Friday, February 02, 2018

Blind Item #8 - Stood Around And Laughed

A few years back there was a movie made starring a group of women who were all probably equal status in the movie. There was also an A- list mostly movie actor involved. He got involved simply because he knew the director and knew the movie would be filled with teen actresses. The group of women were probably all A-/B+ list actresses who all of you know. They stood around and laughed while the teen actresses and walk ons were subjected to constant sexual harassment and groping by the actor and director. If the extra allowed it she would get a walk on role. If she had sex with one of them she would get a speaking part. The actor and the director were like kids in a candy store. The wife of the director was around but didn't say anything either because that is how she got her start and said it was just the way things were and if the extras and walk ons didn't want to do it, they could leave. A few of those extras are speaking out and really calling out the group of A-/B+ list actresses who didn't care because it wasn't happening to them and never said anything. They would encourage the actor and director by laughing and clapping when some random actress would have her top ripped off or groped from behind when she wasn't expecting it.

81 comments:

Florin said...

Spring Breakers? Harmony Korine and James Franco. Ashley Benson as the spouse.

Undercover_LBD said...
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Don Kieballs said...

First Wives Club?

Amp said...
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Lurky McLurkster said...

Spring Breakers was my initial thought too, Florin

Uhhhh... said...

Spring Breakers is an excellent guess

I'll just leave this right here:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0200/7124/files/Harmony_Korine_600_Terry_richardson_photography_film_youth_article_kids_of_dada_grande.jpg?49010

Amp said...

Spring Breakers. Rachel Korine who is in the movie is the spouse of Harmony Korine. Franco is the actor.

filmfanb said...

Ya Harmonie and Franco.

Hmax17 said...

Did Spring Breakers have a group of women in it? The main cast were teens/young adults. The way this reads is a group of older women then younger. My initial thought was Now and Then but it was directed by a woman

Suzie P said...
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Suzie P said...

First Wives Club, Stephen Collins

Jon Whitfield said...

Fried Green Tomatoes :P

Brayson87 said...

If not a group of older women then Spring Breakers, the actresses were in their twenties.

pwal said...

Charlie's Angels, McG and Bill Murray?

D Bag said...

@Uhhhh... that is his wife tho

Sal Salington said...

Yeah, the lead actresses were all around 20-21 or so, which isn't what I got from reading the blind.

Spring Breakers does make sense with "ripping their tops off" since that's much easier with a bikini instead of a normal top.

Don Kieballs said...

I can't fit this with Spring Breakers. The director's wife, who got her start the same way, doesn't fit Rachel Korine. Her first movies were directed by her husband, Harmony Korine, who also directed her "big break" in Spring Breakers. I don't think casting couches are required for your spouse - unless it's with financial backers maybe.

Hmax17 said...

This made me think Steel Magnolias?

roxy said...

It made me think of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but I can't figure out who the known actor would be. I'm a bit out of the loop on such things though.

FrenchGirl said...

GHostbusters remake ?

Don Kieballs said...

Not Fried Green Tomatoes - Director's wife was married to him before her first gig, which was a special thanks to her and her husband.

Hmax17 said...

The mothers in that movie wouldn't be considered A or B. Thought that one too

Hmax17 said...

No teenagers

MovieBuff said...

Spring Breakers but the wife of the director was not Ashley Benson. Don’t care to google the wife but she acted in the movie

Selena Gomez
Ashley Benson
Vanessa Hudgens
James Franco
Director is the strange guy who directed Kids and his wife was in the cast

sandybrook said...

It's probably Spring Breakers because we had BIs here before about Franco's wanting to be in it for the girls he could screw.

hothotheat said...

Bridesmaids came to my mind but were there younguns in the movie? Not sure of the director but Hamaconda for the actor.

jessorella said...

Mona Lisa Smile - directed by Mike Newell, who’s married to an 80s actress. Stars Julia Roberts and several big-name actresses (Dunst, Gyllenhaal, Stiles, Goodwin) followed by a ton of unknown actresses playing young students. Only real possibility for the A list actor is Dominic West, though, and I’m not sure he gets that high...?

Hmax17 said...

What about John Slattery, he might be TV wise

Mike said...

This is without a doubt Spring Breakers.

jessorella said...

Yeah, I wondered about him. He has a very recognisable face but I wouldn’t know his name (personally speaking).

Hmax17 said...

Yeah - Also Topher Grace is in it though I'd be hard pressed to call him A list

Don Kieballs said...

Spring Breakers is a fairly good fit, but again the directors wife got her start in her husband, Harmony's, movie. (It was from 2007 and they married in 2007, so maybe her casting couch was good enough to score a role?). I was also trying to see if this was something Chloe Sevigny was in, since she was discovered by Harmony as a high school senior and cast in KIDS, but nothing fits for her movies.

jessorella said...

That’s what I thought. I hope I’m wrong - Newell directed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire...

mistang said...

So the girls from Spring Breakers are considered A-/B+ list actresses? That's a sad state of affairs. I could see those girls laughing about it - "Better them than us" mentality.

Katherine Manley said...

Girl's Trip. "who you all know"

jenn said...

Entry has a blind about
how the directors wife was way underage when they started sleeping together and he married her to shut her up this is spring breakers

Maude Labowski said...

That was my first guess too

Raspy said...

Some men actually marry their whores. Makes it easier to creep "I'm married, I'm just being friendly..."

The_Myth said...

First movie I thought of was the remake of THE WOMEN.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Doesn't matter if Harmony directed Rachel in her first *credited* movies. She could have started in theatre, commercials, modeling. Or in unbilled walk-on parts. The same type these girls (harassment victims) are trying for. Not to mention, couching for the agents and managers just to get the *chance* to audition.

Or as suggested, he couched her and then married her. Certainly wouldn't be the first.

sysadmn said...

Frozen, it's totally Frozen. Those toons go wild when the animators put the pens away.

Don Kieballs said...

Here's where Kids gets strange(r) (and a sign to stop searching). Harmony Korine was asked to write the screenplay for KIDS by Larry Clark, who was known (and celebrated with exhibitions at big galleries) for his Teenage Lust images - made up of mostly runaway/homeless teens in NYC paid to be nude or engage in sexual activities - i say activities because some had needles (drugs I assume) and one was a girl they found tripping on acid in the park that they brought home and had (probably unconsensual considering her state sex with).
Kids was produced by Cary Woods who was still with Miramax (Weinstein) at the time.

Samantha Willow said...

This is straight up HORRIFYING. The women who encouraged it should go to JAIL.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Spring Breakers is a great guess! I will also let you guys know that Harmony TOTALLY is into young girls. And yes he even married a young girl. He hung out with Franco and David Blaine a bunch.

Also, Harmony is some what of an egotistical 'hip' jerk around these parts. First hand knowledge.

Walt said...

Sucker Punch

Halloweenie said...

As if directing a bunch of movies featuring sexualized children and teenagers isn't a big enough red flag. Aka woody Allen and his grown male protagonists going after teen girls. When pedo perverts reveal themselves over and over again let's all agree to believe them.

Ervin Thompson said...

I'm going with the women remake

DahliGama63 said...
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DahliGama63 said...

STEEL MAGNOLIAS THEIR GRILLED CHEESES BEEN PURCOLATING SINCE CHARLETON HESTONS IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Omg no one would try to grope their flap jacks unless they had a spatula... if they unleashed the Pandora’s juice box out of any of them seasoned veteran actresses I don’t think anyone would be uh hootin n hollering lol

Cail Corishev said...

It's becoming clear that one reason this has gone on and continues to go on is that actors and actresses have an attitude of, "Well, I ran that gauntlet and no one spoke up for me, so why should I speak up now? Why would I do a favor for these hot young things who are out to replace me and put me out to pasture?"

Doug said...

@Cail Corishev: Very good point.

lizness said...

It is Spring Breakers totally. Harmony Korinne's met his wife when she was a minor as an extra in a movie he was directing. I didn't even need to read the entire first sentence to know this. Him and Franco are gross pedos

MichiganMama59 said...

The "NEW" Stepford Wives with Glenn Close, et al

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Kids was Larry Clark ands extremely fucked up just like Larry

AlexKeats said...

Mamma Mia.
Director Phyliddia Lloyd is a lesbian.
Pierce Brosnan as A-

Nat Aki said...

I don't know...it has to center around a group of older women...with some male lead. Then be surrounded by a bunch of teenage girls where walk-ons would exist. So I am thinking something like a high school movie. Teachers (older women) then teens for background. Since I hate movies about women, I am drawing a huge blank. I saw Spring Breakers but I don't remember any older women in it. This blind says they are well known (A/B) actresses, which means it had to be a decently budgeted movie to pay them. So it was some ensemble cast. Since it was gross and full of nasty behavior it might of been a black cast. I also thought maybe something like Pitch Perfect but I wouldn't call those actresses A or B list. More like C. And we don't know them.

Todd Brink said...

Spring Breakers Cast:

James Franco A-
Vanessa Hudgens A-
Selena Gomez A-
Ashley Benson B+
Rachel Korine B+

beebopcowboy said...

Spring Breakers

Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson & Rachel Korine (director's wife - didnt say anything cause thats "how [she] got her start")

Harmony Korine (director) & James Franco (actor)

so, this PLUS the whole acting school w/a cleanup crew'd rape room....two pretty big stories still in the dark. The LA Times piece on Franco was embarrassingly tame considering what hasnt been revealed.

Enty, WHENNNNNN


Franc said...

yes plus spring breakers was the time SG split with Justin B..there were big rumors and stories at the time Selena had guuci main and Wacca in her trialer and was always tired

Sign Name Below said...

I saw KIDS at the time. Critics raved about it but it was just disturbing.

tetsujin said...

"Since it was gross and full of nasty behavior it might of been a black cast."

Racist much? Spell much?

tetsujin said...

Franco is A+ isn't he? Bunch of women who were all equal status doesn't sound like Spring Breakers. Yet, since Franco is the current whipping boy, write the BI to fit him, sure. Anyway, Rachel's first job was on a Harmony movie. Not exactly sure if she was with him before that.

OKC Teacher said...

I first thought that this was “Bridesmaids”. Though, I’m going to throw “Bad Teacher” into the mix. Another guess is “The Neighbors, Sorority Rising”, I googled the casts & the directors of both. They could possibly fit, it’s late & I’m too tired to type the details, sorry.

Court b said...

+1

Court b said...

Harmony is a man. It was about a group of women. 18+ equals women. They were in 20's...

Court b said...

Yes!!! and every other guess is ridiculous.

Kno Won Uno said...

If ever a movie didn’t need a remake, it’s that one. If they remake Casablanca, I might off myself.

RockSword said...

I totally agree. Two of the most boring so called classics I've ever seen. I could never understand the hype about them.

RockSword said...

Psychology 101 - it fits. The psychology of survival and being on top.

RockSword said...

Weird that the first movie that came to my mind with a bunch of similar caliber actresses was the baseball one.

RockSword said...

However, I looked up League of Their Own, and Penny Marshall was the director, so it doesn't seem to fit the blind.

RockSword said...

I then thought The Women, but no male actor and again a female director. Not that this blind can't have a female director, but that director would need to be gay and have a wife to fit the blind.

RockSword said...

I would say Topher Grace would be A- or B+. His is the only male name I recognized in the movie.

Drumstixx said...

Lol this is so Spring Breakers.

Rene said...

This 100% spring breakers, the blind doesn't say anything about the women being older and the actresses where all in their 20's which is an adult woman and 'older' than teen girls/women.

MovieBuff said...

Oh...ok the director Breakers wrote the screenplay for Kids. Thanks for the correction.

Anne T. said...

What about Bad Moms?

Unknown said...

Bad neighborhoods

Clarisse McClellan said...

Sucker Punch, to be different.

Zack Snyder was the director, and his wife was the producer.

Cast is mostly A/B actresses we all recognize. A- actor would be John Hamm.

Lots of young girls/women playing sexy parts and dancing.

Major G said...

Totally Spring Breakers. The movie was made in mid-late 2000s. Vanessa Hudgens & Selena Gomez easily were A list at the time from Disney (and Vanessa's pix). Franco was probably A- b/c of Spider-Man. If he knew the director was the same guy who did Kids, he probably would've jumped on.

Monkey Mich said...

Straight up Spring Breakers was my first guess. Then a rethink Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And Kids as posted by others

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