Sean Young spills the vintage tea on Warren Beatty, Ridley Scott & Steven Spielberg

SEAN YOUNG American Actress Born Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Seen at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival) COMPULSORY CREDIT: UPPA/Photoshot Photo UGL 009573/F-04     22.05.1995

The youths won’t remember Sean Young, but she was hot stuff back in the day. She was before my time, but I remember being a kid and hearing about some of the “scandals” around her. Young and Debra Winger were the “difficult women” of the 1980s and both of them were nearly thrown out of the industry by toxic, abusive, powerful men. This was peak Hollywood Boys’ Club, where a woman didn’t play their sleazy games and suddenly a whisper campaign would spring up and the actress’s career would be over. In Young’s case, it was a combination of bad luck, a weird sense of humor and rebuffing the advances/harassment of several powerful men. She’s got a new movie coming out and she spoke to the Daily Beast about gross Hollywood men and a lot more. There’s a lot of tragic tea in this piece. Some highlights:

She made men nervous: “And I don’t even think I’m that strong-willed. What I always thought was: I’m a gay man trapped in a woman’s body. Guys would say or do things and I would look at them like, “Are you nuts? Get a grip!” I never thought of myself as being particularly female. But yes, I think I did make men nervous—and for no particular reason. I sort of felt like one of the guys.

The aggressive love scene in the original Blade Runner: “Well, honestly, Ridley [Scott] wanted me to date him. He tried very hard in the beginning of the show to date him, and I never would. I was like, nah. And then he started dating the actress who played Zhora, Joanna Cassidy, and I felt relieved. And then we do this scene, and I think it was Ridley. I think Ridley was like, f–k you. I was thinking, “Why did this have to be like that? What was the point of that?” and I think it was Ridley’s none-too-subtle message that he was getting even with me…. He never hired me again, and that was weird. What the f–k? You hire Russell Crowe a gazillion times and you’re not gonna hire me again? And I was very nice to Ridley over the years. I never badmouthed him. It didn’t occur to me until later that I guess I’d offended him.

Cocaine was everywhere in the ‘80s: “Those were the ’80s! You know what’s weird? I remember working on Stripes, and there was a lot of coke on that show. And the thing is, once you get invited into someone’s room and there’s a lot of people there doing coke and they offer you some and you don’t do it—I would smoke some weed medicinally for my PMS but wouldn’t touch the other stuff—you don’t get invited back, because drug addicts want you to be an addict along with them. They don’t want you watching them being an addict. And I would make people self-conscious because I wasn’t interested. I got offered so many drugs! Oh my god…

Working on Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: “Oh god, what a bastard [Oliver Stone] was. Michael Douglas was wonderful but Oliver and Charlie [Sheen] were awful. And Charlie was on a lot of coke on that show, and that’s what coke does to you.

The rumor that a famous director smeared her & blackballed her in the industry: “Warren [Beatty] was definitely one of them. Steven Spielberg was another. And Tim Burton didn’t have a sense of humor when I wanted to go for the part of Catwoman. This should have been funny, saying, “Who’s in the limo?” and then going onto the Warner Bros. lot dressed as Catwoman. But they didn’t see it that way.

Why she lost the part of Vicky Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman: “I broke my arm. They did spring the horse-riding thing on me, and I fell and had an accident. Could they have kept me on the show and shot around my arm? They probably could have. I think [producer] Jon Peters had this hard-on for Kim Basinger, and he saw an opportunity to exit me, and he did. And no one ended up being very happy with that choice. But it is what it is. I had an accident and then got walked to the door.

What happened with Steven Spielberg & almost getting a part on Raiders of the Lost Ark. “I did. He didn’t mistreat me. I saw him at a New Year’s Eve party that Jerry Belson had up by the Mulholland area, and Steven was there. I said to him, “You misled me! I thought I was going to get the part.” And this really offended him. He was all, “I did not mislead you! I did not!” I was like, “Whoa, calm down. I didn’t mean it like you were a bad guy or anything, I just really thought I was going to get the part. You flew me back to California twice.” Very sensitive. And you have to remember, he did that to Bill Hurt. Steven wanted Bill in Jurassic Park, and Bill didn’t want to do it, and that was not what he wanted to hear. Steven has enough power to cancel you. He canceled Megan Fox.

[From The Daily Beast]

There’s a lot more in the piece which I couldn’t even fit in these excerpts, tons of stuff about how James Woods sued her over nothing and her few dealings with Harvey Weinstein. Since this was before my time as a gossip-follower, I didn’t know half of it. I knew she had a “difficult” reputation and that there were some sliding-doors moments where her career could have been even bigger, but I did NOT know all of this sh-t about Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Warren Beatty. And the thing about Spielberg cancelling William Hurt’s career! DAMN.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    See, let’s talk about the “cancel culture” of old white men cancelling anyone they felt like! The actual cancel culture.

    • Myra says:

      Thank you. For years people had been cancelled for talking back or standing up to power and that was totally normal. Now, when the everyday person doesn’t want to spend their money to watch or read their work, they complain about cancel culture. smh

    • Anna says:

      This!

    • bananapanda says:

      Bill Hurt beat up Marlee Matlin when they were dating – that’s why he’s in the penalty box.

      Sean Young did apparently show up to the Catwoman casting (Michelle Pfeiffer got the role) in full costume and freaked people out. It was spun like she was bipolar, but who knows now.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        she also followed that catwoman stunt by showing up on a talk show in full gear and lobbying hard – I think that’s what really did her career in

    • Eleonora says:

      That’s it
      They had all the power.
      Not just the producers, but the deejays, the theatre people, the news paper editors, the publishing bosses etc etc ETC. Not just for the actors, but the characters in books, movies, series, even songs, were made to their liking.
      Man=hero. Woman=prize

      Anything they didn’t like? Cancelled.

      If we didn’t have the internet, it would still be like that.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    The stuff with James Woods was where things really went bad for her.

    • Lawcatb says:

      I remember being a kid and seeing some scandalous cover on one of my mom’s People’s with Sean Young and her “stalking” of James Woods. I don’t remember anything specific, just this cover that made her seem crazy and scary.

  3. Snappyfish says:

    I’m not a big fan of hers but she was in one of my all time favorite movies w/Kevin Costner & was really good. No Way Out. If you haven’t seen it, take the time.

    • FHMom says:

      That movie was great. Costner was so hot at that time.

      • Snappyfish says:

        Hereally was great looking in that movie. The funny thing is he liked the characters so much that when he checks into hotels he uses the name Tom Farrell

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      Great film with a very evil Gene Hackman character and a surprise ending, if I recall.

    • TeamMeg says:

      I LOVE No Way Out!! First saw it with my mother in theaters, later inherited her VHS copy and have watched in many times — so good. Featuring classic shots of Kevin Costner’s cute butt in Navy dress whites. Yummy.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Oh my god-yes-great movie! She and Gene Hackman were so good in that. And yes, Kevin Costner was gorgeous. One of my 80s favorites.

    • Nana says:

      Loved that film – one of my all time faves too. And one the best ‘chase’ sequences ever, when Costner’s running near the end.

    • Becks1 says:

      Ohh I didnt realize that was her. that movie is SO GOOD.

    • Moorele says:

      One of my favorites!

    • josephine says:

      Love that movie, but I also really liked her. She seemed gutsy to me, a great presence on the screen, and absolutely gorgeous to boot.

      Men are so flippin fragile but are always accusing women of being too senstive they when they sexually harass, belittle and screw them over.

    • molly says:

      Peak Kevin Costner– great movie!

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Was always a fan of hers and yeah I remember some of those stories about her but looking at them now, it’s clear she was a victim of fragile white male ego. Beatty has long had a rep for being a mega douche as has Ridley Scott.

    James Woods is just a MEGA See You Next Tuesday.

    When she’s in a movie you know her character is going to be fun to watch – she’s a very talented character actor. She is my favourite Chani!

    • dj says:

      She was so gorgeous in that black suit in Dune. It showcased exactly how stunning she was! A great actress. Sean Young was talented in Dune, No Way Out (such a great sexy scene in a limo…I could not WAIT to take a ride in a limo), Blade Runner. I re-watched that Letterman clip and it was very cringe-worthy. I know it is not popular but she did have a weird affect back in the day. I was always a fan.

    • Deering24 says:

      Digital Unicorn—what’s the deal with Scott? First I’ve heard…

  5. Oh_Hey says:

    I love Sean Young. When I was a little kid I remember her getting so much flack for being “CrAzY” and for the cat woman thing which I found hilarious. Turns out it’s the same that happened to a bunch of actresses from that time like Ashley Judd or Mira Sorvino. She told the “wrong” guy to take a hike.
    Based on this tea my love for Sean continues while my side eye for others gets stronger.

  6. Shiny says:

    Sean has always spoken her mind and refused to play the game in HW. I’m sure she had the acting chops and obviously the looks to have sustained a great career – sadly that didn’t happen. Sublime beauty in Blade Runner, which I think was not the great SF classic it’s seen by many as. Ridley Scott is quite trashy most of the time (exceptions include Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, GI Jane, and Black Rain) but I thought he always came across as very down to earth and humble in that English way in his interviews. I love how he just admits he thinks aliens seeded life on Earth. Sharon Stone also recently said Michael Douglas was a great colleague. David Lynch directed her in Dune. Did she talk about him?

    • North of Boston says:

      Reading the link, I’m on the fence about Douglas. It seems he himself was good to work with, but when Sheen pulled ish on her, he undid it but then never called Sheen out on it.

      It like if you’re at a small party and one guy friend is being a jerk – racist, sexist, harassy in some way – and another friend says ‘come sit by me’ to stop it in the moment, but never calls the jerk out for doing the ish in the first place.

      Douglas was enough of a figure in Hollywood that he could of used his standing to call Sheen out when he saw what was going on, as a true ally. I know he was dealing with himself with the pressure and mind games Stone was lobbing at him to manipulate the performance he wanted, but that doesn’t excuse it. It’s like Sheen and Stone were ‘missing stairs’ everyone just hand waved around.

  7. BlueSky says:

    One of my favorite movies she was in was No Way Out with Kevin Costner. Yeah I remember the cat woman stuff. It was crazy.
    She showed up on a talk show in full costume. It was wild.

  8. Esmom says:

    Wow, but not that surprising at all in retrospect. James Woods especially is just a monster. My heart goes out to her. What a sh^tty business.

  9. Darla says:

    I do think she had/has some mental health challenges, but I also believe all of this. Like, it’s not either or. I haven’t been able to stand Speilberg since what he did to Meghan Fox and a lot of people blamed Fox profusely. IMO he showed his ass right there, and I never forgot it. What could come out about that guy some day, interests me. I believe he’s abused his power for years. From the very beginning likely. And we ALL know about James Woods. Crackpot misogynistic racist.

    • FHMom says:

      This doesn’t feel like the whole story. It’s her version of it. Unless they completely gaslighted her, which is possible, I did think she had some mental health issues to deal with.

      William Hurt was my favorite actor for a time. After Pacino and DeNiro, he was like a breath of fresh air. I always wondered why he disappeared. I thought he had some issues as well. Maybe drug related? This was all kind of before my time, so my memory is sketchy.

      • Darla says:

        Well, I do believe they completely gaslighted her. These men are toxic IMO. We all know Woods is, but a guy like Spielberg is given a pass. Nah, he’s toxic. And Beatty? I believe every word she says about that guy.

      • FrenchGirl says:

        WilliamHurt had huge huge drug/alcohol issue and was very very temporal . I believe he was violent with one of his girlfriends in 80´s

      • MaryContrary says:

        William Hurt had some big issues and was not known for being easy to work with either-so I don’t know that Spielberg “canceled” him.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        William Hurt: I thought “The Accidental Tourist” with Gina Davis was one of his best movies.

      • DS9 says:

        @Frenchgirl, William Hurt was incredibly abusive to Marlee Matlin.

      • Chip says:

        William Hurt was violent with Marlee Matlin in the 80′s. And he had huge addiction issues. He’s in Marvel movies now so don’t think he ever got canceled really.

      • pravdaverdad says:

        Spielberg allegedly cancelled Julia Phillips’ career according to her book back in the day.

      • H says:

        @pravdaverdad I always wondered what happened to William Hurt’s career. He’s sublime in Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Big Chill (one of my favorite movies of that era). I’d heard he had a drinking problem, but if Depp gets a hand wave, why wouldn’t Hurt?

        As for Julia Phillips, do you mean Bruce Springsteen’s ex-wife? If so, she’s got $30M to console herself with. Spielberg always seemed like a jerk. He cheated on Debra Winger with current wife and never seemed very remorseful about it.

      • Deering24 says:

        H—no, Julia Phillips, the Oscar-winning producer of The Sting—the first woman to win that award. She was one of New Hollywood’s serious heavyweights—got The Sting made and helped
        Spielberg much, for example. However, she pretty much got wiped from the Hollywood memory banks (supposedly because her drug habit got her kicked off of Close Encounters) but if you read her bio, it’s clear now that she was seriously gaslighted.

      • Eleonora says:

        How many of Spielberg’s many films has a female lead?

        You can count the T Rex in Jurassic Park as a lead if you want to be generous. Who else?

    • IMARA219 says:

      Also, I hate that she’s categorizing the Catwoman stint as “just a joke”. Like Nah, that seemed incredibly odd to me at the time. Well, when I became a teenager I heard of the full story and thought it was bonkers because who would do that? I also don’t quite agree with the Spielberg story either. Imagine if you are at a party, chilling, and some actress you didn’t hire starts in with “I THOUGHT I HAD THE JOB”. I mean unless we are uber cool with each other and joke around a lot, I wouldn’t know how to really assess that comment and handle it. Not to excuse Spielberg for being a horrid person though.

      • The Recluse says:

        The Raiders thing was odd. I just remember reading about how they talked about the whole audition process in trying to cast for the part Karen Allen got and they cast Karen Allen because they liked her presence/talent more than anyone else’s.

        I don’t know enough about Sean Young, but I remember all the tabloid drama. I loved her presence in Blade Runner. Philip K. Dick thought she was the perfect embodiment of Rachel.

        I do remember also how even Shirley Maclaine thought that Debra Winger was a handful. I think ‘turbulent’ was the word she used.

        If you have too much personality and gumption, I guess, you’re going to have a hard time of it in Hollywood – unless you have someone powerful in your corner.

      • Voominvava says:

        But if you think about how the royal rota works,any of her “ tabloid drama” could have been planted by the very people who were canceling her. Sad when you think about it. She was a very strong, confident woman.

    • AnneWithAnE says:

      Julia Phillips’s riveting memoir, “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again”, was published in 1991. Deering24, very apropos!

      • Deering24 says:

        Thanks! :) High time someone reevaluated her career, because if she’d been a guy, she’d have racked up a ton more movies and be a revered Hollywood figure by now—just like all the directors she helped launch. I’m sorry to say I thought she’d just flamed out when her bio came out, but thinking back on it, she got seriously shafted.

  10. jra says:

    What’s the new movie? I can’t find it anywhere…?

  11. smcollins says:

    I’ll admit when I was young & naive I bought into her rep as difficult and crazy, but as someone older & wiser I can see how badly she was actually mistreated. I remember seeing her in the movie Baby when I was a kid. I thought she was so beautiful and I wanted to be her (or at least look like her). And I agree with the other commenters about No Way Out. Her & Kevin Costner were HOT (that limo scene? OMG) and it was also a really good movie. You know she’s got the good tea and I love that she’s spilling it.

  12. isabel says:

    Ok I read the whole thing and…eff Barbra Streisand as well. Internalized misogyny is a hell of a drug

  13. Mia4s says:

    Uhhhh, Hurt is enough of an a**hole to cancel himself. Google: William Hurt and Marlee Matlin and apology. Frankly if Spielberg did?….good.

  14. Cherry says:

    She’s got some great stories, and I feel bad for how she was treated back in the day.
    I know I’m probably a B*tch for saying this, but I just wish she was a little bit more… eloquent? I’m not a native speaker of english and I hardly understand what she’s saying half the time.

    Also: Steven Spielberg canceled Megan Fox? I thought Michael Bay did?

    • Darla says:

      He had an assist.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      It is wmichael Bay who « canceled »Meghan Fox.
      Spielberg « canceled » Shia Laboeuf .Not just after what he said about their Indiana Jones movie but above all his behavior during the filming and his alcoholic issues

      • Darla says:

        That’s just not true, Spielberg definitely was involved in cancelling Fox.

      • FrenchGirl says:

        During his last movie promotion, Bay said it was really between Fox and him because she trashed him whereas he gave her her first chance but now they were again friends

      • Apple Tart says:

        NO it WAS Steven Spielberg decision to fire her from Transformer’s franchise. He used her calling Michael Bay a Nazi as anti-Semitic. Which is more anti-German. But I digress. And said to fire her. When she played nice again he gave her the role on TMNT. Meanwhile Shia was shitting on all of them in every interview and kept getting re-hired.

    • Ana170 says:

      Spielberg is the one that fired her allegedly because she called Bay a “nazi.” He was personally offended somehow. It made no sense.

      • Christa says:

        Yes it was Speilberg but no one really wants to talk about that now however. If he ever has another movie project, I hope the media makes a big stink.

        I was just reading on Marilyn Monroes history. The industry has been abusing and cancelling women for decades. It’s so gross.

  15. Lola says:

    William Hurt absolutely deserved to be cancelled for being a wife-beater though, even though that wasn’t the crusty old white male’s personal vendetta reason that he actually got cancelled for.

    • Betsy says:

      Yes, I feel like canceling an abuser isn’t the end of the world, even though, as you point out, that wasn’t the reason for his cancellation.

  16. It’sJustBlanche says:

    All I can say is, please, she needs to write a book!

    • Monica says:

      Co-signed! When I was young and dumb, I believed all the “difficult” hype around her. I will never unthinkingly believe a powerful white man’s negative opinion of a woman again.

  17. tempest prognosticator says:

    This was an interesting read. I wonder if Celebitchy would consider including a post now and then about old Hollywood gossip.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I would love that! Especially as were seeing how carefully constructed a lot of the narratives were back in that time, it was so easy to paint women as difficult, and gloss over a lot of the real scandals.

    • Renee says:

      I would love to read those types of posts too!

    • Ponchorella says:

      That would be amazing! You know, maybe on slow news/gossip days.

    • embo says:

      Yes, please read and do some vintage columns. Reading old stories with a modern lens is always fun!

      • Deering24 says:

        Do Julia Phillips first. She helped build New Hollywood from the start; worked with just about all the major players; was the first Oscar-winning female producer…until the glass ceiling slammed down on her head. At the time, people write off her career crash to her coke addiction, but it speaks volumes Martin Scorsese was just as bad, and he never got drummed out of the business.

    • Monica says:

      This would be great!

    • Trillion says:

      If this is your thing, I HIGHLY recommend the podcast: You Must Remember This. Great stories, very well-researched, high production value, 100% old Hollywood. She also does this cool thing where she pairs the histories of two contemporaries, side by side, like Jane Fonda and Jean Seberg.

      • Courtney B says:

        Great podcast! She’s married to Rian Johnson too. She probably could have great stories if they ever move into the modern years. Cough*toxic Star Wars fanboys*cough

      • JaneDoe says:

        Omg I am totally going to check out that podcast right now! That shit is FASCINATING I love it! Thank you for recommending it!

  18. megs283 says:

    She sounds difficult to be around. But if she has the skills, she should have had the job(s).

    • josephine says:

      I don’t see what makes her difficult. But what I find interesting is how often that phrase is applied to women. Men are smart, aggressive, go after what they want, ahead of their time, brilliant, stubborn, have vision, eccentric, etc. etc. Women never get to be those things — we’re always just “difficult.” Same goes for minorities. We’re willing to make a million excuses for total a**holes so long as they are men. Women get no benefit of the doubt. I’m surprised people haven’t pulled out petty and jealous yet – that’s another class fall-back used to minimize women’s intelligence and opinions.

      • megs283 says:

        I call men difficult as well. I said she was difficult based on this quote: I said to him, “You misled me! I thought I was going to get the part.”

        That’s not a conversation for a party, it’s something you say in private.

        And then how she said people are sensitive and don’t have a sense of humor.

        My personal experience is that when people say that, I find them to be difficult.

      • A says:

        I mean, my personal experience is that when someone takes a single social interaction that was handled poorly so enormously personally, that they endeavour to level long-lasting professional repercussions upon that person for the perceived “insult”, when it could have been resolved with a more mature conversation at a later time, I find them to be difficult as well. But it’s funny how that’s never something that people think twice about.

      • megs283 says:

        A, personally I dislike the lot of them…. but this article was about Sean Young, so I was focusing on her.

  19. Kristen says:

    She’s great in a lot of things, but this isn’t very flattering for her either. She’s kind of trashing other people, like Kim Basinger, who didn’t do anything and don’t deserve it.

    • Christa says:

      Yes but it’s great that she can now be open about it. It’s to look at history through a different lens sometimes. Also I don’t see where she trashed Basinger?

      • Kristen says:

        “I think [producer] Jon Peters had this hard-on for Kim Basinger, and he saw an opportunity to exit me, and he did. And no one ended up being very happy with that choice. But it is what it is.”

    • Deering24 says:

      Ironically enough, that role didn’t do Basinger any favors either. It reduced Vale to a typical distressed damsel. 🤮

  20. FF says:

    I feel like they blacklisted her and wrote her up as crazy and difficult to finesse it. They do that to a lot of actresses, and the friends of friends in the industry corroborate to make it happen. This is exactly why people were tight-lipped about Joss Whedon’s abusive assery.

    I’m also questioning why Spielberg seems to always be at least tangentially involved in cancelling actresses but always involved in protogeing young men (and no, Kathleen Kennedy’s career does not equal giving him a pass).

    • Courtney B says:

      Especially since Joan Crawford significantly boosted his career when she agreed to him as a director for her segment in Night Gallery in 1968/9.

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I love her. Yes, many said she was difficult. But I don’t think so. I am her, but on a very small scale with a very small orbit lol. We’re called mouthy for asking questions. We’re branded negative because our truth can be cynical and boldly blunt. Men are drawn to us, but when they realize we’re not stupid or afraid and will call shit out, she gets cancelled and I get thrown into prayer circles lol. As a teen that is, but older, men were sketchy about approaching me (a lot of flirting across big rooms and then I’d leave).

    I also feel her and lol’d about a gay man in a woman’s body. It’s so true! My husband is more of a woman than I am most times. But I am still a woman. And so was Sean. Strong women are universally discarded by scummy men and insecure women everywhere. And I think this fact makes it easy to live a more secluded hermity life. Kudos to her for a lifetime of enduring shitty people. She’s talented.

    • Ashley says:

      Mabs so true. I used to be really self confident about it but then I lived in Paris where it was more frowned upon so I began to kind of hate it and blamed it for my singleness. Now I’m trying to realize it’s not a bad thing and being single is better than hiding the fact that I am opinionated, smart and witty and men that I consider my equals actually hate me for it, instead of appreciate it. I just have to be okay with being alone.

      I too heard the rumors of Sean Young (tho I was really little back then) and I’m glad she’s getting a second chance. I hope all women who don’t fit the mold rise up and conquer. We’re far to intelligent to be kept down by the “difficult” moniker.

    • megs283 says:

      Mabs, I hate the idea of her saying she’s like a gay man in a woman’s body. Women are complicated and her essentially saying that she’s not like other girls does a disservice to all women.

      • Lola says:

        Yes. Fuck the not like other girls thing. I am strong, direct, to the point, don’t give a fuck, and I am 100% woman. None of these traits are “male” or “masculine,” every one of my traits is feminine if I’m the one who has them because I am a woman. I’m not a man in a woman’s body. Women aren’t just one thing. Femininity is anything a woman is, not just one small box of traits.

        So many men are just so so small and weak, and I’m not going to weaken myself just to make them feel better. I’m not going to project MY strong traits, which THEY lack, onto them instead of me, by calling them “masculine” traits. How would that work when I’m the one who has those traits and they don’t?!

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I can see that meg. For it is certainly an oversimplification and reductive. But not everyone elaborates and seeks clarity between the lines at every turn. Brevity can be a blessing and a curse. I doubt she sees herself as one thing. We can go on and on about the many roles women have at any given moment and time throughout a lifetime. Never having to apologize for any of it means many different things. And it has meant many different things in my own lifetime.

    • tealily says:

      The not being invited back after being offered drugs thing really spoke to me too. You end up by yourself a lot when you don’t want to “join” things like that.

  22. Blues clues says:

    Kaiser we would love a podcast on this subject and how it’s done now via agents, fixers, and lawyers. They will try to blacklist a woman in a hot minute. The Rudin’s and Weinstein and etc. Problematic men in HE are entitled and beloved. They are whored, misogynists, drug addicts, pedophiles and celebrated and unchecked.
    Women that Stan and defend these men are the weaklings and desperate.
    The women who do their own path and stand up are labeled crazy or villains. Question is how has Angelina Jolie managed to stay a force with all the scandal and labels. With no publicists. She is a freaking anomaly! Please do a podcast!

  23. K says:

    Omg I do NOT have enough towels for this volume of spillage. SPIELBERG cancelled Megan Fox

  24. LeonsMomma says:

    Sean Young was always so luminous on screen. So good in every role she did. All iconic. I was old enough to see what she was going through and hated what Hollywood did to her. Can’t wait to see her in her new movie.

    Per the men’s club: Men will say anything to bring down a woman who has rejected or challenged. Or, even ignored them. Years ago I dated a man who told me he almost didn’t ask me out because I dated his former manager. I was like, “WHAT”???!?!?! I never dated him.” The guy looked at me like I was crazy and wondered why his former manager would say that. I was like I have no idea, and he kept it as a running joke while we dated. (I was not happy about that, either.)
    Though I have heard of men who have claimed to have slept with me and didn’t (it’s not a lot, lol), this was a first: dating someone I never dated!
    And here’s the crazier thing: The manager never made a move on me or asked me out. So I had no idea he would be running around town saying this. Maybe I ignored him???

  25. mary says:

    Can someone PLEASE give us a low down on Spielberg gossip?

  26. IMARA219 says:

    From the header pic, I swear at a glance I thought it was Anne Hathaway. I’m 38 so, honestly, I don’t remember anything about Sean Young except the narrative around her. I can’t even remember being a fan of any of the movies she did. When I heard about the Catwoman story, I just thought she would have been an odd fit because I could not imagine her in that role whatsoever. I didn’t love Vicky Vale, she was a little flat, but I just couldn’t see Sean in the movie.

  27. Monica says:

    I’m here for every woman who’s aged out of giving a sh*t and spills ALL the tea. I only wish that young women had more support in being this honest at the beginning of their careers.

  28. PPP says:

    Cancel Stevel Spielberg. He hasn’t just been against women. In taking such a strong stance against Netflix he’s standing against diverse storytelling from people without connections in the industry. Spielberg is a hacky choad, CANCEL HIM!

  29. Angh says:

    I actually believe her. I just can’t get pass her being pro-Trump but that’s an entirely separate issue.

  30. North London is Dead says:

    She was unhinged but also treated poorly. Who knows which came first. Why anyone wants a career in Hollywood is beyond me.

  31. Elle says:

    Wow! That was so juicy!