This Hollywood Scandal Is Different

The industry’s image of itself as morally enlightened has been destroyed.

In a sense, Hollywood is facing its first-ever real scandal. What’s going on now has made the movie industry do something it perhaps has never done before: feel deeply ashamed about itself. A famously self-confident, indeed smug, institution is questioning its basic norms.

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  • simus1

    People living fake lives in a fake environment where only the narcotics are real.

    • Jabberwokk

      Bam!

  • JusticeVegas

    Well, well….it’s about time NR realized this when everyone in middle America knew it 30 years ago. It will be interesting to see how George Clooney can salvage his career since he was under Weinstein’s desk since 1996. Good riddance to Hollywood and hello Bollywood!

    • Jabberwokk

      Tanuk Tanuk 2: The Tanukening

  • Clausewitz

    They’re actors. They may “act” contrite, but I’m calling Bull Shit.

    • UCSPanther

      The entertainment industry is becoming a cultural Love Canal, where the denizens are being forced to face the vile reality of what lies beneath their feet.

      Worse, they have to face the realization that they created the contaminants themselves, and there is no moving away from it…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The flip side is that some of the women were hardly sexual doormats. I’m talking about you, Clara Bow, Joan Crawford and Ava Gardner. And today, the Kardashians are the gold standard of trashy femininity.

  • Linda1000

    I have watched maybe two movies in the last 10+ years and I can’t remember which ones. Did I miss anything?

    • simus1

      Paid real money to watch a Hollywood product? Sorry, can’t help you.

  • Hard Little Machine

    No. A month of screaming and chest pounding and finger pointing will go a long way to cleansing the stain. Of course nothing will change but it never was supposed to. The industry is about sex and drugs and power. That it makes the occasional movie is a side effect.