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22 December 2018 @ 04:40 pm
Where is Justice when you need her...  
++ As a follow-up from the previous post, Eliza Dushku writes up her own statement telling her side of the story, detailing the events that occurred and the experience she had while on the set. It's long and eloquently written, but it's also painful to read because of what she endured, which despite doing everything right and had actual evidence of her harassment, she was still fired from the show and was horrifically mistreated. My heart aches for Eliza, and I'm sad for what she went through and angry how it was handled by others, but she's incredibly brave for speaking out about it even if it wasn't how she wanted it to happen. She just needed to clear the air and refusing to be silenced by those wanting to knock her down. Needless to say though, I'm just happy that she's moved on with her life and is in a better place now, and I wish nothing but the best for her future. She deserves it after the bullshit she's suffered from this industry.

In the same vein, Amber Heard recently wrote her own article telling her story and how we, as a society, need to change, especially in support of women who are faced with sexual harassment and abuse but are never believed or taken seriously. Amber herself was a victim of domestic abuse but, much like with Eliza, despite providing proof of the violence against her the public spewed hateful vile things towards her, even going so far as to make death threats and making her feel even more unsafe, while her abuser goes on unscathed. Here she also writes about how the industry responded by basically threatening to blacklist her. Even now, people still react negatively towards her despite her not having done anything wrong. Sadly, this happens all the time when victims come forward, that no matter how much evidence they provide they'll never catch a break. It's heartbreaking and devastating, but also enraging, and it's something that needs to stop.

++ Elementary will be ending after its upcoming seventh season. I know that some are confused since the sixth season seemed like it was a finalized way of ending the show, since I think there was a huge question on whether that was the last season or not hence why the season ended the way it did. Either way though, Elementary has had a good run and I think ending it after seven seasons is better than it going on longer, which is where most shows end up devolving.

++ The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is going to be a prequel series to The Dark Crystal coming to Netflix in 2019. I know they announced it, I believe, sometime last year with a teaser trailer and now we're finally getting casting information along with the first images from it. As this is one of my favorite childhood movies, I am absolutely excited. The Jim Henson Company is returning to work on this new series, which makes sense because only they can recreate the breathtaking visuals and puppetry that made the film absolutely extraordinarily gorgeous.

++ I recently ended up watching Eli Roth's History of Horror documentary series, and as someone who loves the horror genre it was incredibly fascinating. I love seeing different people, from actors to writers and directors, talk about why they adore horror, the history of what made certain horror so memorable, and just taking a look at how influential horror has become in pop culture throughout the years. The documentary has episodes focusing on specific topics, such as talking about slashers, monster horror, ghost stories, etc, and kind of discussing the cultural importance of these particular subgenres within horror itself and how horror has grown and evolved over time. Part of me wishes they had taken some time dedicating an episode to foreign horror, because I feel like foreign horror is often quite neglected during these discussions, but perhaps that'll be for another time. With that being said, I hope that there will possibly be a second season of this.
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Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on December 23rd, 2018 01:43 am (UTC)
Do you have another source for the Amber Heard article? I only get redirected to a subscription page for the Washington Post and my options. :(

I really hope that Natalie Dormer has time to make a guest appearance on the final season of 'Elementary'. I'm excited about the London setting. I'm sure it'll be a worthy series finale. I'll really miss Joan and Sherlock though.

Really excited for the Dark Crystal!!!
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on December 23rd, 2018 04:36 am (UTC)
Not at the moment. :( Are you looking at it on mobile? Because it appears fine on my laptop, and I know that some sites that I visit on mobile devices don't always work properly unless I look at it on a laptop/desktop computer. Either way, I'm hoping that another source will be available soon, because everything else I've seen that talks about it links back to the original Washington Post page.

Yeah, I've been waiting for Natalie Dormer to come back to Elementary since her last appearance. I know that initially she was busy with Game of Thrones but now that she's not anymore I kept wondering when she was going to return. I'm hoping that she does though, otherwise it would've been such a waste. But I agree, I'll miss the Joan and Sherlock dynamic, for sure.
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tabaquitabaqui on December 23rd, 2018 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm so sick and tired of the 'debate' surrounding women and assault/harassment/sexual attacks, etc. Women get *death threats* when they speak up, their attacker rarely faces any kind of justice, and yet the narrative of women exaggerating or making up this shite is *still* being pushed, and pushed hard. It makes me so angry I sometimes just have to step away or really just lose it.


I adore The Dark Crystal and am excited about this prequel.

Thanks for the links!
Renée: Lost Girl. Bo. Succubus.rogueslayer452 on December 23rd, 2018 05:05 am (UTC)
Seriously, it's so upsetting. Every time I see comments bashing women who come forward against their abusers for some reason or another, my blood just boils. This is the narrative that needs to change because so many are willing to not believe the women yet will do whatever to protect and defend the abusers. It's so horrific how normalized this kind of behavior and attitude is, that it's no wonder why many victims don't want to come forward and speak out because they don't want to succumb to such ridicule and unfounded spite from others who will blame/shame them no matter what.

I want to believe that the Me Too movement is the start of changing that narrative for the better, which it has helped in some ways, though we have a long way to go.
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orangerfulorangerful on December 23rd, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that the 'history of horror' will be on one of the streaming services I subscribe to at some point. It sounds fascinating. I'm not a big horror person, but I find the subculture of it to be interesting.

I am so excited about the Dark Crystal prequel now that I've seen the puppets!
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 23rd, 2018 07:36 am (UTC)
It really is intriguing. I'm a horror fan, though I think even people who aren't that into horror but are interested enough to learn a bit more about it will find the series quite fascinating. There were some things in it that I didn't think about before, which is awesome.

Once I knew that the Jim Henson Company was going to be involved, I wasn't going to worry that much about how the prequel would look like, at least when it came to the puppets. And they look so good! Now I just want to see how they're going to do the world, since one of the fascinating aspects of The Dark Crystal was the creativity of this elaborate fantasy world that was built.
Laura: Elementaryviolateraindrop on December 23rd, 2018 02:09 pm (UTC)
Eliza's statement makes me feel nauseous. I'm not sure if it was her intention, but I feel as if it implies that she is not his only victim and that he probably makes many crew members uncomfortable with his behavior.

When Amber came out with her story, so many of Depp's associates tried to discredit her. Even pretty much all women in his life. Of course, I believe Amber, but at the same time, I can believe that Vanessa had a different experience with him. I also believe Cote de Pablo when she says that Michael never acted that way with her. I'm not sure where it comes from that you can only believe one story at a time.

I absolutely agree about Elementary! Seven seasons is a great run and still not too much to get tired of it (she says while still watching Supernatural^^). I do hope that Lucy and Jonny do more TV once the show is over.
Nina: <ouat> redhoneymink on December 23rd, 2018 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if Eliza implied she wasn't the only victim. The way I read it was more that other people on set felt comfortable with harrassing/bullying her because Weatherly did it first. It sounds like there's an unhealthly dynamic on this set where everyone is catering to Weatherly. Be that as it may, the whole thing was terrible to read and I feel so disgusted and furious on her behalf, to the extent that I think this show ought to be cancelled... or well, Weatherly replaced and blacklisted.

I also believe Cote de Pablo when she says that Michael never acted that way with her.

Well, one can only speculate but – perhaps that had to do with factors like NCIS having an ensemble cast where everyone was just doing a job and with seasoned actors like Mike Harmon and David McCallum who initially got top billing. So again speculation perhaps it's fair to say that de Pablo and Weatherly rose in popularity together during the course of NCIS and he did not feel threatened by her. The way Eliza describes the situation CBS was looking to remodel "Bull" into it having two leads, her and Weatherly, whereas formerly Weatherly was the star – again, speculation but perhaps that bothered him.

I read Amber's piece in the 'Washington Post' and I must say it was rough. Something I can identify very much with. She was very tactful in the way she argued against Betsy DeVos's proposed changes to the rules on governing the treatment of sexual harrassment and assault. That could have been a bit stronger, especially in light of her first few paragraphs, which I empathise with completely... because I lived it too. But overall very well written.

When Amber came out with her story, so many of Depp's associates tried to discredit her. Even pretty much all women in his life.

This and her description of it in last part of her piece, how she was hunted down and judged basically, is what make speechless and depressed.

I can believe that Vanessa had a different experience with him.

I can too. But it looked to me that after their split he snapped or something. So there was never any doubt that Amber told the truth.
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R.nemophilist on December 23rd, 2018 08:47 pm (UTC)

My heart breaks for Eliza. Fuck that guy. Apparently he creeped on Jessica Alba too. >:(

Renée: Kahlan. Con Dar.rogueslayer452 on December 23rd, 2018 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he did. I didn't think too much of it at the time, but it wasn't until much later that I understood how inappropriate his and Jessica Alba's relationship was. The fact that a grown adult man would be dating a teenager is just, ick. And now his inappropriate comments and behavior towards Eliza which essentially got her fired instead of him. >:|
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on December 24th, 2018 02:42 am (UTC)
The Dark Crystal thing looks so interesting. It looks like it will be really closely in line with the original, not a remake, reboot, etc, and will actually be more story in that world! I know that's what 'prequel' means, lol, but these days so much is being redone. The pictures look amazing!
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 24th, 2018 05:13 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, a lot of people tend to misuse particular terms (ex: saying something is a "reboot" when really it's just a remake, or saying something is a remake when it's really just another adapted take on the source material), but this looks like it's going to be a proper prequel. I'm very curious and excited about it. And yes, those pictures look so good! I really want to see how the world is going to look, because the movie had so much detail that I want to see how they're going to recreate it.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on December 28th, 2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed History of Horror. I agree they need to cover foreign horror. I think they need a second season to finish the discussion. Foreign horror, revenge stories, pyschological horror, remakes...there's still a lot to cover.
Renée: GOT. Daenerys.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2018 01:45 am (UTC)
So true. There is just so much to cover when it comes to the horror genre, they barely scratched the surface. I like the series since it's fascinating hearing people talk about horror and examining it, so I really hope that there's a second season to kind of go even further.
haebin: yunahaebin on December 29th, 2018 05:42 pm (UTC)
Eli Roth's History of Horror documentary series
This sounds interesting. It is available at Netflix? If yes, I will check it out.

It is horrible that 99% of all victims (female and male) have to face injustice.
It can't be true that people who were abused and/or sexually abused have to face this. Have to take the blame for what happened to them.
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2018 11:15 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know if it's available on Netflix, you can try checking. It's an AMC original, if that's any help.

The sad reality is that victims will always be interrogated more than their accusers, it's why a lot of them don't come forward because they don't want to relive the traumatic event along with being judged, shamed, and treated like a criminal for something that was done to them. Victims risk everything, whereas even if their abuser is found guilty chances of justice being served are quite low because their punishments are often just a slap on the wrist. It's deplorable, and it's something we need to change.
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