Sharon Tate's sister slams Daniel Farrands' 'Haunting of Sharon Tate', says the film was 'extremely hurtful and hateful'

Sharon Tate's sister slams Daniel Farrands' 'Haunting of Sharon Tate', says the film was 'extremely hurtful and hateful'
Author Debra Tate (Source : Getty Images)

Debra Tate, late actor Sharon Tate's sister has responded to director Daniel Farrands' film 'Haunting of Sharon Tate' and the email that he had sent her regarding making a film about her sister. Debra is unmoved by Daniel's mail and even said that the olive branch that was extended by him in the form of a mail was just an attempt to cover himself. 

Author Debra Tate attends the signing for her book 'Sharon Tate: Recollection' in 2014. (Source: Getty Images)

In an interview with TMZ, Debra said that the director only sent the mail to her after completing the film. In the letter, he tried to express what he was trying to do with the film. However, Debra feels that the attempt was not earnest at all and explained that she felt that the director was only doing it to make himself look better after Debra slammed his work. 

The movie that released recently starring Hilary Duff in the lead role received poor reviews from critics and Debra also called it 'extremely exploitative and socially irresponsible, taking Sharon's life and spinning it for a new generation on the 50th anniversary of her violent death'. She also said that the film was extremely hurtful and hateful for Sharon's family and mentioned that the director's just out to make a quick buck off her family's tragedy.

In the email, Daniel said, "The story of Sharon's death has haunted me for most of my life. I remember the hardcover jacket of 'Helter Skelter' sitting on a shelf in our home back east, and how I would literally run away from it as fast as my little legs would take me," and added, "About ten years ago, I remember seeing a documentary about the murders and how incredibly disturbed and frightened I was by it, which brought back some of the memories of the things that had occurred within my own family during my childhood."


He continues to tell Debra his reasons for embarking on this project: "It is, in a sense, my own way of retelling the story in a way that it empowers your sister, by giving her and her friends a fighting chance ... something that we all wish could have happened in real life. I wanted to give them a chance to do it again, through the art of storytelling, but with a different outcome. "

Debra's interaction with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino who is also making a film about Sharon Tate and Charles Manson murders has been quite different. She met the director who cast Margot Robbie as Sharon in his film much before the filming began. While initially, she had reservations about 'Once upon a time in Hollywood' after this interaction, she changed her mind about the project. She, in fact, said to TMZ, "This movie is not what people would expect it to be when you combine the Tarantino and Manson names," and was also pleased that the film's release was postponed and that it would no longer coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders. 


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