I recently found out about this movie and the movement that has followed. Here is a compilation of what is circulating on the internet:
Warner Brothers Pictures will be releasing a horror movie on July 24th call “Orphan.” The film is about a couple who decides to adopt a 9-year-old girl from a local orphanage who “is not what she appears to be.” The message portrayed about adoption and orphans, particularly older children, is extremely negative. One of the quotes in the movie is, “It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own.”
We encourage you, your friends and your family to protest this release by signing an online petition (http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/OrphanMovie) and by contacting your local theaters, as well as Warner Brothers Pictures, to voice your concerns about this movie.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Without having seen the movie or read the script, it is hard to know if the
entire movie is sending a ghastly adoption message, but the trailer
certainly leads us to believe it is. This feeds the notion that older
adoptees are very troubled and you should beware…. that’s not an image any
of us want the general public to have of our kids. It plays into people’s
For me, it is extremely offensive and inappropriate to make a movie like this. Offensive and hurtful for adoptive families, offensive and hurtful for abandoned children. Please join me in signing the petition and boycotting the movie.