The MeToo cancellation of Kevin Spacey is receiving new scrutiny in the wake of dropped Nantucket sexual assault charges against the celebrated actor. The case collapsed after the accuser--in light of claims he and his family tampered with evidence-- abandoned his civil lawsuit and pleaded the 5th in criminal court. Though the eventual accusations against … Continue reading Did A Pair of Gay Activists Take Down Kevin Spacey?
When I was the same age actor Anthony Rapp was when Kevin Spacey made his now infamous drunken pass at him, I played a small role in an LA theater production of A Christmas Carol. The actor who played Scrooge was an old queen (as it was ok to say in those days) and he … Continue reading Why I Refuse To “MeToo” The Gay Men Who “Harassed” Me In My Youth
By the time Netflix decided, in 2013, to build the drama House of Cards around him, the work of Kevin Spacey had been singular, influential—and hip--for years. If the actor’s decade-long reign as artistic director/star of Britain's Old Vic Theatre had cemented his reputation as an international, creative force, it was Spacey’s signature ability to … Continue reading Is Anthony Rapp Really A Hero and Kevin Spacey A Villain?
“In the 90’s, in my early thirties, I was a resident of a spiritual community outside of New York City. One day, while riding my mountain bike back from a local market, I crossed paths with the eleven-year-old son of one of the community’s non-resident members, a middle-aged Jewish woman struggling with homelessness and mental … Continue reading Believe Women?
In the latest salvo from the trenches of MeToo (guaranteed to be followed closely) Actress Yael Stone (“Orange Is The New Black”) has accused fellow Aussie and International Film Star Geoffrey Rush of sexual harassment while both were staring in the play Diary Of A Madman in Sydney in 2010. Rush, a 1997 Best Actor … Continue reading MeToo Rush (Geoffrey, That Is)