Fans of Terry Gilliam, of Monty Python, of 12 Monkeys, Time Bandits and Brazil, should probably just bail out of this post now because there’s nothing in here that will make you think better of the 77-year-old director, who believes that, with the #MeToo Movement, “mob rule takes over; the mob is out there, they are carrying their torches and they are going to burn down Frankenstein’s castle.”
I guess in this analogy Frankenstein is poor Harvey Weinstein?
Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey — that’s the price you pay.”
So, it’s like The Box, and if you open it, you get to be paid 70 percent less than the male lead in a Miramax film, but every night a drunken Weinstein in a bathrobe will bang on your hotel room door?
“It is a world of victims. I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn’t,” he added. “The ones who did, knew what they were doing. These are adults; we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition.” Gilliam also claimed that some of the women didn’t actually suffer, but used Weinstein to further their careers.
So, in Gilliam’s estimation, Weinstein/Frankenstein was being taken advantage of by women trying to advance their careers by allowing themselves to be sexually assaulted and raped in exchange for movie parts?
Gilliam, a vocal defender of Johnny Depp, also came out in defense of poor, beleaguered Matt Damon.
“I feel sorry for someone like Matt Damon, who is a decent human being,” Gilliam said of those original statements. “He came out and said all men are not rapists, and he got beaten to death.
He’s right, Damon is not still a working multimillionaire. He’s dead now. RIP Matt Damon. Should we have written an obit?
Here lies Matt Damon, beaten to death by disappointed tweets.
RIP Matt Damon: Disappointing Tom Hanks, He Didn’t Earn It.
Here lies Matt Damon. Ben Affleck was late to his funeral because he is such a stereotypical middle-aged crisis dad now. He came in his bat suit.