The Pigs of Hollywood

Weinstein

In the wake of the ever-growing Harvey Weinstein scandal, author and former music journalist Thomas Wictor sent out a tweetstorm on the subject yesterday that is a pretty amazing read (although I do have one caveat with it, which I will discuss later). You can read the entire series of tweets here, but I have condensed them for easy reading:

Harvey Weinstein. I knew about him in 1993. Everybody did.

I spent ten years in Hollywood, working as a music journalist. Published two books about it. Things were very different in 1992-2002. Back then, PRINT was king.

The way Hollywood worked back then was that celebrities hired independent publicists. The publicists represented multiple clients. I was invited to more parties than I can count, as a way to butter me up. Publicists represented established stars and up-and-comers. So I had entrée into Hollywood’s A-list.

I also had guides, a married couple who worked in Hollywood and got off on the total depravity. This couple was nice to me, and they helped advance my career, so I put up with the endless talk of what people did.

I knew about Weinstein as early as 1993. So did everybody else. All these leftist actresses expressing shock are LYING. The ones who attack Trump are fully aware of Weinstein’s history. See, most actresses will do anything to make it big. Weinstein had all access to as many pussy hats as he wanted. But THAT’S no fun! It’s only fun when you cause people to suffer. And EVERYBODY gave Harvey a free pass. Look at the date of THIS. [April, 2015]

Remember how Jennifer Lawrence said nature itself is angry at Donald Trump? Who’s your pal, Jen? Look at her face.
Jen

All that matters to leftists is that the correct words be spoken. Saying the right things gives you freedom to be a monster.

Lisa Bloom is the perfect exemplar of the leftist ethos. That article shows how utterly compromised ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE.

In Hollywood, youth is a commodity. Males and females are fed to the pigs. What makes it so preposterous is that Hollywood isn’t even making good product anymore, and actors are miserable. The only people thriving are pig-men who sate their appetites. And ALL THE WOMEN KNOW.

I have dirt on hundreds of people. They’re racists, hypocrites, druggies, and sexual deviants. But none of these people are criminals. So I won’t reveal their names. But as bad as you think Hollywood is, it’s much worse.

The operative word is “compromised.” People sell their souls. And what happens? In “Scarface,” Al Pacino tells you what happens. You become a pig. On all levels.

An Iraqi Shia cleric said one of the most profound things I’ve ever heard. He was asked if he wanted booze and nightclubs banned in Iraq. “No,” he said. “If you have no opportunity to sin, then you can’t call yourself a moral person.” The moral person CHOOSES TO NOT SIN, regardless of the temptations. But Hollywood rationalizes its sins and CRIMES by puking out leftist talking points. And the young men and women–and the children–are fed to the pigs.

Al Pacino plays Satan in “The Devil’s Advocate.” “Vanity is DEFINITELY my favorite sin,” he says. It’s because vanity leads to all the OTHER sins and crimes. Every one of these leftist actresses who hate Trump? They’re ALL covering up for the pig-men.

Electoral extermination is the only thing that these people will understand. In 2018 and 2020, remember the pig-men.

Obviously the elephant in the room, as far as these tweets go, is that by his own admission, Wictor himself knew what Weinstein and the other Hollywood abusers were up to almost 25 years ago, but like the leftists he is criticizing, he is only speaking up on it now. As he admits, it helped his career to stay silent on it all those years, and given that he is only talking about it now that his career is over, means that he owns some of the responsibility for those horrible things.

But that is between him and God. The points he raises here are valuable and correct. Hollywood is a cesspool to rival Las Vegas; maybe even to rival Sodom and Gomorrah. Weinstein is just the beginning, just one pig in a city full of them. Watch “Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam” or “An Open Secret” if you doubt that. And as Wictor says, everyone knows about it. They know exactly what happens to young women and children on casting couches and at hedonistic Hollywood parties every day. And they make the deliberate choice to look the other way and allow those violations to continue, because telling the truth about one studio boss means the jobs stop coming in from all of them.

That’s the price of wealth and fame – not necessarily doing something evil yourself, but just looking the other way when others do, and having to deal with the guilt of that for the rest of your life. Sometimes selling your soul just means keeping your mouth shut. And knowing, deep down, that all the far-left activism you do won’t be enough to wash that moral complicity away. God knows the truth, and now so do the rest of us.

“Remember the pig-men”, indeed. Their victims most certainly do.

15 comments to The Pigs of Hollywood

  • Raoul Ortega

    So when do we learn the names of some of the other “pig-men”? Until we do, this just looks like someone is out to get Harv personally, and to benefit from this particular pig-man’s downfall. And that means there’s no reason to celebrate, ’cause that’s just “business as usual.”

    • Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are both known abusers of underage girls who still work regularly. Victor Salva is a known (and convicted) abuser of underage boys who still gets work. Bryan Singer and several other gay filmmakers have been credibly accused of abusing underage boys (watch An Open Secret) but still get work. Joss Whedon, Harvey Weinstein and many others have been credibly accused of treating the young women in their films like sex objects.

      And that’s just the producers and directors whose stories have come out credibly and recently. If I tried to list everyone that the rumors fly about (or, God help us, started talking about the actors and actresses), it would take me all day. Look up actors accused of sexual harassment sometime – it’s basically all of them. Just today Ben Affleck was accused of groping an actress while she was still “just a kid”, and ADMITTED to it. https://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/10/11/ben-affleck-issues-lame-apology-to-actress-he-groped-still-silent-on-this-offense/

      This is not just a few cases – Hollywood is a very dirty town, full of ugly secrets they don’t want people to know.

      • My perception is that it’s always been like that (probably a lot of movie execs went into the business just for that perk), but the Sexual Revolution of the ’70s made it cool. And that attitude lingers in an almost hermetically sealed environment.

      • Raoul Ortega

        Exactly. Which is why all the triumphalist talk about “taking down Hollywood” is premature at best, or demonstrates a lack of understanding of how that sleazy little world works.

        Ol’ Harv made an enemy, and this is the best way to take him out, at least for now. “Nothing personal, just business.” If he lays low for a few years, after his European “rehabilitation”, he’ll be “back in the saddle” like Woody and Roman and Josh all the other creeps. (See, also, Billy Jeff Clinton-Rodham)

        • Rufus

          Raoul,

          As I wrote yesterday, I’m cautiously optimistic the worm may finally turn. The information gatekeepers’ influence is diminished immensely thanks to the Internet. If you haven’t seen it, there are some great little Twitter exchanges on Twitchy tearing Ben Affleck to shreds. Within minutes of him posting sanctimonious drivel he’s excoriated, (forgive me, God, but it is fun to watch). Folks even dug up video of him inappropriately touching starlets and making overly suggestive comments to female interviewers. And within minutes of the footage being posted the women involved chimed in.

          Not more than 15 years ago Affleck would have made a statement to Variety (in a back deal exchange for a later, exclusive interview or some other quid pro quo) and that would have been the end of it. Today, he tries to make a statement and is attacked and refuted by an army of lilliputians who have the ability to publicly reach the same sized audience he can.

          I think you’re right that there are reasons Weinstein was fed to the hounds now, but I’m not sure the genie can be put back in the bottle, like it could in the past.

  • Rufus

    Good post, JimmyC. A huge benefit of the Internet is people are gaining the ability to self produce. I hope that continues. It could eliminate the power of pigmen like Harvey Weinstein.

    Regarding Wictor, I don’t know him or the circumstances, but there’s a good chance the law factors into his desire to go public. Like everyone here, I’ve witnessed abusive and inappropriate behavior. I’m not always the best at speaking up, my wife is much better, but sometimes I have. And, on some occasions I’ve had to weigh my position with the situation, the people involved, the law and the likelihood there would be any benefit. Sometimes speaking up can result in more harm to the victim.

    In Wictor’s situation, it may not be cowardice. There are libel and slander laws too. Making a statement about someone with deep pockets could have the sole result of draining one’s life savings, enriching some lawyers and a court order prohibiting anyone from publishing your accusation, even if true.

    Floyd would know much better than I, but if one isn’t a victim or a witness the law is probably going to work against you if you try to help. I’ve read some people suggest that people with information should go to journalists, and at least the allegations would get out in the public. But Ronan Farrow tried that, with videotaped interviews, a recording of Weinstein and reams of well-researched affadavits and even he got rebuked by NBC news. Even when a guy with the courage of James O’Keefe or Steven Crowder spends weeks gathering undercover video while infiltrating an organization they can lose big dollars in lawsuits and have the media and attorneys shut them down.

  • Rufus

    E.P. and a few others here know the psychology more than I, but I imagine most folks in Hollywood fear public humiliation more than anything, including bankruptcy.

    Many are so insecure they will do anything (including stuff pigs like Harvey Weinstein request) for admiration; to be “liked.” It’s not virtue signalling that draws many of them to causes like global warming, it’s a desire to be seen in a heroic light, to be revered. Harvey Weinstein was publicly humiliated last weekend. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence were publicly humiliated today. Meryl Streep, Judi Densch…

    I would guess the fear of waking up tomorrow and finding they are the focus of ridicule will drive many to get out in front of this issue publicly. We could very well see a mad race to outdo one another in the naming of names and accounting past abuses.

    • It’s truly remarkable that in his first statement after being accused (the one where he said “it was the ’60s”), Weinstein made a point to say that he was going to be focusing on fighting the NRA and Trump. That was like the Mother of All Virtue Signals, telling everybody “look how liberal I am! I’m one of the good guys!” and hoping that would convince his fellow lefties to rush to his defense. Obviously it was too little, too late, but the sad thing is, up until recently, it probably would have worked.

  • At the risk of being a contrarian it’s unfair to paint the whole industry in a negative light.

    I’ve spoken to dozens of actors, directors and screenwriters over the years who just wanted to make movies. They sacrificed plenty to do so and often worked in the indie arena for little monetary reward to keep their visions whole.

    And every industry has its share of monsters who get away with so much without repercussions.

    The difference, and it’s a huge one, is other industries aren’t lecturing us on how to vote, how to keep the Earth green and how to conduct our lives. Nor are they insulting us from every podium possible.

    Celebrities are. That’s why this matters. And why the scandal has only just begun.

    • Valid points, CT, but if spending 21 years in the belly of the beast, post- and actual production, taught me anything, it’s the majority of Hollywood circles its lefty wagon, and it only got worse after Bush took office. All the anti-Weinstein posturing will pass soon enough, and the couches will be the last things you’ll want to scan with a blacklight.

    • It is interesting how a lot of people jump in and say me too, once somebody started the ball rolling. I suppose if you REALLY wanted to be an actor it would be difficult to attempt legal action against a person of power in your chosen field of endeavor. But the real question to me is WHY would you want to be involved in an industry where things like this are OK? Is their quest for adoration that strong that they will endure stuff like that?

      • kishke

        Exactly. The “victims” in essence knowingly prostituted themselves. The payment was success in their chosen field. Some took payment in cash as well (e.g. McGowan). Many of these people are anyway in the business of selling sex onscreen; perhaps they see this as just an extension of that. Awful people all around, on both sides of the transaction.

  • kishke

    The victims were complicit. What would a moral person have done when faced with the choice of servicing Weinstein or losing a part? These were adults not children, and they made their disgusting choices just as Weinstein did. Not to justify his behavior, or the behavior of his enablers, but let’s not pretend that the “victims” bear no blame. Prime example is Rose McGowan, who is exoriating the men who were silent, but she herself took money to remain silent.

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