The Most Scandalous Butter Rape Scene In 'The Last Tango In Paris' Is Real!

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The film contains a scene in which Brando's character engages in anal rape using butter as a lubricant. In a 2006 interview, Schneider said that the scene was not in the script and that "when they told me, I had a burst of anger. Woo! I threw everything. And nobody can force someone to do something, not in the script. But I didn't know that. I was too young." Let's look more into the story!

It is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about and sensational films in cinema history: The Last Tango in Paris.

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The reason is quite obvious, the well known buttered rape scene that caused rumors even before people even watched the movie trailer!

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Of course, people still don't talk about the rape scene after many years just because of the fact that it was too disturbing.

According to allegations, this rape scene is real!

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But, is that really the case?

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Or is it all an urban myth for the promotion of the film?

First of all, let's go back to the plot of the film, The Last Tango in Paris ...

Bernardo Bertolucci was the director of The Last Tango in Paris, which was made in 1972 and accepted as one of the most erotic films of its era.

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This is a picture of the famous rape scene that is extremely disturbing ...

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As you can imagine the thing on the ground is butter ...

While this scene was shot, Marlon Brando was 48 and Maria Schneider was 19 years old.

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Bertolucci confessed in an interview in 2013 that this very controversial scene is true!

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Bertolucci said that they decided, with Brando, to use butter in the rape scene. The scene, which was not in the script, was only explained to Schneider, who was 19 years old at the time, just before they filmed it.

For this scene, which was not in the original script, Schneider could not object.

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As she says:

"They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry. I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can't force someone to do something that isn't in the script, but at the time, I didn't know that."

"Yes, Marlon didn't really rape me when that scene was taken, but my tears were completely real."

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Marlon said to me: 'Maria, don't worry, it's just a movie,' but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn't real, I was crying real tears. I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologize. Thankfully, there was just one take.

Bertolucci responds in an incredible way when asked why he suddenly decided to add a rape scene to the scene and the actor was unaware of it.

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"I wanted Maria to act like a young girl, not like an actor in those scenes. I wanted her to be humiliated and suffer. That's why the scenes were so real."

"I think he hated me and Marlon for not telling her. I still don't regret it."

The movie was a real success. Bertolucci let the whole world know his name.

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But Schneider, who was only 19 years old, unfortunately, didn't get over the embarrassment as easy. She even thought about committing suicide!

"I really cried. After that movie, I started doing drugs, and I thought maybe I should commit suicide."

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Moreover, according to Schneider, Marlon and Bertolucci earned a fortune from this film and she only earned $3,200 (£2,500)!

After the film, both Bertolucci and Marlon's star continued to shine, and Schneider's career didn't improve so much.

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She was asked to play in a couple of pornos but she refused.

Her mental health gradually grew worse, and early in 1976, she was thrown out of the set of Caligula. She then stayed in the mental hospital for a while.

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Interestingly, the reason for getting kicked out was that she didn't want to play in the naked scenes.

Schneider, who fought cancer for a long time, lost her life in Paris at the age of 58.

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What is left of her are just sad controversies.

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