In the film that will supposedly land Leonardo DiCaprio that elusive Oscar, he is allegedly raped by a bear, not once, but twice.
The rumour has been fueled by Drudge Report, who claim that the scene early in the film has had preview audiences awkwardly heading for the exits.
Drudge Report states:
The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.
He is raped — twice!”
Not to be outdone, DiCaprio rips open a horse and sleeps naked in its carcass!
The Revenant, which is to be released on Christmas day, is the story of Hugh Glass who is living on the north American frontier in the early 1800s.
The novel on which the film is based does feature an encounter with a bear, but the bear that attacks him whilst defending a pair of cubs is female.
Sources told the Daily Mail that there is a scene of an attack by a bear, in which it does appear to be thrusting, but DiCaprio’s expression does not suggest this to be the case.
Fox have also attempted to assure moviegoers that they won’t see their idol sodomised by a rogue animal, saying ‘As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs. There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.’
An interview with DiCaprio from months previous has been used to fan flames of the disturbing attack.
[Those scenes] — amongst many other sequences — were some of the more difficult things I’ve ever had to do in my entire career.
But the end result is going to be one of the most immersive experiences audiences will ever have with what it would be like to come face-to-face with an animal of that magnitude that is incredibly primal.
It is absolutely startling and shocking, and it is the closest thing to documentary filmmaking — but in a completely stylized way that a lot of people never experienced.’