The former downtown it girl and Sassy magazine intern rose to wider fame thanks to 's Kids, picked up an Oscar nomination in for Boys Don't Cry, gained status as a queen of indie cinema, and then took a part in 's Brown Bunny. The film required her to perform "unsimulated" fellatio on director, costar, and former boyfriend Vincent Gallo and the world absolutely lost it. Before the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, there were false reports that her then-representatives at William Morris Agency dropped her. The agency still represents her. It was a different time.
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The film was entered into the Cannes Film Festival. A war of words then erupted between Gallo and film critic Roger Ebert , with Ebert writing that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes, and Gallo retorting by calling Ebert a "fat pig with the physique of a slave trader. In response, Ebert quipped that watching a video of his colonoscopy had been more entertaining than watching The Brown Bunny. He also conceded to finding Ebert's colonoscopy comment to be an amusing comeback.