Three months after Harvey Weinstein crashed from his pedestal, barely a day goes by without another entertainment industry figure tumbling into disgrace.
The swarm of sexual misconduct allegations continues to unleash aftershocks that will reverberate through the Oscars. Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and other once-revered figures are banished from award contention while films centered on women are tipped to prosper.
The question is whether the jolts will effect lasting change in an industry still dominated by men and driven by money. Hollywood scandals, after all, have come and gone for over a century. “Boss’s sexual harassment a lot more cautious lately,” said a recent headline on the satirical website the Onion.