Saturday, March 24, 2007

Apocalypto redux Mel Goes Ballistic -- "Lady, F**k Off!"
After Gibson's presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions. Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film. Gibson said he had.

Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist. Estrada and others tell TMZ that Gibson exploded in anger, responding, "Lady, F**k off."

It's just a freakin' movie. . . . .

Actually, it doesn't appear that this was any sort of an honest intellectual disagreement, more like political theater.