'Music by Prudence' Speech Weirdness Explained

March 8, 2010


If you watched the Oscars last night, you may have wondered what was going on during the Best Documentary Short Music by Prudence acceptance speech, when Mrs. Roper from downstairs stormed the stage to complain about what all the commotion was about up here. (If you've forgotten, relive it.) I was certainly curious for a moment, until fatigued indifference again took over.

Well, Salon got to the bottom of it. Turns out it was the result of a struggle over creative control, an accusation of a cane blockade, and a woman's apparent desire to be compared to Kanye West for the next week. Hear the full story, from both sides of things, here.

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