Back in the good old days if an aspiring starlet wanted to make it big on the silver screen, she was likely going to have to do something disgusting to a pig like Harvey Weinstein. It was pretty common knowledge and often included even very young girls, something that makes an appearance in the original The Godfather novel with the movie producer Jack Woltz who would famously wake up with the severed of a horse named Khartoum in his bed.
While waiting in the floodlit colonnade of the mansion for his car, Hagen saw two women about to enter a long limousine already parked in the driveway. They were the beautiful twelve-year-old blond girl and her mother he had seen in Woltz’s office that morning. But now the girl’s exquisitely cut mouth seemed to have smeared into a thick, pink mass. Her sea-blue eyes were filmed over and when she walked down the steps toward the open car her long legs tottered like a crippled foal’s. Her mother supported the child, helping her into the car, hissing commands into her ear. The mother’s head turned for a quick furtive look at Hagen and he saw in her eyes a burning, hawklike triumph. Then she too disappeared into the limousine.
Mario Puzo. The Godfather (Kindle Locations 1158-1163). Signet. Kindle Edition.
This is added to the story to demonstrate the depravity of Hollywood and Woltz in general, a 60 year old man with incredible power who preferred very young girls “She was no more than eleven or twelve”. Her mother gleefully offered her up to the old man so she could be a star. That scene was a little too much for the movie, in fact most people haven’t read the book and don’t realize how dirty it was for the time, although many also don’t know that the girl that played Michael’s Sicilian wife Apollonia and appeared topless in the movie, Simonetta Stefanelli, didn’t turn 18 until after the film was released in 1972. The 70s were a very different time.
My point is that the practice of trading sex for parts in Hollywood was a well known “secret” in the business, one I am quite sure still goes on today albeit less brazenly. I suspect some men go into the production end of show business specifically because it gives them access to and leverage over beautiful young women (and men) who otherwise wouldn’t give them the time of the day.
That has been the practice for decades in Hollywood but lately it seems that the casting couch has given way to a new degenerate practice to unlock access to parts in film and TV. Young starlets, at least White or “White” ones, now seem to be required to identify as some sort of sexual deviant in order to get a part.
I started watching the HBO adaptation of The Last Of Us even though I don’t have an HBO Max subscription (let the reader understand). While I haven’t played the video game, I always am down for a dystopian post-apocalyptic show. It was Ok the first two episodes, and then Episode 3 which was a transparently unnecessary episode focusing on a character from the game who was a homosexual but dragged out his backstory for an entire hour including a homosexual sex scene with the guy who played Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, a scene I skipped over entirely along with much of the entire episode. There were some amusing moments as long as you suspended disbelief (a gay survivalist who apparently has nothing more advanced than an old pump shotgun and a deer rifle?) but overall it was a gross exercise in trying to score virtue points.
Anyhoo, one of the main characters from the video game is Ellie, a teenaged girl who is immune to the fungal infection that turns people into zombie-like monsters. She is played in the HBO adaptation by Bella Ramsey, who became famous as the precocious 10 year old Lady Lyanna of House Mormont in Game Of Thrones. Now she is 19 years old and has not aged well at all.
I was looking for information on her to see how tall she was of all things and ended up discovering that not only is she only 5′ 1″, she is apparently “gender fluid”. What the actual fuck does that even mean? Well…..
In her interview with the New York Times, Ramsey opened up about gender identity, saying, “I guess my gender has always been very fluid.”
The actress added, “Someone would call me ‘she’ or ‘her’ and I wouldn’t think about it, but I knew that if someone called me ‘he’ it was a bit exciting.”
Ramsey also said she would tick “nonbinary” as an option if filling out a form. “I’m very much just a person,” she shared. “Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”
So that is clear as mud. She thinks being “gendered” is something she doesn’t like, even though it is the single most significant characteristic in her entire existence. Parents used to get excited to find out if they were having a boy or girl, and virtually all parents still do, but now kids are apparently deciding that regardless of genitalia and chromosomes, they can decide to be “gender fluid” or “nonbinary”.
This really took off with Ellen Page, another fairly homely girl who now calls herself “Elliot” and has had her breasts carved off, proudly showing off her surgical scars in topless photos. The thing is, she is still a topless girl in those pictures, just one with her breast tissue removed. Ironically she has won a few “Best Actress” awards along the way but now that she is famous, she decided to start pretending to be a boy. I suspect a lot of it is because a) she is a lesbian, formerly “married” to an incredibly homely lesbian named Emma Portner and b) Ellen Page is also pretty homely as mentioned and wasn’t aging well (see a pattern here?) so no one was going to cast her in roles that involved a female lead that wasn’t homely.
Or Emma D’Arcy who portrays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game Of Thrones prequel, House Of The Dragon. She is reasonably feminine looking in that role and actually quite good…
In real life she goes out of her way to make herself unattractive and of course is also “non-binary”…
They added: “I’m a non-binary person. I’ve always found myself both pulled and repelled by masculine and feminine identity and I think that plays out truthfully here. She can’t attend court in a way that comes easily to other people.”
But in a delightfully moronic statement that demonstrated an absolute lack of any self-awareness or irony, she declared that she is quite good at playing women.
Uh, that is because you are a woman. She would be terrible and unconvincing playing a man….cuz she is a woman. That is why she was cast as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen instead of Prince Daemon Targaryen. All of the articles I was reading about these chicks used “they” and “their” as if that makes them no longer women. Plot twist, it does not make them stop being women just as a dude putting on panties doesn’t make him a woman.
For the hot actresses, they can just be hot actresses. Maybe they become lesbians for a time but they don’t play this “non-binary” or “gender fluid” bullshit but for unattractive actresses, the new casting couch is apparently declaring yourself to be some sort of female trannie.
Just in case you needed a reminder to stop subsidizing this madness with your money.