used CGI to put her head on an actual ballerina’s body for the movie Black Swan and didn’t really tell anybody.  And this apparently is ticking off the ballerina in question*, given that Natalie apparently won the Oscar in part for being such a great ballerina and such…

Yeah, that’s a lot of the use of the term ‘apparently.’   Gimme a break: I’m still trying to figure out just how much I really care.  I know that I’m supposed to care about this movie, because it features [the examination of obsession and delusion on the human psyche]/[celebrity lesbian scenes]… but, really, it’s Hollywood.  The entertainment is going to be in watching the public meltdowns.

Moe Lane

PS: I posted about this because it’s a slow Sunday afternoon.

*Sarah Lane.  No relation… I think.


  • Skip says:

    What’s next, we’re going to find out she didn’t really shoot her own bow shots in “Your Highness”?

  • Rob Crawford says:

    I hear Liam Neeson has neither force powers nor the ability to take the form of a giant lion.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Yes, but does Liam have the ability to track down an international conspiracy of human traffickers within 72 hours of a kidnapping?

      My point? Liam’s character in Taken was incredibly bad-ass.

      My *point*? I just told you. I don’t need an excuse to mention it.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Ummm… I’ll take “Celebrity Lesbian Scenes” for $400 Alex. *listens to answer and rings in* Who is Moe Lane? *gets $400* /joking

  • Demosthenes says:

    Honestly, we all know that Portman’s having a double isn’t a big deal. Audrey Hepburn didn’t sing any of the songs in “My Fair Lady,” either — and that wasn’t Jennifer Beals in the climactic scene of “Flashdance.” (Hope I’m not ruining those movies for anyone!) Nor is it a big deal that the studio tried to downplay that she had a double. See the above two cases. I suspect the problem most people will have with this, if they have a problem at all, is that Portman took credit in interviews for so much of the dancing — and then WON AN AWARD for Best Actress, based in part (apparently) on the perception that she had danced so beautifully. Not telling the whole truth is one thing. Getting rewarded for lying is quite another.

  • ck says:

    So yer tellin’ me that they still makin’ movies where the blond dosen’t take three loads at the end? Wonders never cease to amaze. I’ll have to look into this.

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