Tag : hollywood

Johnny Depp: New Movies and #MeToo

6 hours ago / 0 comments

There is a disturbingly long, and ever-growing, list of sexual assault allegations made against some of the most reputable men in Hollywood. The media frenzy around the #MeToo movement has been wide, and criticism about Johnny Depp and his casting in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is no exception. The public … Read More

Pressures of the Industry: Celebrities and the Relationship Between Fame and Mental Illness

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

*TW: This article contains discussion of mental illness and suicide* The arts world has a large problem with mental illness; from superheroes to Disney princesses, singers and authors, many celebrities struggle with the trappings of fame. Trying to remain a good role model while pleasing masses and tending to your … Read More

Is ‘#MeToo’ through? What the Asia Argento allegations should (or shouldn’t) mean for a movement founded on the efforts of black women

2 months ago / 0 comments

The #MeToo movement is a social movement against the prevalent sexual assault and harassment taking place in society. Now a hashtag utilised by online audiences (majority female) to share harrowing yet unfortunately all too common situations of abuse, the movement originally comprised wealthy, high status women calling out their experiences … Read More

Does Talent Trump Abuse In Hollywood?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Following her 2016 Best Actress Oscar win for her portrayal of a sexual abuse victim in Room, Brie Larson had to present the award of Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars to alleged sexual predator, Casey Affleck. It was thought that to prevent another uncomfortable encounter, the Academy would take … Read More

The narrative of LGBT+ abuse needs to change in Hollywood

9 months ago / 0 comments

Hollywood hasn’t always been this way. Ironically one could argue that the early days of cinema was far better for presentation than what we get nowadays. While admittedly these gay characters were often played with high levels of camp (and why the terms ‘pansy’ and ‘sissy’ became associated with male … Read More

Times Up: We need to push for action, not words

10 months ago / 0 comments

In the midst of this watershed moment, where many are calling out sexual misconduct and demanding diversity in the workplace, the importance of not only speaking out, but also taking action, is paramount. The Hollywood industry, in recent years particularly, is one that has been characterised by this struggle for … Read More

Why #Metoo Is Not Synonymous With ‘Men Too’

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual abuse scandal is one that needs no introduction: it has been the – perhaps unsurprising – revelation that women in Hollywood are being abused, manipulated and raped by men in positions of power. It is the systematic and institutionalised exploitation of women. Yet , … Read More

New Star Wars Triology- A Cynical Hollywood Cashgrab?

12 months ago / 0 comments

It was announced earlier this month that Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming eighth instalment to the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, is set to direct a “brand new trilogy”, entirely separate from Episodes VII-IX. Reading this news on starwars.com, I couldn’t help but feel like the quotes from … Read More

The Roman Polanski Retrospective and its Moral Implications

1 year ago / 0 comments

Hannah Stokes discusses the recent retrospective held for Oscar award-winning director, Roman Polanski, and discusses the possible need to separate art from artist. This Monday, a retrospective for Roman Polanski opened at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. Polanski is a French-polish director with a long career, his works including famous … Read More

The end of Kevin Spacey?

1 year ago / 0 comments

I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out 1/3— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017 Anthony Rapp, the actor famous for playing Lieutenant Paul Stamets in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has made headlines recently for accusing Kevin ... Read More