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06-10-2017, 21:02   #16
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As you said Polanski was committed of rape, yet he still gets films distributed and many Hollywood actors have no problem working with him without howls of outrage.
They brought Woody Allen back into the fold too after his well dodgy seduction and marriage to his adopted daughter. So long as someone makes bank, they get left in the sin bin for a time, but after a while they come back in quietly.

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TLDR; most Hollywood actors are hypocrites and I don't expect too much outrage from them towards Weinstein.
They also tend to be attention junkies so I expect much outrage for a time, each fighting over twitter to be the most supportive/victimised.

When something like this happens in Hollywood, or music biz or the fashion biz and goes public I think: A) sounds like he pissed off enough of the top movers and shakers or this would have never come to light(often they wait until a greasy bastard is dead). After all he kept paying off his previous victims to keep quiet for twenty years. Something changed. B) It's a pressure release valve for the ongoing stuff we never hear about and C) it looks like the industry is "taking this very seriously" and need a sacrificial goat to pin out, but tomorrow another aspiring actress(or actor) willing to do almost anything to be a "star" will be looking down the barrel of another greasy bastard on another casting couch. Business as usual.
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06-10-2017, 21:05   #17
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The Woody Allen thing died down quickly. Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.
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Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.
This would be seen as a venial sin, though a bad one as it went public, the true mortal sin of Hollywood and for which forgiveness is rare is to lose money.
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The Woody Allen thing died down quickly. Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.

Woody Allen and Havey Weinstein were very quick to come to Roman Polanski's defense when he was charged with drugging and raping a 13 year old.
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the "casting couch" has been there since the beginning of Hollywood

how'd you think crap actresses like Sharon Stone got so many parts
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I wouldn't go assuming that any actress is only successful because she put out. It's just a little unfair, unless you've evidence other than your opinion of them as an actress.

Sharon Stone was very beautiful, sometimes that's enough.
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The Hollywood hypocrisy is really exposed with this fella

Meryl Streep I'm hysterics over Trumps grab em by the pussy comments but was the first to give a standing ovation for Polanski even after all he's done and not word out of her criticize this creep

Didn't she say he made her do dodgy stuff back in the day too?

I remember I think it was Tina Fey made a joke at some awards directed at him and all the actors just groaned but once the camera panned to Wein laughing they all joined in, afraid of their lives of his influence even tho his antics were well known
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watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.
I'd doubt it, he and his brother via Miramax (it does add an extra little layer of creepy that he was up using a company named after his mom and dad) hold an absolute tonne of sway and are far more involved in funding and getting movies made, rather than being 'filmmakers' (e.g. director, actor, writer, camera op, etc). He'll likely face very few repercussions from this, certainly unless legal cases mount against him but he's worth over $150mn in America so even then regardless of the case against him he could be OK.

Should we consider that a victory for the 'anti woman Hollywood crowd'?
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The Hollywood hypocrisy is really exposed with this fella

Meryl Streep I'm hysterics over Trumps grab em by the pussy comments but was the first to give a standing ovation for Polanski even after all he's done and not word out of her criticize this creep

Didn't she say he made her do dodgy stuff back in the day too?

I remember I think it was Tina Fey made a joke at some awards directed at him and all the actors just groaned but once the camera panned to Wein laughing they all joined in, afraid of their lives of his influence even tho his antics were well known

Whoopi Goldberg is another big name actor who publicly defended Polanski (it wasn't rape, rape) and even made excuses for him for fleeing the country when found guilty. More recently she did the same for Bill Cosby who oddly enough, was also accused of drugging and raping young women.
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Yeah, think there is considerably more scrutiny after the Cosby incidents.
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Liberal hollywood elitists being hypocrites. If it was a Republican they would be all over it. What is the shock here? They protect their own, always have done unless he steps outside the liberal mindset of course.
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They brought Woody Allen back into the fold too after his well dodgy seduction and marriage to his adopted daughter.
She wasn't his adopted daughter.
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He's hugely powerful but then again so was jimmy saville.
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She wasn't his adopted daughter.

She was Mia Farrow's adopted daughter and who he (Allen) had adopted 2 other children with while he was living with her (Farrow) for 12 years. While he never adopted Soon-Yi Previn, he was a father figure to her which is still pretty messed up.

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Sharon Stone was very beautiful, sometimes that's enough.
And she had a cold demeanor which suited her well for the femme fatale characters she was invariably cast as. She was really good in 'Casino', as well.
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