Much to my amusement, the night I first heard about Roman Polanski being arrested by the good old Swiss and that they were shipping him back to the states was them same night I had my first exposure to MSNBC’s How to Catch a Predator or rather, Predator Raw, the behind the scenes look at the show. Let’s face it, no matter how much desensitization the media pushes us through in this country, chances are you still find it pretty fucked up to hear what these charming gents caught on this show were hoping to do with the youngins (unless you’re pedophile yourself. And if you are, why are you reading this? Dude! I’m in my mid-twenties! There’s nothing here for you). Now at the end of Predator Raw they had a little paragraph at the bottom of you screen explaining how Mr. Sillyhand was sentenced to like a year in prison for attempting to re-enact a Marquis De Sade novel with some 13 year old kid but only served maybe a month cause of good behavior and all that shit.
You could hop on over to imdb and go on the Polanski message board and debate till the end of time all the fucked up things that did or didn’t happen in this sex crime case. But I can’t help but think how fucked up it is that if Director Ski-ski just went ahead to prison, he probably would serve some crappy small amount of time and be out and about instead of having to avoid the land of the free for the past thirty years. I mean think about it. If these ewe-gly, unemployed Chester Molesters are able to avoid any real prison time nearly a decade into the new century, then I’m sure good ole Ro with his wealth and influence could’ve been out in a jiffy during the ‘70s.
Oh well. Good luck in prison Roman. Be sure to get a soap-on-a-rope.