Everyone is having their say about Harvey Weinstein. But nobody has put in their 2 cents (2 pence?) quite like Emma Thompson. She’s just telling it like it is — bluntly, eloquently, and honestly. BBC Newsnight has been releasing quotes and clips from tonight’s interview with her, and they are FIRE:
“I spent my twenties trying to get old men’s tongues out of my mouth” - Emma Thompson on being a woman in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/5A52R3tC11— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 12, 2017
TONIGHT: “This is a gender dysfunction” - Emma Thompson says there are not nearly enough women in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/uKg8BB82F4— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 12, 2017
Emma Thompson tells us the Harvey Weinstein allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of a wider and systemic problem in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/VDxswrUP5Z— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 12, 2017
“I don’t think you can describe him as a sex addict - he’s a predator”
“I spent my twenties trying to get old men’s tongues out of my mouth”
And perhaps the most damning, regarding whether there are others like Weinstein in Hollywood: “Of course, many. Maybe not to that degree. Do they have to all be as bad as him to make it count?”
Is this where we all rise up and say YASSSS QUEEN?