Larry's faithful daughter Theresa Flynt, took out an ad in this morning's Daily Variety slamming feminist Gloria Steinem for conducting a "witch hunt" against the movie--and the Academy for succumbing to "special interest groups" in only nominating Woody Harrelson (for Best Actor) and Milos Forman (for directing). She called her father a "hero" who has "inspired us, fired our ambitions and taught us to live our lives honestly, courageously and without fear of public opinion."
Meanwhile, Larry's unfaithful daughter Tonya plans a press conference on Monday--Oscar day--to protest again that the movie pretties up an ugly career built on exploitation of women. Tonya has also alleged in the past that her father sexually abused her as a child.
Other critics will lend their voices to the event--including Gloria Steinem, who started it all with an anti-Flynt op-ed piece in in the New York Times. Steinem's tirade was reprinted as an ad in Variety during Oscar nomination voting season and may have influenced Academy members. Since she'll be in New York, Steinem will send in a statement to be read at the press conference.
Larry Flynt has another beef with the Oscars--he can't get a ticket. Flynt told Variety he was promised tickets should the film be nominated. But Columbia, the studio behind the film, confirmed that Flynt is out of luck. "We, as every studio, only have a limited number of tickets for important executives and the talent involved with the nominated pictures," a Columbia representative told Variety.