Shawna, I know it’s been quite some time since your letter concerning I Spit on Your Grave was published in Rue Morgue #105. I am also aware that Joe from Kokomo, IN, already addressed your complaints in RM #107. It’s just that your letter pissed me off, and here I am, watching a rape/revenge film, and your letter is still haunting me.
Have you ever seen Extremities? I found myself thinking, “This is a movie Shawna LaCasse could get behind.” Farrah Fawcett, who also starred in the Broadway play, is Marjorie, who escapes a masked would-be rapist after only a few minutes of phallic knife play. When she files a police report, it becomes clear to her that the lack of physical evidence means the law can’t provide her any justice. Joe the rapist happened to steal her wallet and watches the home she shares with two friends. He comes to Marjorie unmasked to finish the job. It takes twenty-two minutes of violence, mind games, and subjugation before Marjorie takes on the mantle of revenger.