Esther attempts to kill both of her siblings on several occasions, threatens to castrate the brother ("I'll cut your hairless little dick off before you even know what it's for"), brains a bird, stabs a guy to death... pretty brutal.
Esther turns out to be a former prostitute, whose clients were pedophiles. She wears the ribbon around her neck because of scars from her former occupation.
But wait it gets worse, the reason she's trying to get rid of her foster family is that she wants to seduce her "foster father"!
What the heck were Alex Mace and David Johnson smoking when they came up with this idea?
Did they think it titillating like Lolita to see 9-year-old a girl seducing a grown man? And is there anyone who is going to go into this movie not knowing this and come out thinking that they just watched a good movie?
This is way beyond adoption!! This is repugnant on far too many levels.
This article reveals a letter dated July 9, 2009, representatives of 11 of the nations most influential adoption advocacy organizations requested a meeting with Warner Brothers Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer to discuss their concerns about the upcoming release of the horror movie, "Orphan".
The letter, written five days before a similar one sent by members of the House and Senate, was signed by:
- Kathleen Strottman, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
- Celeste Bodner, FosterClub
- J. McLane Latyon, Equality for Adopted Children
- Jedd Medefind, Christian Alliance for Orphans
- Rita Soronen, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
- Tom DiFilipo, Joint Council on International Children's Services
- Kathi M. Crowe, National Foster Care Coalition
- Chuck Johnson, National Council for Adoption
- Kathleen Hogan Morrison, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
- Nicole Dobbins, Voice for Adoption
- Terry Baugh, KIDSAVE
According to Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, executives from Warner Brothers have yet to issue a formal response to the letter.
"Orphan" is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on Friday.