Anything that bad that happens to Alec Baldwin is something to be celebrated by all right thinking people. Given Baldwin’s detestable personality (imagine a father telling his own tween daughter “You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being.”) and egregious gravy-bloated douchebaggery this latest incident is the best.
In 2006, Baldwin starred in what might best be descried a “Lolita noire” movie called Mini’s First Time. It is one of many Alec Baldwin movies I’ve never seen. The general plot line involves a rich, spoiled, randy, hot, teenage girl and late-middle-aged, clueless, randy step-father and your imagination. His co-star was Nikki Reed. This is the poster:
I’ll leave it to you to figure out who played which role.
These are some film clips from the movie, skip to 0:21 to appreciate what follows:
At the time of filming this, Baldwin was 47 and Reed was 16.
Now the fun.
On Tuesday, Baldwin’s memoir Nevertheless was published. Whatever. I’m surprised it wasn’t one of those novelty books with all blank pages like the “Irish Sex Manual.” He talks about this movie:
In the book, published Tuesday, Baldwin claims that when he shot the 2006 indie Mini’s First Time, he was misled by the producers about the age of his co-star Nikki Reed, with whom he engages in sex scenes.
“I was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was. When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different,” Baldwin writes.
Just one problem. Baldwin is — shock ending — a liar.
In an epic 11-tweet outburst, [Mini’s First Time producer Dana] Brunetti launched a searing attack on Baldwin’s claim that he did not know Nikki was underage when they filmed the movie.
“My first indie film was Mini’s starring @AlecBaldwin who knew @NikkiReed_I_Am was 16 (not 17) and he didn’t mind,” Brunetti, who produced 50 Shades of Grey, began his comments on social media last night.
“In fact (Reed) was one of four actresses (Baldwin) had approved and her being the only one of those four repped by his own agency CAA.”
“The only time (Baldwin) ever yelled at me was on the phone and it was about one of the producers who worked with the financier.”
Brunetti then makes it clear that the age of Nikki Reed was no secret on set, claiming that the film’s director Nick Guthe actually said he “liked the idea” because “it meant we couldn’t be pressured into shooting scenes with nudity, which was a real issue with the subject matter and the rather unusual cast of characters we were dealing with.”
Brunetti then tweeted, “I have just received three other messages from crew and other producer stating that he knew how old (Reed) was during filming.
“If Baldwin had simply said in his book he didn’t know Reed’s age, I would let it go. However to say that when he found out after filming he yelled at the producers (I being one on the film) makes it out to seem we did wrong.
“So to summarize, (Baldwin) knew (Reed) was 16, didn’t find out AFTER filming, and did not yell at us.”
It includes this zinger
(6) but to @AlecBaldwin's benefit, he has been impersonating Trump a lot, so maybe there was a bit of method acting when writing his book?
— Dana Brunetti (@DanaBrunetti) April 5, 2017
Why would Baldwin tell a lie like this? Well, he’s inoculating himself against the obvious thing you’d think about any man in his late 40s who would play a sex scene with a girl who could easily be a daughter, or forty years ago a granddaughter, to wit, that he’s a bit of a perv. By blaming the producer and everyone else he makes a case for his own victimhood. Because, at some level, Baldwin knows this role is not going to sit well with the SJW harpies he loves cavorting with. Will it damage him? Doubtful. Morals and values and ethics don’t really matter to the left so long as your politics are correct (see Kennedy, Ted, or Polanski, Roman).