Remember when Factory Girl was announced and everyone thought Sienna Miller would get an Oscar for her role as Edie Sedgwick, until people actually saw the movie and quickly replaced all the Oscar buzz with lengthy silences and awkward smalltalk?
Well you can forget about critical acclaim, gripping storylines or nuanced performances, because the makers of Factory Girl have come up with another spellbinding idea to get people to go and see their rubbishy Edie Sedgwick flick – rumours have suddenly started flying around suggesting that Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen were actually having sex for real in the Factory Girl love scenes. Sienna Miller has been quick to destroy these claims, saying that she'd never debase herself enough to become little more than a jumped-up pornstar in the vain hope that someone would give her an Oscar for it. Having said that, Sienna has reaffirmed that she is prepared to suck off anyone that can show her a Factory Girl cinema ticket, especially if they're in any way affiliated with the Academy Of Motion Picture arts and Sciences.
This year there's been a gap bigger than ever between movies made for audiences and movies made for Oscars. Apart from The Departed, no Oscar-worthy movie has really made too much of a splash at the box office. Although Forest Whitaker is expected to win an Oscar for Last King Of Scotland, the movie only took $14 million in four months. Compare that to the $23 million that the insanely terrible-looking Epic Movie has made in just six days and you get the idea.
Factory Girl was always going to be an awards movie – it's a powerful, high-brow biopic about an iconic 20th Century figure and everyone was raving about how Sienna Miller was going to win an Oscar for her performance as troubled Edie Sedgwick – but all the buzz died off the moment that people started to realise that Factory Girl was rubbish and everyone thought Sienna Miller was shit in it. Bob Dylan tried to ban Factory Girl and Lou Reed called it:
"One of the most disgusting, foul things I've seen – by any illiterate retard – in a long time."
Not even publicity-boosting rumours that Sienna Miller was porking P Diddy could help Factory Girl out. There was just one option left to the Factory Girl producers to make people go and see it, and that was to talk up the reported unsimulated nature of the Factory Girl sex scenes between Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen so much that they may as well have changed the title from Factory Girl to You Can Actually See It Going In You Know.
But Sienna Miller doesn't put up with that sort of silly behaviour – just like she doesn't put up with reality TV or being part of a tiresome real-life soap opera until she's absolutely sure she's squeezed all the publicity out of it that she can – and so she's refuted any claims that the Factory Girl sex scenes were real, as The Daily Dish reports:
The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that a source told them, "It's not simulated. They're really doing it." Director George Hickenlooper also fueled speculation when quizzed if the sex was real, by replying, "I can't comment. You'll have to ask Sienna about it." But Miller is anxious to quash the claims, her publicist insisting, "When you do a love scene there is a minimum of five people in the room. There's no real sex and the scene proves she knows how to give a good performance."
Now come on. There's a lot of batty excuses and conspiracy theories that we can accept, but Sienna Miller knowing how to act? That's a stretch by anyone's standards.