Pet Sematary-actrice en indieregisseuse Amy Seimetz heeft haar ex-vriend Shane Carruth beschuldigd van jarenlang emotioneel en fysiek misbruik en een tijdelijk contactverbod aangevraagd. Seimetz en Carruth speelden samen in zijn film Upstream Color.
Het nieuws kwam aan het licht nadat Carruth een foto van de Upstream Color-soundtrack deelde op Twitter, waarop een deel van het contactverbod zichtbaar is.
Volgens sommigen probeert Carruth de aandacht af te leiden van Seimetz’ nieuwe film She Dies Tomorrow, die in de Verenigde Staten vanaf 31 juli te zien is in de bioscoop en vanaf 7 augustus op video-on-demand.
Seimetz krijgt alvast de steun van heel wat filmjournalisten op Twitter. Bekijk Carruths tweet en enkele reacties van filmjournalisten hieronder:
Probably somewhere. My good friend from high school sent me this today. I didn't have a copy myself. pic.twitter.com/GqlGQt4BBJ
— Upstream Color (@UpstreamColor) July 10, 2020
?♀️ TV options? Of course! She also co-created THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (and wrote and directed many eps), and that’s all on Hulu and Starz! More? Oh, you! How about two episodes of ATLANTA that she directed? “Helen” and “Champagne Papi,” both from season two, on FX! ?
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) July 28, 2020
this is sickening, made worse because Carruth seems to have made it public in an attempt to sabotage the release of Seimetz’s movie https://t.co/iAejzhDEkJ
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 28, 2020
Her name is Amy Seimetz, and she’s a wonderful director-actor-writer. I hope she’s safe and surrounded by support. This is a horrifying ordeal, and I’m sorry she now has to deal with this under the public eye. https://t.co/5TjqNAZP3a
— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) July 28, 2020
Also, watch season one of the Girlfriend Experience (on Starz). The finale, written by Amy Seimetz, is one of the greatest episodes in the history of television.
— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) July 28, 2020
Over the last decade, actor-writer-director Amy Seimetz has proven herself as one of our great storytelling talents both in front of the camera and behind it. Her new film She Dies Tomorrow (out Friday) is a brilliantly unnerving, horribly timely movie. Please retweet.
— Clark Collis (@ClarkCollis) July 28, 2020
Amy Seimetz is an amazing multi-hyphenate actor and director and writer and producer and editor. Her latest movie is out soon ❤️https://t.co/HzRU3EWohx
— Sam Barlow (@mrsambarlow) July 28, 2020
Amy Seimetz is a boss, full stop. Start with her brilliant series version of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE @STARZ.
— M.A. Fortin (@SeniorTeenager) July 28, 2020
Better idea: support Amy Seimetz and check out her movie, which is by all accounts great, when it drops at the end of this week. I know I will.
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) July 28, 2020
In response to that other thing everybody's talking about let me simply reiterate that SHE DIES TOMORROW is an excellent movie and you should watch it when you can.
— Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) July 28, 2020
Months afterwards I remain truly haunted by SHE DIES TOMORROW, a film so uniquely and personally pitched that its sorrow and pessimism somehow became inseparable from my own. Also it’s exquisitely constructed and acted, and stealthily funny. Seek it out this week, please. pic.twitter.com/dldD4nnnIj
— Eric Hynes, in the view of some experts (@eshynes) July 28, 2020