Helen Mirren Talks Date-Rape

By: Betsy Waldman / September 2, 2008

Actress Helen Mirren may have won over the Academy, but it when it comes to her views on date-rape, she may be making enemies with womens’ rights advocates.

According to the BBC News, in the October issue of GQ, the 63-year-old thespian admitted that “no” means “no,” usually.

But if a woman voluntarily engages in sexual activity with a man and says “no” at the last minute, then “I don’t think she can have that man into court under those circumstances.”

Mirren told the magazine that years ago she had been raped “a couple of times” and was “locked in a room and made to have sex against my will.”

Of course, Helen Mirren’s not the only woman to spout puzzling views on womens’ rights lately.