Sometimes it’s important to take a moment and think.
To put our heads together, and rally…
October 14, 2017 11:51 AM EDTGood Saturday to you! I was thinking about your comment about this being a difficult time in Hollywood to write books that romance the place. So I looked the word up in the dictionary. I did not know there is always an element of “mystery” associated with “romance.” Mystery and excitement. Maybe the excitement right now is women banding together and making their voices heard. And as for the mystery, that’s always what the future holds. As usual you have got me THINKING, thank you so much!
October 14, 2017 12:09 PM EDTIt does feel as if it’s an unusual time of women banding together. Some good has to come from that. But I also recall that your character Billie was very savvy about side-stepping abusive situations with a minimum of fuss and drama. I remember wanting to be more that way myself.
October 14, 2017 12:39 PM EDTThe one time someone caught me unawares and grabbed at me on set in between takes, I swung around and hit him in the face, hard. So much for sidestepping. But my job didn’t depend on me being pleasant, nor was I beholden to the slappee for my employment. And it was in a semi-public space, and further I could reach his face. Weinstein not only is a monstrous personality, physically he’s monstrous too. Those women who made their voices heard, now thirty in number, are wonderful.
October 14, 2017 12:50 PM EDTSo much for confusing the author with her character. Bravo.
Sometimes it’s important to take a moment to yourself…
Sometimes the best thing to do is pick up a book and see what instruction or solace you can find in its pages…
The friend I was talking to earlier today, author William Kuhn, is giving away a free digital copy of his new novel Prince Harry Boy to Man if you sign up for his mailing list. If you are in need of a deliciously light, yet profoundly deep coming of age story, a wise and sometimes sensationally sly story, a great escape from the ordinary (in these particularly ugly times) this might be just your cup of tea.
One moment my friends…
I’ve just read this in the Los Angeles Times, a statement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the expulsion of Harvey Weinstein:
“We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”
Let us repeat, “the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. ”
Now, if we could manage the removal of another very prominent Twitter incontinent sexual predator from our midst next week I’d be a whole helluva lot more cheerful. Oh, and if you read this blog regularly you do know who I’m talking about.
Be well and look out for one another.