Leonardo DiCaprio is not raped by bear in ‘The Revenant’
Welp, that’s one way to kick off your Oscar campaign.
Film Twitter was agog on Tuesday about a Drudge Report headline crowing that Leonardo DiCaprio, the Academy Awards’ very own Susan Lucci, is raped by a “wild bear” in his upcoming film, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant
“The story of rural survivalism and revenge reaches new violent levels for a mainstream film,” the Drudge article read. “The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling. He is raped — twice!”
The article caused a mini-sensation online, prompting both predictable jokes and strong rebuttals from those who have actually seen the film, which has its official release Dec. 25. Read more…