Film-maker Vincent Gallo has hit out at a movie critic who suggested he used a fake penis for a controversial sex scene in his low budget film Brown Bunny.
Gallo's co-star - and ex-girlfriend - Chloe Sevigny performs oral sex on him during the shocking shot. Both insisted when the film was released in 2003 that the sex act was for real.
But New York Post reviewer Frank Scheck hinted a prosthetic had been used in a recent article. He described the penis as an "appendage that may or may not have belonged to her co-star and director, Vincent Gallo."
Gallo immediately wrote a foul-mouthed reply to the newspaper, saying: "Tell that hack to convince his mother, sister or wife to let me give it to her... and then she can report back to little Frank if she thought (it was fake).
"The Brown Bunny is an ultra-low-budget film. With that in mind, the expense to create a prosthetic that could pass on film would be well out of the film's budget, and so far no one has come close to making such a thing pass as real...
"For example, Mark Wahlberg's rubber (penis) was far from realistic and was only seen for a few seconds. If one wasn't blinded by jealousy, it would be easy to tell (my) scene was real. Chloe Sevigny herself has publicly said the scene involved us performing real sex.
"Why then does Scheck promote doubt about the scene's authentic nature? I speculate it's because Mr. Scheck most likely has a very small, ugly penis and needs to believe that only in make-believe does anyone have one like mine!"
Actors Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny "went ballistic" on Wednesday (08MAR06) after the actress was asked about an explicit sex scene from a previous film on a daytime TV talk show. The two were appearing on US chat show The View to promote their new HBO series BIG LOVE, about a Mormon husband and his three wives. One of The View's co-hosts, Joy Behar, brought up an infamous scene from independent film Brown Bunny, where Sevigny orally pleasures co-star Vincent Gallo. Sources on set say Paxton and Sevigny masked their fury from viewers but "went ballistic" off camera, with Paxton reportedly vowing never to appear on the show again. Sevigny has frequently discussed the controversial scene, but Paxton didn't want her to have to relive it on the sedate daytime talk show. The View spokesman KARL NILSSON says, "Co-host Joy Behar is known for her good-natured candour, as well as her humour, and meant no disrespect." Viewers on the US east coast watched live as the cast squirmed in their seats, but all talk of the incident was cut out of the west coast broadcast, which aired later. Nilsson refused to say who requested that the conversation regarding Brown Bunny be edited out.
LATEST: An eBay auction offering a night with actor/director Vincent Gallo has been withdrawn from the website, because it breaches their rules on selling sex.
The vendor, claiming to be the 43-year-old Brown Bunny film-maker himself, offered a night of passion for the sum of $50,000 (GBP27,800).
He wrote, "I, Vincent Gallo, star of such classics as BUFFALO 66 and The Brown Bunny have decided to make myself available to all women.
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Internet auction site eBay is offering one of its strangest celebrity sales ever - a night with actor/director Vincent Gallo for $50,000 (GBP27,800).
The posting, which will remain on the site for another six days, is purported to have been made by Gallo himself, and includes a picture of him wearing a sailor's uniform while cupping his manhood through his trousers, alongside detailed instructions for potential clients.
The seller, claiming to be the 43-year-old Brown Bunny film-maker, writes, "Have you ever watched a movie and fallen in love with one of the actors? When I was very young I was madly in love with Tuesday Weld and Charlotte Rampling. I wished and wished and wished everyday that I could meet all these girls. So believe me, I know and understand what it's like to wish and dream about spending time with a movie star. Doing things that couples do. Couples in love.
Continue reading: Ebay Offers A Night With Vincent Gallo
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Sevigny and her ex-boyfriend Vincent Gallo hit the headlines in 2003 when her character DAISY performed oral sex on Gallo's BUD CLAY in the flop drama.
The following year, Michael Winterbottom's film 9 Songs - which features a couple having sex for the majority of the movie - was released and given adult film certificates.
Continue reading: Sevigny: '9 Songs More Explicit Than Brown Bunny'
Bo Derek, Paris Hilton, Neve Campbell and OSCAR nominee Natalie Portman are among the beauties being honoured for showing off their flesh in steamy movie scenes as the MRSKIN.COM website announces its sixth annual ANATOMY AWARDS.
10 star Derek earns the ultimate accolade with a Lifetime Skinchievment (corr) honour, while Hilton claims the dubious Best Sex Tape prize, Campbell the Best Shower Scene and Portman Best Thong awards.
Meanwhile, Eva Green picks up the Best Breasts honour for her topless scenes in The Dreamers, Tom Cruise's ex-wife Mimi Rogers lands Best Over 40 Nude Scene for DOOR IN THE FLOOR and newcomer Blanchard Ryan claims Best Debut Nude Scene for OPEN WATER.
Continue reading: Stripping Stars Honoured At Anatomy Awards
Actor Vincent Gallo regrets putting a curse on film critic ROGER EBERT - because the hex almost came true.
Upset by Ebert's scathing review of his controversial Brown Bunny film, Gallo cursed the critic's prostate - just before he was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Gallo insists the curse wasn't as random as it seemed at the time - he was actually suffering from prostate problems when he was asked about Ebert's review in an interview.
Continue reading: Gallo Regrets Roger Ebert Curse
Eccentric Gallo - who is seen having oral sex performed on him by co-star Chloe Sevigny in the controversial movie - was forced to make a public apology for the film after critics at the Cannes Film Festival described it as 'self-indulgent', 'banal' and 'without a worthwhile moment'.
However, judges at the Austrian event were so impressed by the re-edited version of The Brown Bunny they handed it the FIPRESCI (INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS) PRIZE.30/10/2003 13:27
The actor-turned-director sacked both Ryder and SPIDER-MAN star KIRSTEN DUNST from Brown Bunny on the morning they were due on set to start filming.
And he admits he had no intention of ever working with Ryder - and only cast her because of the headline-grabbing shoplifting trial she was embroiled in at the time.
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