The 1976 Rocky Movie in Light of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sylvester Stallone
I believe that actor Sylvester Stallone is more like the Paulie character from the Rocky movies in real life than like the Rocky Balboa character he actually played in the Rocky movies, which I will explain as this post progresses.
I really wasn’t that familiar with the Rocky movies growing up, so I revisited them not that long ago.
I just saw the 1976 Rocky movie a few weeks ago on cable television, in addition to all the Rocky sequels, and, as I am older now, I was able to more fully appreciate what the original movie was about, the themes and the relationships.
I felt that the Rocky and Adrian characters were wonderful.
Rocky may not be very intelligent, but he seems fundamentally kind, decent, and honest, which won me over.
Rocky Balboa doesn’t seem to be the type of guy who’d sexually abuse his half-sister, sexually exploit a teen fan, tell a girlfriend who he believes to be pregnant with his baby that he’ll offer her a lot of money to abort the baby, habitually ignore his children, and doesn’t seem to be the sort of guy who’d cheat on his wife.
And yet, in real life, it looks like Stallone has done those very things (and see my previous post about the Stallone sexual abuse accusations for more links):
- Sylvester Stallone Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Fan, Forcing Her Into a Threesome in 1986
- Sylvester Stallone accused 30 years ago of allegedly having group sex with teen, police say.
- Did Sylvester Stallone molest his half-sister?
- Sylvester Stallone hush money leaves unanswered questions
- 16-Year-Old Fan Accused Sylvester Stallone of Forcing Her Into Threesome
- How Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old fan
- Stripper Margie Carr Sues Stallone for Assault
- Sexual assault charges against Sylvester Stallone (by Margie Carr)
- Sage Stallone Death: Edd Filiti, Sylvester Stallone’s Nephew, Criticizes Actor For Neglecting Son
- Sylvester Stallone: the wacky people’s champ who battled his own ego
I like the fact that the Rocky character is a person of conviction – he may have started out as a reluctant enforcer for the mafia, true – but he’s basically a humble, decent guy.
I’m not seeing much evidence of Stallone having similar, well-grounded morals in his private life. He is quite the opposite, unfortunately.