Filmmaking / Directing : Do you think a documentary film will be made about the rise and fall of Bill Cosby? by LindaAnn Loschiavo

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Do you think a documentary film will be made about the rise and fall of Bill Cosby?

One title comes to mind: "Cosby on the Couch." Yes, "couch" has 2 meanings.

Jean-Pierre Chapoteau

Has he fallen though?

LindaAnn Loschiavo

@ Jean-Pierre - - the mask Cosby hid behind, of a benevolent TV Dad and a happily married man and a generous philanthropist, that MASK has cracked open. No institutions want his money. The Navy stripped him of an honorary title. He resigned from Temple University's board and was pushed out by Spelman College and others. Shows are being cancelled. What more proof do you want??? "Internet rage pushes 'America's Dad' Bill Cosby off his pedestal" - - here's a good article in The Los Angeles Times - -

Jean-Pierre Chapoteau

Yeah I'm not defending him but he hasn't been proven guilty so these are still allegations. For all we know, Tomorrow they could all be proven false then the movie would be just fan fiction. And he isn't living out on the street so I don't understand how he's fallen. Isn't he still married? I know this can all change tomorrow as well. I'm just saying this subject is hot now so of course it seems like a good idea, but would it be in the long run? We don't know.

Ardua de Potomac

I'm quite certain a film will be made. The question is, will something be rushed to production now, while this sad topic is hot, or later, after we see if he does get prosecuted for anything? Even if he does not get prosecuted, he might still be sued for civil damages, depending on the statute of limitations in the state of alleged attacks. Those types of lawsuits, for better or for worse, are easier to move forward than criminal indictments. If people sue him, that can easily go into a script. If nobody ever sues him, the film makers would have to worry about getting sued by Cosby, depending on what they put in the script. But some of us did not even know he liked to party regularly at the Playboy Club, so I think there is plenty of undisputed factual material already available to write a biopic that would interest viewers. The reason we have a statute of limitations for almost everything except murder is that physical evidence and people's memories are not very good after many years have gone by. Just think for a moment about what a nightmare it would be to try to defend yourself on charges related to something that happened 5 years ago, or even 10 or 20. That said, I do not believe there is suddenly a conspiracy to defame Cosby, and to say a woman is crying rape to seek fame is ridiculous--nobody wants to be famous for that. (And I'm not sure women would jump on that bandwagon even to sue for money.) His relationships or encounters with these women are, perhaps, far different in his memories than in the memories of those women. I don't think he can lift this dark cloud hanging over him now, and I'm sure we will see a fairly dark biopic coming out.

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Tamara Green, once drugged and molested by Cosby, is now an attorney. She found a clever new way to sue him - - -

Mark LaFever

I almost feel bad laughing, but that is a very clever title.

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Mark, and no one has thought of it . . . yet! Ha!

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