Rachel Gurney

  1. Kelly McGillis, The Accused, 1988. Apart from the Saturday Night Live writer-performer (oh!), Paramount suits saw 40 young actresses for the (real life) gang rape victim. Or, their own rape bait fantasies… such as 16-year-old Alyssa Milano! And a further 28 for her defence attorney. Including the Fatal Attraction also-rans (from Kim Basinger to Debra Winger, by way of Diane Keaton and, naturally, Meryl Streep) plus Blythe Danner, Sally Field, Teri Garr, Kathleen Turner, Sigourney Weaver, Dianne Wiest, A 1982 rape victim herself, McGillis refused Jodie Foster’s Oscar-winning role, and asked to play her lawyer.

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