Art Imitates Life? Cannes Premiere Of Film Based On DSK To Include Afterparty Re-Enactment Of Sex Assault On African Maid

- By Bossip Staff

Sounds pretty tasteless if you ask us.

Afterparty For Movie Based On Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rape Investigation To Include Re-Enactment

Remember when the “Former Future French President” DSK was brought down by allegations he raped an African hotel maid? Of course somebody decided to turn the whole debacle into a movie.

According to Page Six reports:

A film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s 2011 misadventures in Midtown and subsequent legal storm, titled “Welcome to New York,” is set to make its debut in Cannes at a private screening.

After the screening, the movie’s stars, including Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset, along with Bronx-born director Abel Ferrara, were expected at a Nikki Beach bash on the Riviera a night later.

A source said the film’s French distributor, Wild Bunch, hatched a novel way to celebrate by setting up an area of the party as a hotel room reminiscent of the Sofitel, where DSK’s infamous sexcapade with a maid took place. Guests will be given “plush white robes as take-away gifts” for the night, we’re told.

A midnight screening on Friday night on the beach was rescheduled for Saturday at 9p.m. for 200 guests.
The distributor, which was also behind Cannes hit “The Artist,” is releasing the movie in France on Saturday. IFC Films has bought US rights.

Variety called the movie “a bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege.”

SMH. Do you think this was a creative or stupid idea from the film’s marketing team? Wonder how Nafissatou Diallo is doing these days…


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