Bonjour tristesse

Não sabia, até ontem me terem dito, que Jean Seberg tinha tido um fim de vida tão triste. Pesquisei um bocadinho e encontrei (talvez) a explicação:

«(...)By 1960 Jean Seberg was a cultural icon herself in France, influencing the Parisian fashions every bit as much as Godard and Truffaut were influencing film. Her Hollywood performances, although never considered by Seberg herself to be of any consequence, were frequently stunning, and she was often compared to silent movie queen Louise Brooks for the intelligence that she brought to her roles. Her close friends included German born Fellini actress and model turned rock star Nico (they would later work together for Phillippe Garrell) and Russian intellectual Romain Gary (creator of Ghengis Cohn), who became her second husband.

In the late 1960s, Jean Seberg took more roles in Hollywood, most notably opposite Warren Beatty in Lillith. She also became increasing active in left wing political groups. Her support for the anti-racist movement the Black Panthers, along with that of Jane Fonda, was well known. But such was Seberg's influence, specially in Europe, that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover considered her a genuine liability, and, in 1970 when she was seven months pregnant, issued instructions that Seberg be "neutralised". Thus it was that a fake letter was "leaked" to the Hollywood gossip columns, suggesting that the father of the child was not Gary, but a member of the Black Panthers. The reaction so traumatised Seberg that she gave birth prematurely, and the child was stillborn. The next day Seberg called a press conference, where she presented shocked journalists with the body of her dead white child. The measure, though extreme, put an end to the rumours, but the FBI continued to hound Seberg until she eventually moved back to Paris.(...)»

O horripilante desfecho é descrito nesta biografia. Não houve consolação que lhe valesse.

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