Skip to comments.Hollywood—According To Those "In The Know"
Posted on 01/10/2017 4:40:03 PM PST by EdnaMode
(Author's note: This is the original, unedited version of the article, though I continually update it with relevant material.)
Actors and actresses and comedians and comediennes have exerted enormous influence over this society via TV and cinema. Assuming we should know more about the kind of people exerting that influence, the following. As will be shown, drug use, prostitution (i.e., trading sexual favors for movie roles), and mental illness are very common in Hollywood.
Various entertainment writers have drawn attention to the widespread use of illegal drugs in Hollywood.
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Listen to cartoons without watching.
You're hearing people on dope.
These are our children's true teachers.
From one author who knows many in the movie/entertainment industry, 100% of actors see a shrink regularly.
The Greek word for actors is hupokrites, hypocrites. Play actors. Mask wearers.
My tagline says it quit succinctly.
Read the whole thing.
Quite disturbing. The Corey pair were tossed from person to person, plied with drugs and then basically raped over and over and over.
One director says of the leading ladies in 22 films he’s made, ALL have slept on the casting couch.
I knew a guy who worked with Chevy Chase in his prime. His face would be in a pile of coke akin to the scene in Scarface.
Mental issues run rampant.
Hollywood is “a mean town, run by weird men (mostly) addicted to power, money, deals, drugs, and bimbos.”...
Great quote. I know it applies to investment banking too. After working at 3, trust me.
I used to know a fairly big-time cameraman who told stories of going to Hollywood parties where large bowls of cocaine were set out for guest consumption like chips or other snacks.
But scroll down and read the rest of the article.
He gives one line about almost every actor or actress and how they were lonely or unhappy or depressed or felt like an outsider or didn't like themselves.
The writer is trying to make some kind of a point about actors being abnormal but makes them sound like typical, ordinary human beings or like people we should feel sorry for, rather than attack.
If comedy, say, is linked to deep unhappiness, if you can't have one without the other, what of it? Nobody needs to take political advice from comedians, but why run them down?
I watched a documentary about Rita Hayworth the other night. Rita Hayworth (Margarita Cansino) was dancing in a bar in Tijuana when she was 15 years old when she was discovered by Hollywood “talent scouts’. Her second husband pimped her out to Hollywood directors.
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
I actually got shocked the other day. One of our babysitters was here, a mature, talented blonde woman who does have an agent and goes on calls. She is over 50. She says that the casting couch exists nearly always when she goes in. She refuses and doesn’t get the job. Only one recent gig did not involve a guy trying to hit on her.... he simply waited until a scene where she was to kiss, and proceeded to “demonstrate” the kiss on her. I was kind of shocked that actresses get hit on even at that age.
I saw that as a young abused girl. Music studios open all night with bowls of cocaine. Evil looking characters coming in, bringing more, taking huge wads of cash. It was like the movies. And I’m glad I’m alive.
I’ve met a somewhat famous former actress she was married and refused to sleep with a powerful producer who then ended her career as threatened.
Since the subject centers upon the fantasy industry, I momentarily wonder how nice it would be if the people in audiences weren’t so easy to influence.
And everyone interviewed somehow was the only one they knew not to have prostituted him or herself.
One thing I've noticed:
After watching an older movie with an especially attractive female lead, I go look up her work on IMDB.
A lot of these actresses have one, or maybe just two, major roles and then disappear from the screen.
I'm wondering if this is because they either rejected the casting couch and were blackballed, or decided to get out before they were forced to make a decision between their dignity and their career.
I wonder about Hollywood career arcs too.
They are odd and do not follow a normal career arc in most cases.
“We are going to have to do a much better job of learning and imparting moral truths.”
Excellent article. Charlie Sheen is the poster boy.
Doesn't the casting couch primarily work because it is considered a sordid business that only the most desperate will sink into?
If having whatever kind of sex with a much older person of whichever sex is ever considered completely hunky-dory, then everyone that goes to Hollywood will gladly jump on the casting couch? How will the powers that be decide who to cast?
There may be some limiting factor that will unfortunately only be reached after countless lives have been hopelessly damaged.
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