It was filmed more than two years ago in Wilmington and sparked a national controversy. Now, the movie "Hounddog" is finally making it to the big screen. The film is set in the 1950's and centers around a young girl, played by Dakota Fanning. In one scene, Fanning's character is raped by an older teen. Eric Parkinson, the CEO of Distribution for Empire Films said the movie is tasteful and it uses a respectful way to shed light on a serious topic. But “Hounddog” ignited such a controversy, some called it child pornography. “In some cases I've heard some people say its akin to child pornography and that’s kind of an ignorant position from people who haven't even seen the movie. Anyone who has seen the movie, has verified that there is nothing in it that is more revealing than anything you'd see on an episode of network television,” said Parkinson. “Hounddog” opens tonight in Los Angeles, New York, and a few other cities. It is expected to open in Wilmington around October 10, 2008
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