Hollywood is in chaos, and all because of one man: Harvey Weinstein. Multiple allegations of rape, sexual harassment and trading sex for movie roles have forced one of the most powerful men in show business out of his company and begging for help and forgiveness. But the ripples extending from the wake of Weinstein’s dramatic fall extend much further than his business and personal relationships and so far show no signs of abating. From the women he allegedly abused, to the associates who allegedly knew about his behavior all along but stayed silent, to the A-list actors and actresses who depend on him
Comments: Word is Georgina Chapman´s Marquesa jewelry licensee is backing out, too.
My daughter worked in the movie business in PR about 10 years ago, when she was in her early 20´s. She was a bit star struck and was thrilled to have close and daily access to people like Johnny Depp (hot), Keira Knightly (serious eating disorder), Orlando Bloom (smelly), Kevin Spacey (hilarious) and Robert DiNiro ("Bob" to her). After about two years she moved on to less sexy areas of PR like real estate and medical technology because she began to see the entertainment business as vacuous. When this story broke, all she said was that Hollywood as a whole is filthy and disturbing, little more than a racket for powerful perverted men to use the vulnerable, ambitious, beautiful and callow without fear of reprisal or prosecution. I personally have never been particularly enthralled by movies but if Hollywood is simply a huge brothel funded by movie profits no wonder the products are so bad.
Hollywood survived after Fatty Arbuckle it will survive after Weinstein and Bill Cosby. Another pervert will fill the void and democrats will hustle for bucks they provide to the party. Bad movies and remakes will continue just like always. The look on my face right now is I don´t care or ever cared just like the NFL. I have never star gazed or was ever concerned about their painted on lives on the ´red carpet. How many Batman sequels can be made like Jurassic Park and Jaws?
I agree very much with the assessment that Hollywood has become a role model for our children. Probably even for some of us but have rehabilitated. I believe there is a much better role model but that is just me.
How can these Harvey Weinstein accusations cause chaos in Hollywood when it has been a chaotic climate since the beginning?
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little guy, 10/12/2017 8:16:36 AM (No. 11414322)
Couldn´t care less if all of "Hollywood" (in the many places it is located) met the same deserving fate as Sodom & Gomorrah. Couldn´t happen to a better crowd that worked hard to earn their fate and the wrath of God.
Hard to say which came first in this chicken/egg scenario. Do powerful men take advantage of sweet innocent women ... or do conniving women see the power and are drawn to it? No one yet has stated old, fat pock-marked Harvey ripped their clothes off or even drugged them like Cosby. Seems the ladies dropped their garments willingly ... or at least as a bribe that often worked!
Hollywood keeps braying about "their art". Seems to me we are witnessing the real art in Hollywood and that is the oldest profession in the world is alive and well and thriving in that community. Their sanctimonious rants on everything from weather to women´s rights is a joke. Who are they to lecture anyone on with their wrongheaded opinions. They have zero moral authority, but I´ll give them this, they have loud mouths and a whole lot of hubris. I seldom go to a movie and see no reason to alter that decision. Why put money in the pockets of pervers and sexual abusers? Ashley Judd is especially hypocritical with her cowardice in the face of real sexual abuse....some feminist. She is like all the others...willing to do whatever was necessary to get the right break.
Yes, because only when others are present and actually SEE a girl, against her wishes, watching Harvey Weinstein take a shower and when others actually SEE Harvey Weinstein try to force a young actress up to his hotel room, swearing by his children he´s not going to do something he´s used to like groping her breasts, THEN Ben and his ilk can condemn this behavior. Because of course until that happens, like Lanny Davis would say, "There is no POOF."
and help ensure there are more women in positions of power
Why? So women in power can force men to watch them take showers? Is it a given that ALL men in power merely want to take advantage of women and get away with it for years because people like Ben who KNEW it was happening would enable the behavior?
I get it Ben; because Harvey Weinstein was a KNOWN pervert and got away with being a KNOWN pervert by the Great Land of Pretend (including YOU), ALL men would do the same thing and only a woman in power would prevent it.
There is only ONE ultimate Trickster and he is not Man. He knows all who came after him and he knows them better than they know themselves. He gleefully rubs his hands rapidly together as he watches them try to mimic him and in doing so they spin the web that forever traps them. An so, hey Harv! How´s TRICKS?
FTA ~ “Absolutely nothing will change long-term in Hollywood. It’s not a town of men versus women. It’s a town of the powerful versus the desperate,” said Hollywood film producer Colin Goldman."
Of course! All these stars coming forth are now trying to CYA. They knew.. they may not have personally seen it happen, but they knew. And the Democrats are just as guilty. They take any money they can get from the rich and powerful. Another reason they hate Trump! They know he isn´t on the take because he doesn´t have to.
Does any thinking person really care about this ´scandal?´ Female Hollywood stars and star wannabes, that parade around the world with little or nothing on, act (?) in sleazy movies full of nudity and simulated sex, are hard to feel sorry for!
I was watching a report on the Weinstein situation yesterday and I was suddenly reminded of that deep cut track on the Eagles´ "Long Run" album called "The King of Hollywood." If they weren´t singing about Weinstein specifically, they were certainly singing about a predatory culture that has existed in the film industry for decades.
Let´s take a look. Is the decadence any different, less disgusting, or wide spread than it has been lo these many years in that beautiful place, "Hollywood"? So, what else is new? These people have been swapping wives and husbands, taking drugs, posturing for an admiring public, and covering up this kind of behavior since the days of Mac Sennett and Cecil B. DeMille.
Now, when the bloated carcass becomes available, who feasts on it like the carrion creatures that they are, the rest of the Hollywood elite. The Meryl Streeps, and the rest of the vultures who used to join in the "glamour" of this swolen pathetic former icon, Weinstein, now treat him like a pinata for the preservation of their own "star" status.
I haven´t seen a movie for more than 20 years so I don´t have a dog in this hunt. But let me add this one admonishment: A plague on ALL of your houses.
All of these powerful Hollywood A-listers doing their best Sgt Schultz impersonation and "applauding" the courage of the women who have stepped forward. I envision them all standing there, doing the slow clap of sincerity.
"On Wednesday, the academy released a statement calling Weinstein’s alleged behavior “repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents” and announced that its board of governors would hold a special meeting Saturday to review his membership."
It´s a wonder the author of the above didn´t choke to death muttering such hypocrisy?
Hollywood and it´s products have been living in the gutter for years and it´s High Standards died years ago!
Um, Rose, perhaps you should re-think your clothing choices. Given the dress you’re wearing in that photo, I’m not surprised that some man would think you were asking for it. But then, I’m just an old lady who was raised to not dress like a slut.
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