A Ennis, I don’t have a horse in the race either way, but this bit of word-play satire sprung to mind when I read the Rolling Stone story Friday morning & begged to be written. My piece is a drop in the sea of conversation, I’m looking to entertain rather than to sway opinion.
Publicity stunt, disgruntled former ex(es), or a “gaggle” of struggling of actresses who legitimately feel that they were exploited? Could be either, or some combination, of the above.
You mention “union wages”, I don’t know much about the workings of the acting profession, but this reminded me of another article, on Mark Wahlberg, also from yesterday, about the reshoot of All the Money in the World. Apparently he negotiated a hefty $1.5mm to re-shoot, whereas the rest of the cast including Michelle Williams accepted the $80/day per diem, apparently in line with “union scale”.
I’d love to hear your opinion, judging by these facts alone, does this make Marky Mark sleazy as the article judges, or a skilled negotiator?
[update: he just donated the $1.5mm to the #TimesUp legal fund. Lol. Full circle. Nice when u can drop that kind of $$ on PR]
ps: I’ve never “pushed” anyone’s head toward my penis, playfully or not (and for the record, this hasn’t precluded me from receiving an ample amount of head) so to me that does sound like an act of coercion