Thursday, March 08, 2018

Blind Item #7

This streaming behemoth says they are a supporter of women's rights on International Women's Day. It doesn't really seem like it with what is going on in this European country right now. Several productions of shows and movies have been shut down for the day by women striking on those shows and movies. All have done so without a hitch. All shows except one. Can you guess who owns that show? The giant streamer. Producers on that show have threatened any woman who goes on strike with being fired. The women backed down and are working. 

29 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Netflix

Tricia13 said...

Maybe Amazon?

Brayson87 said...

Is it really a strike if you get permission?

joshg g said...

What country?

Kimberly Davis said...

Hulu.A HANDSMAID'S TALE? That would be ironic! But Netflix is in the hot seat, so Stranger Things? or (ha ha) Robin Wright as President in House of Cards

Dahling said...

I'm guessing Spain.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Netflix

https://www.inverse.com/article/41563-international-women-s-day-netflix-highlights-female-visibility-for-march

Don't know which show. Nothing listed in the article works (Collateral is a BBC production), but it could be something not listed.

Sara, Making It Work said...

+1 @dahling for Spain

"Las Chicas del Cable" for the show

Jonathan Jones said...

Probably Netflix, but I can't say I blame them. Getting a show done is hard enough without random people deciding to go on strike because Alyssa Milano's husband co-opted a hashtag for her to virtue-signal.

xyzxyz33 said...

This is dumb.
I don't blame Netflix at all.
They are running a business, not an SJW Agency.

If people want to be activists, go be activists and quit doing movies and tv.
It's that simple. Nobody is stopping you.

Unknown said...

Old overweight white guys are not going to give up power willingly.

Low Key said...

Every time I hear International Women's Day I think of that scene from Deadpool... happy International Women's Day, everybody!

Scotty B said...

+1 Unknown. And don't forget the wrinkled white women who enable them.

boredatwork boredatwork said...

Western neo feminism is a bunch of cringey bullshit.

While women in Iran are jailed for exposing their hair, "feminists" in America (and elsewhere) are marching in a hijab to the drum of a sharia law and female genital mutilation supporter. Cause Trump said something in men's locker room decades ago! And their silence regarding REAL issues is deafening.
Celebrating fucking INTERNATIONAL HIJAB DAY.
I'm embarrassed by womankind at the moment.

Jon said...

Exactly

Melwyn said...

Any supposed “feminist” supporting Linda Sarsour and her fellow Islamist colonialists, including globalist funders like Soros, should be considered traitors and oppressors of women and all humanity. Fuck them.

Snootches said...

Interestingly, I just got an email from HULU about International Women's Day. It was a promo saying they celebrate women every day.

Jen Ty said...

Don't you love how this brings out all the misogynists. A silly day is not the answer. Women need to grab power from those neo Neanderthrals destroying the world. Action not talk.

Many of them are close to dying off that is the good thing.

Jen Ty said...

You can rag on Western women but you know women did not even have the vote here that long ago. There is still not equal pay for equal work and in the US the rich are trying to squeeze wages down and break unions for men and women - you know so they can compete with China and India.

plot said...

Women don't strike on International Women's Day. They get the day off. Maybe this year women are holding protests because of the Me Too and Time's Up business, I don't know. But it's usually a casual holiday that some employers practice and some don't.

The same is true for Men's Day in autumn, though men don't protest so much as get very drunk.

lucy said...

lol I was just going to ask if there is an international man day. thanks plot! seems more fun to celebrate with a bottle rather than this girl's day of bitching and protesting

The Parrot said...

The daily anti-Netflix post

plot said...

Nah, lucy, they might be protesting this year but normally it's an occasion for all the women in the office to receive flowers from all the men or be taken out to lunch. The ones who have the day off usually sleep in and then meet up with their girlfriends for some fun.

Bumtitty said...

Richard Attenborough and the BBC. He has told those damn panda bitches to keep shagging.

Sign Name Below said...

I think it's Rome. There were social media pictures of it on fire for Intl Womens' Day

Fe said...

The country has to be Spain: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43324406

Amazon and HULU are not producing any series there, so it has to be Netflix.

I've been looking around and 'Las Chicas del Cable' are not currently filming. But I've found that Netflix has another series, 'Paquita Sales', that they pick up from some other network. Guess that could be this?

Elaine Pepe said...

Behemot? WTF is that?

Southern Man said...

Elaine Pepe: A 'behemoth' is literally a huge, powerful beastlike animal. In this case, a big player in content production.

Sharon and Ross said...

If it is Netflix and Spain, filming began in late Feb on a 'true crime' series about the 1992 kidnap rape and murder of 3 girls in Spain.
I would think the production company, Bambu, would be in charge of the scheduling - and most everything else. Netflix holds the purse and I suppose can step in and dictate whenever they like. That said, being so early in production, anyone could be fired and replaced.

Show is called 'El crimen de AlcĂ sser'.

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