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  • Does viral video of kids re-enacting 'Scarface' go too far?



    Some movies are anything but child friendly, and Brian De Palma’s 1983 violent cult classic “Scarface” is undoubtedly one of them.

    So when a video popped up on YouTube with the description, “Jaydon’s school put on a kids production of Scarface,” it seemed like a joke.

    But sure enough the video shows elementary school-aged children re-enacting the violent, drug filled drama.

    The violent imagery, while toned down slightly, is no less disturbing in the production. In place of the f-word, the child stars say “fudge.” Instead of cocaine mounds on the table as in the film, the young stars sit in front of popcorn.

    Still, some of it gets straight to the point as the young girl on stage screams, “You do coke and you kill people!” And that’s not even mentioning the children using toy handguns and Uzis as props.

    Luckily, however, this “school play” wasn’t done in a school at all.

    Instead, TMZ reports that the video was a planned production by  the folks behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ video.

    “It was produced in L.A. within the last few weeks and the audience members were a mix of cast family members, colleagues and friends,” TMZ reports. “As for Lil’ Tony and his co-stars, they were selected through a casting agent known for finding child actor lookalikes for adult stars.”

    Does that make it OK?

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