A Letter From Our CEO – Now, Community Matters More Than Ever (COVID – 19)

Read Here

Anything Goes : Sir Ian Mckellen "Women Partly to Blame. Actresses Sleep with Directors for Roles" by Jake Pasley

Jake Pasley

Sir Ian Mckellen "Women Partly to Blame. Actresses Sleep with Directors for Roles"

Women are partly to blame for showbiz sex scandal, says Sir Ian
Women are partly to blame for showbiz sex scandal, says Sir Ian
Stage and screen star Sir Ian McKellen has spoken out about the sex scandal in film and theatre,claiming women are partly responsible because some tell directors they'll sleep with them to win roles.…
LindaAnn Loschiavo

And how many directors did he have to blow to get his roles?

Jake Pasley

Good one.

Justin Lim

A woman might say "If I want to sell my body for a role, SO WHAT? It's my choice". Can we blame men for propositioning sex from women for a role? Any thoughts?

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Justin Lim: Since time began, people in authority have propositioned employees, those lower on the social ladder, etc. for SEX. When your boss is Matt Lauer and you work for NBC and you want to say "no," it's not the same as a restaurant patron asking his waitress for sex -- where it's easier for her to summon a manager, say "no" and not fear she'll be fired, she'll never work again, etc. There was a culture of fear in Hollywood and actresses who said "no" [Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, etc.] often found their careers in tatters. That is called "retaliation," which is another form of abuse.

Other topics in Anything Goes:

register for stage 32 Register / Log In