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Chloe Sevigny Hits Back At Critics Who Say 'The Brown Bunny' Ruined Her Career

April 30th, 2012 10:25pm EDT
Chloe Sevigny
Oscar-nominated actress Chloe Sevigny has blasted rumors her controversial explicit sex scene in The Brown Bunny damaged her career.

The Boys Don't Cry star attracted a barrage of criticism after she was shown performing unsimulated oral sex on Vincent Gallo in the 2003 drama.

It sparked speculation her standing with Hollywood bosses would nosedive and she was no longer "marketable" as an actress - but Sevigny is adamant the furore did not harm her career.

She tells Britain's The Independent, "There were all these rumors, like getting fired from my agency, which is not true. And they sai...
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Vincent Gallo Sues The City Of Los Angeles

April 16th, 2012 11:47am EDT
Vincent Gallo
Actor/director Vincent Gallo has filed a lawsuit against city officials in Los Angeles over allegations they have been squandering taxpayers' money.

The Brown Bunny filmmaker claims the city-funded Arts District Business Improvement District (sic) organization, which is said to provide trash removal, security and cleaning in the L.A. Arts District, is wasting cash as it provides "no benefit" to residents, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports Gallo is suing to have the program shut down and force a return of all the money it has brought in since its inception.
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No More Nude Scenes For Chloe Sevigny

December 22nd, 2010 2:18pm EST
Chloe Sevigny
Actress Chloe Sevigny has pledged to stop flashing her flesh in movies - because she's been a part of too many "explicit sex scenes."

The Boys Don't Cry star, who once performed oral sex on then-boyfriend Vincent Gallo in the movie The Brown Bunny, insists she's no longer interested in stripping for provocative movies and has signed a no-nudity clause in an effort to keep her clothes on in the future.

She says, "I'm more self-aware now and wouldn't be able to be as free, so why even do it (bare all)?" And she has already clashed with directors on the set of her hit TV drama Big Love.
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Vincent Gallo Wants Phony Twitter Accounts Shut Down

November 22nd, 2010 10:59am EST
Vincent Gallo
Actor/musician Vincent Gallo is pleading with bosses at Twitter.com to remove accounts used by pranksters to pose as celebrities.

The Brown Bunny filmmaker, who does not use Twitter, has had two pages set up by impersonators, who have attracted nearly 16,000 followers with strange messages, including digs at stars including Sarah Silverman, Kanye West and Milla Jovovich.

Gallo has also been bombarded with maple syrup at his concerts after a Twitter prankster promised fans backstage passes if they brought him bottles of the sauce. But he has failed to convince Twitter bosses to remove t...
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Vincent Gallo Attempts To Wake The Dead In Wacky New Project

January 15th, 2008 9:00pm EST
Vincent Gallo
Eccentric actor/director Vincent Gallo is planning his next bizarre movie - about a funeral director who tries to reincarnate the dead. Gallo has shocked Hollywood in the past with controversial movies Buffalo '66 and Brown Bunny, in which ex-girlfriend Chloe Sevigny performed oral sex on him for one controversial scene.

And now he's hoping to bring the dead back to life in new film The Funeral Director.

Movie website imdb.com describes the new film as, "A story about a broken-hearted man, Kevin Stiff, who ditches a lucrative advertising job and signs on as an apprentice in a fune...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh Would Have 'Performed' In 'The Brown Bunny'

November 19th, 2007 10:00pm EST
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh would have performed fellatio on actor Vincent Gallo if she'd agreed to take the role Chloe Sevigny played in controversial movie The Brown Bunny. Sevigny is reported to have actually performed oral sex on Gallo for a scene in the film, and Leigh admits she wouldn't have flinched if she'd taken the role.

The Single White Female star turned the part down because "it just didn't work out," but it had nothing to do with the potential controversy.

She says, "I think I would've done it if I weren't in a relationship at the time. I don't think there's any st...
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Vincent Gallo Hits Back At Fake Appendage Claims

September 14th, 2007 11:01am EDT
Brown Bunny
Film-maker Vincent Gallo has hit out at a movie critic who suggested he used a fake penis for a controversial sex scene in his low budget film Brown Bunny.

Gallo's co-star - and ex-girlfriend - Chloe Sevigny performs oral sex on him during the shocking shot. Both insisted when the film was released in 2003 that the sex act was for real.

But New York Post reviewer Frank Scheck hinted a prosthetic had been used in a recent article. He described the penis as an "appendage that may or may not have belonged to her co-star and director, Vincent Gallo."

Gallo immediately wrote a fou...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 11

April 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Joss Stone
Happy Birthday to soul-singing prodigy Joss Stone (1987), "Thumbsucker" actress Kelli Garner (1984), Boston Red Sox "C" Jason Varitek (1972), All Around the World singer Lisa Stansfield (1966), "The Brown Bunny" director/star Vincent Gallo (1962), Big Country guitarist Stuart Adamson (1958; d. 2001), comedic actor Meshach Taylor (1947), original Louie, Louie singer/writer Richard Berry (1935; d. 1997), stage and screen actor Joel Grey (1932), and early baseball player Cap Anson (1852).
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Sevigny Still Upset About Reaction To Brown Bunny Fellatio Scene

March 1st, 2007 11:00pm EST
Chloe Sevigny
Actress Chloe Sevigny is still traumatized by her controversial fellatio scene opposite Vincent Gallo in The Brown Bunny - because everyone seems to have an opinion about it without seeing the film.

The Boys Don't Cry star hit the headlines when the movie was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2003 and film fans questioned her decision to perform the unsimulated sex act on her ex-boyfriend.

The film was largely a flop and Sevigny's agents at the William Morris Agency dropped her as a client upon its release.

Now, almost four years after the controversy, Sevigny ad...
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Vincent Gallo Denies Romancing Teenager

October 25th, 2006 10:03am EDT
Vincent Gallo in Buffalo 66
Actor/director Vincent Gallo has laughed off reports he's dating an underage girl, insisting it's his "humanitarian duty" to befriend the sexy teen. The Brown Bunny star, 45, has been romantically linked to Los Angeles socialite Cory Kennedy, with the 16-year-old boasting of their close relationship on her internet blog. In it she hails Gallo as a "keeper" and posts photos of the pair together.

However, the actor insists their relationship isn't sexual and jokes he's merely following new mom Madonna's example by looking after the teen. He tells PageSix.com, "With the psychotic, middle...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 11

April 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Joss Stone
Happy Birthday to soul-singing prodigy Joss Stone (1987), "Thumbsucker" actress Kelli Garner (1984), Boston Red Sox "C" Jason Varitek (1972), All Around the World singer Lisa Stansfield (1966), "The Brown Bunny" director/star Vincent Gallo (1962), Big Country guitarist Stuart Adamson (1958; d. 2001), comedic actor Meshach Taylor (1947), original Louie, Louie singer/writer Richard Berry (1935; d. 1997), stage and screen actor Joel Grey (1932), and early baseball player Cap Anson (1852).
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Chloe Sevigny & Bill Paxton Are Offended on 'The View'

March 10th, 2006 10:44am EST
Chloe Sevigny
Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny "went ballistic" on Wednesday after the actress was asked about an explicit sex scene from a previous film on a daytime TV talk show. The two were appearing on "The View" to promote their new HBO series "Big Love" about a Mormon husband and his three wives.

One of "The View's" co-hosts, Joy Behar, brought up an infamous scene from independent film Brown Bunny, where Sevigny orally pleasures co-star Vincent Gallo. Sources on set say Paxton and Sevigny masked their fury from viewers but "went ballistic" off camera, with Paxton reportedly vowing never to a...
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Chloe Sevigny Is Uncomfortable Filming Sex Scenes

February 27th, 2006 11:25am EST
Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny is often appalled by the sexy and sleazy characters she plays in movies like Boys Don't Cry, Gummo, The Brown Bunny and Kids but accepts it's her way of rebelling against her strict Catholic upbringing. The quirky actress is shocked to think that fans see her as provocative and liberal in her film choices, because she's actually one of the most conservative people she knows.

And Sevigny, who infamously performed oral sex on her co-star Vincet Gallo in The Brown Bunny, often feels dirty after making controversial movies. She reveals, "They all make me uncomfortable. All se...
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