Re: Downton Abbey ITV1 22nd September 9pm
It was marketed as seduction and a lot of people called it that. The only person I've discussed it with before felt it was kind of borderline. IMO, she said "no" way too clearly for it to be seduction. She said no when he kissed her in the hallway; she said no when he showed up in her room; she said no repeatedly when he got in her bed. And she gave off no mixed vibes to confuse him (I was really looking for that; I wanted it to be seduction). Yes, she did eventually enjoy it, but that's irrelevant. I'm glad to hear other people are calling it rape, too.
I read that the scene had a lot of lines cut that would have made it a lot clearer
Fellowes said he was not happy with how that scene turned out due to all the cuts so maybe that's why people find it confusing.
“There’s a horror movie called Alien ? That’s really offensive, no wonder they keep invading you”