Domino movie angers its real-life lesbian heroine
February 16 2005 12:00 AM ET
It's not the first time that real-life homosexuality has been erased for the movie version, but Domino Harvey--whose life is being turned into a big-budget action movie--objects to the fact that she's being portrayed on the screen as a heterosexual, reports the London Sunday Telegraph. Harvey, a fashion model-turned-bounty hunter, is being played by Keira Knightley in a film due later this year from director Tony Scott (The Hunger, Man on Fire). Harvey's mother, former Vogue model Pauline Stone, tells the Telegraph, "Domino is not happy. She is a recluse, and she wants absolutely nothing to do with the film or anyone who has anything to do with it."
Harvey, the 33-year-old daughter of actor Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate), is also reportedly unhappy because New Line Cinema did not give her script approval on the film, which is based on a newspaper article about her life. A friend says that Harvey is particularly unhappy with the script by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), which portrays Harvey as a straight woman rather than the proud lesbian she really is. "Domino sees it as an insult that the producers are selling it as her life story, when they are completely overlooking what she regards as a pretty basic part of her life," says the friend. "She feels that they have stolen her life from her and made her into the woman that they want her to be rather than the woman she is. She thinks it's ironic that so much of the publicity the film has attracted as been based on its raunchy sex scenes." Domino is scheduled to be released later this year.