‘Wild Things’ Author Maurice Sendak To Concerned Parents: Go To Hell!

Great find from Charlie Jane Anders on io9.com:

If you’re worried about taking your kids to see Where The Wild Things Are after reports of crying children having to leave screenings of the rough cut, halfway through, then Maurice Sendak has a message for you: “Go to hell.”

A story in the Oct. 19 Newsweek contains this classic exchange:

What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?

Sendak: I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a question I will not tolerate.

Because kids can handle it?

Sendak: If they can’t handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it’s not a question that can be answered.

Jonze: Dave, you want to field that one?

Eggers: The part about kids wetting their pants? Should kids wear diapers when they go to the movies? I think adults should wear diapers going to it, too. I think everyone should be prepared for any eventuality.

So apparently I was wrong about Michael Bay being the film-maker most eager to have us all wear diapers to the movies.

Wow. I do know there’s an upcoming documentary about Sendak called Tell Them Anything You Want. Guess he means this for parents too. Here’s the trailer for the film (Official Site):

3 Comments on "‘Wild Things’ Author Maurice Sendak To Concerned Parents: Go To Hell!"

  1. Maurice Zendak | Oct 13, 2009 at 6:44 am |

    Children don't need any more f**king movies to gawp at… they need safe, clean places outdoors to play and run free, unspoilt by cars, trucks, bums, gangs, junkies, hookers and the like. This film can go to hell.

  2. quit your bitchin ya f*ckin pussy! the film is still going to show whether you like it or not. your whining aint gonna solve anything. nobody cares about your f*ckin opinions because all of these comments from these cowardly concerned parents amount to nothing. besides, your whining will only encourage more people to watch the movie, so keep it up ya pussy; your constant douchebaggery is only making Sendak earn more recognition

  3. managing kids beautifully is not an easy task and parents should focus to give their quality times to their kids.

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