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‘Rotten Apples’ Is Exactly What We Need In Hollywood’s Post-Weinstein Recovery Mode

At the tail end of what has already been a dumpster fire of a year, the Me Too movement highlighted that society has a major sexual assault problem on it’s hands. Since the break of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, every passing day has revealed claims against powerful men who have for years monstrously wielded their power without consequence. With Hollywood being a major industry to buckle under the allegations, many have been forced into begging the question of whether or not the entertainment industry can swing a cat without hitting a misogynistic abuser.

A new site is helping us to answer this question by highlighting the films and TV shows associated with the people who have, so far, been accused of sexual misconduct.

Rotten Apples acts as a search engine that digs up abusers attached to movies and shows they’ve worked on.

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The site works essentially like a search engine. Users type out the name of any movie or show and find out whether or not someone associated with its production was accused of sexual misconduct. Movies and shows are flagged as “rotten apples” if one of its associates have been accused of harassment or assault. Productions that have, so far, remained in the clear get certified as “fresh apples.” This serves as a play on the use of “one bad apple,” meaning one bad person, to discount a much broader issue and the many people complicit in violence against women.

According to Vanity Fair the site has collected information on every “relative movie and television shows” as well as the names of 19,000 directors, producers, actors, and actresses.

The rotten shows and movies also bring up the names of production members who were accused of misconduct.

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Kevin Spacey of “House of Cards,” T.J. MIller of “Silicon Valley,” and comedian Louis C.K. all pull up the site’s “rotten” response.

Of course, because the number of accusers and the accused continues to grow, the site isn’t entirely accurate.

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With new claims of assault flooding news and media outlets at an almost daily rate, not all of the site’s identified films are so accurate. Vanity Fair reported last week in a profile of the site that Morgan Spurlock, who confessed to being accused of rape and assault, had still not been reported by the site when users searched for his film “Supersize Me.”

The site’s creators, Tal Wagman, Annie Johnston, Justice Erolin, and Bekah Nutt, are four advertising professionals based out of Los Angeles. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Johnston, the site’s creative director, said, “I think the tool serves as a commentary on how pervasive the problem is.” She says it’s their mission to “empower people with information.”

Hollywood’s much needed reckoning is providing us with quite a bit of hard-to-swallow information as more and more actors and directors get accused.

Still, keep your chins up, ladies. So far  you can rest easy knowing “Selena” is still fresh certified.

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For now.


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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

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The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

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Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

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Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

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We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

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Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

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Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

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But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VplFL0KS75s

Fingers crossed!

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Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement

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Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo Movement has arrived in Mexico.

Last week, a young activist tweeted that an esteemed writer had beaten or raped more than 10 women, with her post inspiring hundreds of others to speak out about violence and harassment in their industries.

Ana G. González, a 29-year-old political communications consultant, tweeted on March 21 that Herson Barona had “beaten, manipulated, gaslighted, impregnated, and abandoned (on more than one occasion) more than 10 women.” While she didn’t experience the violence firsthand, she said that women had asked her to speak out on their behalf.

“I knew several women that were just too afraid and not ready to come forth, but allowed me to speak for them and name this person,” González told the New York Times.

Barona denied the accusations, saying “I understand that there is collective pain surrounding the real cases of so many beaten, raped and murdered women” and “unfortunately, in public scorn there is little space for discussion, clarity or conciliation.”

His response didn’t slow down the derision he, and others who have been recently been accused of gender violence and harassment, received on the social network, however.

Since González’s tweet, more allegations have followed under the hashtag #MeTooEscritores, where women are sharing their stories of abuse in film, academia, the nonprofit sector, business, law, theater, medicine, politics and more.

Some women, fearing a backlash from their jobs or their perpetrator, are speaking anonymously or not sharing their attacker’s name. But others, who shared details in their accounts, have caught the attention of the attorney general’s office in the state of Michoacán, which is investigating information published on social media by a network of journalists that “includes acts that Mexican laws consider as crimes.”

Last year, during the height of the #MeToo movement in the US, Mexican actress Karla Souza, famous for her role as Laurel Castillo on the US legal drama television series How to Get Away With Murder, disclosed that she was raped by a director while working in Mexico. She chose to not share the name of her aggressor, which incited skepticism and criticism from many, sending a message to those who might have wanted to open up about their experience with workplace violence or harassment that they, too, could risk similar reprisal.

“When you see how these women have been treated publicly, it makes perfect sense many victims want to protect themselves by staying anonymous,” González said. “Let’s just hope this time it will be different.”

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