For years, there were no-so-secret whispers about director Bryan Singer’s alleged predatory ways. And in 2019, those whispers became published accounts when The Atlantic released an exposé on Bryan. The Atlantic heard from four individuals who say the director sexually assaulted them while they were minors- all of which he denied. And more horrible stories followed. But again, it didn’t seem to come as a shock to Hollywood, as one source told the publication, “After the Harvey Weinstein news came out, everyone thought Bryan Singer would be next.” Now, four years later, Bryan’s using the Louis C.K. blueprint of waiting a few years and then self-financing his comeback- by making a documentary addressing the sexual assault allegations against him.
Once the claims, which date back to the 90s, came to light- the industry seemingly wiped its hands clean of Bryan Singer, and since then, he’s been living in Israel. But now Bryan is reportedly shopping around three different movie pitches- probably to the most unsavory suites in Hollywood- hoping one or two of them will have a frail enough moral backbone to say “yes.” Variety reports that if he gets the funding, the features would be “set in and around Israel.”
Bryan hasn’t directed a movie since getting fired back in 2017 from the Queen musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for “feuding with his cast and crew, and had disappeared from the set for days at a time.” Looks like 20th Century Fox couldn’t take another second of his mess cause they axed him even with only three weeks of filming left.
Bryan’s plan to orchestrate a comeback includes making a
documentary public relations promo, which will be self-funded, to probably just deny his alleged victim’s claims some more. According to The Daily Beast:
Singer’s documentary, sources told Variety, will cover the numerous sexual misconduct allegations that have been leveled against him over the years, as well as chart his attempts at a career comeback.
One of Singer’s accusers, Victor Valdovinos, alleges that when he was 13, the director selected him to be an extra on the film Apt Pupil and subsequently assaulted Valdovinos during a shower scene.
Singer has also faced claims that he raped a 17-year-old boy in 2003, and was accused of raping a minor in 2014 in a lawsuit that was later withdrawn.
Bless (not really) Bryan Singer’s creepy little heart if he thinks his comeback scheme will magically erase all the horror stories about him. Let alone that doing a self-funded documentary to prove his innocence is the alleged rapist version of OJ Simpson’s If I Did It. And NOBODY asked for that.