Whilst there are many real victims of sexual abuse in Hollywood, many A-list actors and actresses have willingly and cynically slept with producers to secure key roles. These individuals have enabled and perpetuated a corrupt system – they are not victims.
Stage and screen star Sir Ian McKellen (pictured with Kevin Spacey in 2009) has spoken out about the sex scandal in film and theatre
Women are partly to blame for showbiz sex scandal, says Sir Ian McKellen: Star claims some actresses tell directors they will sleep with them to win roles
Stage and screen star Sir Ian McKellen has spoken out about the sex scandal in film and theatre,claiming women are partly responsible because some tell directors they’ll sleep with them to win roles.
‘People must be called out and it’s sometimes very difficult for victims to do that,’ the Lord Of The Rings star said in a talk at the Oxford Union recently.
‘I hope we’re going through a period that will help to eradicate it altogether. But from my own experience, when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs. . . some of them had at the bottom of their photograph ‘DRR’ — directors’ rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me.
‘That was commonplace from people who proposed that they should be a victim. Madness. People have taken advantage of that and encouraged it and it absolutely will not do.’
Lia Marie Johnson
jimmydabosh: Apparently Winona Ryder slept with Harvey Weinstein on multiple occasions to secure a part in Shakespeare In Love, only for Weinstein to fuck Gwyneth Paltrow, like her better and give the part to her instead.
I feel sorry for both women who had to touch that sewer troll’s dick but let’s be real, they chose to do that. Both Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino were blacklisted for having integrity.
Weinstein is the Bernie Madoff of this whole sexual abuse dumpster fire. Countless producers, directors and moneymen in Hollywood are using the ‘casting couch’ and countless actresses, and actors, are lining up to bend over it. They’re throwing Weinstein to the wolves while throwing payoffs all over town to hide their transgressions. This won’t change anything though, I guarantee there’ll be somebody sucking a cock for a role literally today.
JackHavoc161: Except for that kid and Kevin Spacey
PantsMcGillicuddy: This fucking sub…where sexual abuse and human trafficking is the worst conspiracy in the world….and also, there’s no such thing as a power dynamic that pushes said sexual abuse and victims aren’t really victims.
psy_raven: Actresses on using sex to get famous:
>Actress gets paid to get naked on screen so millions will pay to see their genitals and boobs. In some cases, actually have unsimulated sex or oral sex. At the least, their entire body is groped by someone they don’t even know while an entire staff is watching. In some scenes, they do humiliating sexual acts. They become famous. They get rich. They are brave and a role-model.
>Actress get naked and have sex with a producer to get a role which will make him/her famous and get paid. They are victims.
Can someone explain this to me?
Ayzmo: There’s a difference between doing something because you want to do it and feeling as though you have no other option or you can’t succeed.
This is no different than saying that someone who is hazed and then later reports it is not a victim.
HotBananaa: Completely agree.
There is a difference from being a Cory Feldman, a kid, and getting sexually abused and a 22 year old actress who gets approached for sex and told you wont have a career unless you do it. Guess what? You prostituted yourself for a career. You arent a victim you are an idiot.
GranimalSnake: I’m going to guess there’s more of them, than people feeling they were victims.
So, do you now come forward and reveal you compromised your integrity to appear glamorous and become famous? What happens if you do?
naga_eater: This is some intense victim blaming.
It’s not the system it’s the victims who are to blame, absolutely despicable.
mtlotttor: Let’s not make victims out of people who are ambitious at any personal cost. Then you might as well start attacking women for marrying rich me or marrying without love.
beansprout10282016: This. What an honest post.
Loose-ends: *Sir* Ian McKellan, who just happens to be gay, standing beside his good buddy Kevin Spacey, who’s only just come out of the closet after his predations of young male assistants on numerous film sets and locations have come to light, just happens to be the one making this accusation against female actresses in an attempt to lay as much of the blame for the sexploitation of women in Hollywood on their shoulders, not the completely unprofessional and reprehensible producers, directors, agents and male stars who deliberately and repeatedly took advantage of them whether they were willing to be exploited that way or not.
We have yet to hear or see any claims against McKellar… yet, but it’s to his and Spacey’s benefit that it’s something of a distraction away from the homosexual advances and assaults being carried out by people in their position as prominent actors in the very same manner
Bakatcha_Bandit: This abuse is built into the molecular structure of the film system. They’re all guilty, so why is this being coming out now? What did Weinstein and these others do to justify being brought out as sacrificial lambs? I think this a kind of Night of the Long Knives purge.
scotty_2_hotty_af: No sympathy for the whores, even if they did “go to acting school for SEVEN years!!” Boohoo. People with integrity don’t whore themselves out for money. Women have the power to choose what they do with their bodies. So unless they were forced to have sex, they’re not victims. When you drop your panties and bend over like a good little girl so you can be famous and get paid millions, you’re just a whore, plain and simple.
Cunty_Balls: Will Smith
venCiere: This is not a very realistic conclusion. Who wants to be a whore to have a livelihood? “Willingly and cynically” is not a place ppl come to by choice.
MantisGr33n: Time to name and shame those that sucked a lot of dick to get to the top.
sock_lover: The only difference from prostitutes complaining about sexual “harassment” from paying customers is the price tag.
“He invited me to a private audition in his hotel room and opened the door in his silk bathrobe, I can’t believe he came onto me after I went into his room and locked the door behind me. I am super model hot and live in Hollywood, men has never done anything like this before to me, how could I possibly know?”
“Oh, so you said no and tried to leave when you figured it out, but he forcibly restrained you?”
“Weeell… I am a victim ffs!!! I wasted the millions I earned and need the spotlight again”
_-dO_Ob-_: How I feel about almost all of this. For the most part everyone is coming forward out of convenience and to further them selves one more time.
StefanYellowCurry: Thank you
Singularity2soon: Thank You! It was quid pro qua Clarice!
sock_lover: And ofc, they only compain 30 years and 50 million dollars later when they are old news.
tanmanlando: Idk if you’re working a job and your boss tells all the women who interview they have to sleep with him or not be hired I would call those victims. I’m sure some women were able to use their sex appeal and slept around just for parts under the thought process of using sex as their way in but I don’t think that’s going to be the majority
Uknown Actress Penetrated With Belt in La Maitresse (1976)