Who would have ever guessed that the Hollywood director who’s spent 40 years on the run from a statutory rape charge wouldn’t be a fan of women speaking up about shitty behavior? Oh, we all have our hands up?I guess we’re all in agreement that we all saw this one coming.
On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they’re wiping the greasy stains of Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski off their membership list. They claimed the decision was made because they “require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.”
Bill Cosby was an obvious choice; last week he was found guilty of sexual assault. And I guess they tacked Roman Polanski on because it’s not a great look to get rid of one convicted rapist and keep someone who pled guilty to statutory rape. Roman could have slunk away quietly back to his European hideout, but he can’t take a hint and plans to appeal the Academy’s decision.
Since October, there have been many conversations by famous people about the awful creeps of Hollywood. The vast majority being that time’s up on their awful creep behavior. But lurking behind the corner of some of those conversations have been questions like: “But what about that Roman Polanski petition you signed…“. Natalie Portman wants to be excluded from that narrative from here on out, because she’s sorry she ever signed it.
The year 2003 was probably a pretty great year for Quentin Tarantino. And while it might have been good for Quentin, the feeling obviously wasn’t mutual because now 2003 is reaching through the space time continuum to pimp slap a bitch.
As Allison noted yesterday, a 2003 Howard Stern interview Quentin did while promoting Kill Bill has surfaced like a seriously fucked up penny. In that interview, Quentin vigorously and gleefully defended Roman Polanski by suggesting that his 13 year old victim was a party girl who was asking for it. Sorry Quentin, looks like 2018 hates you even harder.
And the award for Most Overwrought Performance of Contrition goes to… Kate Winslet!
Last night Kate accepted a London Critics’ Circle award, and she finally spoke on the question that keeps hounding so many women (and sadly fewer men) in Hollywood these days: How do you feel about having worked with [insert creep’s name here]? Entertainment Weekly reports that Kate was moved by the Women’s Marches of late to speak out against the pervy and powerful. And she should know, she’s worked with some of the worst.
If there was ever any doubt about how clueless and unremorseful Roman Polanski is about his current situation as a wanted man, then his recent remarks about missing his pal and fellow disgraced shit-stain Harvey Weinstein over the holidays should really clue you in. Roman has been holed up in the swank, uber rich resort town of Gstaad, Switzerland. According to New York Daily News, Harvey usually makes a yearly pilgrimage there and does a private screening at the Palace Hotel. But this year he was a no show. I wonder why?