4 Dark Ways Celebs’ Movies And Shows Predicted Their Real-Life Awfulness

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J.Ok. Rowling’s Detective Novels Had been An Early Glimpse Into Her Rubbish Views

We’ve talked earlier than about how J.Ok. Rowling is inching in direction of a future by which she’s remembered by the world primarily as “that transphobic blogger who additionally wrote a guide a few baby magician or one thing.” These days, Rowling has solely doubled-down on her bigotry, and is heaping reward onto self-described right-wing fascists for doing the identical. Issues have gotten so unhealthy that even individuals who spend their free time taking part in a sport that necessitates pretending to journey a flying broomstick don’t need to be related along with her.

Whereas Rowling’s views might have come as shock to anybody who noticed the Harry Potter books as being usually pro-inclusivity (except the magic hat that segregates all the youngsters who’re barely moody) this late profession pivot into transphobia was telegraphed by her current detective novels written beneath the pen identify Robert Galbraith – which, maybe not coincidentally, is alarmingly just like the identify of a well-known actual life anti-LGBTQ+ conversion therapist. The “Cormoran Strike” sequence of books, later was a TV present –

– observe a beefy personal detective and his accomplice. After Rowling’s social media posts, critics identified that the second guide within the sequence, The Silkworm, incorporates a scene by which a trans girl is repeatedly ridiculed by the protagonist for her “outstanding” Adam’s apple, and voice “as tough and loud as a docker’s.” He additionally threatens to ship her to jail the place it “received’t be enjoyable … not pre-op.” Even in the remainder of the guide, Rowling’s story is “constantly othering and patronizing” to the trans character. If all that wasn’t sufficient, a later entry within the guide sequence, Troubled Blood, featured “a serial killer who clothes as a girl to prey on his victims,” presumably as a result of the story was set totally in J.Ok. Rowling’s mind. 

Kevin Spacey Received An Oscar For Creeping On A Teen In American Magnificence

“Kevin Spacey is headed to courtroom” – again within the ‘90s, which may have been the logline of a tense authorized thriller. At present it implies that the disgraced actor is dealing with a number of sexual assault allegations in a U.Ok. trial set to start subsequent yr. He’s additionally being sued in federal courtroom by actor Anthony Rapp, whose 2017 allegations towards Spacey helped pave the best way for greater than thirty males to return ahead with accusations “starting from nonconsensual groping to the tried rape of minors.” Whereas Spacey “strenuously denies” committing any crimes, he did provide a half-assed apology to Rapp for his “inappropriate” habits – which he additionally couched in a popping out message that was promptly denounced by organizations equivalent to GLAAD.

And whereas we’re certain it was all only a huge coincidence, releasing creepy Christmas-themed movies in character as Home of Playing cards’ villainous Frank Underwood the identical yr three of his accusers died, certain didn’t look nice …

Once more, Spacey has by no means been convicted of any crime. However for these of us who grew up watching Kevin Spacey motion pictures, that is all extra-weird. For one factor, multiple Kevin Spacey character is only a harmless-seeming man who seems to be a terrifying monster by the tip. 

And, most relevantly, maybe his most acclaimed efficiency, Lester Burnham in American Magnificence, is actually a few center aged man trying to seduce a minor. However as a result of it was packaged together with a mid-life disaster that included pot-smoking and Bob Dylan information, one way or the other everybody on the time heraled it as an excellent depiction of Boomer ennui, not a disquietingly chill story about sexual predator.  

Lester giving Angela beer even calls to thoughts one Spacey accuser’s claims of being “plied” with alcohol. If this development continues, they might should drag a speaking cat into the courtroom. 

Armie Hammer Battled A Cannibal In The Lone Ranger

Demise on the Nile star and future timeshare salesman Armie Hammer was famously accused by an nameless former accomplice of getting a cannibalism fetish that resulted in abusive habits, together with sending her “graphic and violent texts about cannibalism, rape fantasies, and his want to drink her blood.” He was later accused of rape, presumably by the identical girl, and “emotional abuse” by one other ex. 

Weirdly, the man who allegedly wrote “I’m 100% a cannibal. I need to eat you” and has been battling cannibal-based rumors ever since, as soon as starred in a film the place he did literal battle towards a cannibal. And whereas we’re certain that they might have most popular to not have their identify talked about on this article, it was produced by the Walt Disney Firm. After all we’re speaking about The Lone Ranger, starring Hammer because the titular hero and (sigh) Johnny Depp as his Indigenous sidekick Tonto.

For some purpose, the villain of this film, which once more, was made by the identical folks behind The Aristocats, was a grotesque cannibal named Butch – who actually eats a dude’s coronary heart the primary time he exhibits up. 

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On reflection, Hammer pretending to be revolted by this villain could also be one of the best performing he’s ever completed. 

James Franco Performed A Creepy Instructor In A Film (Primarily based On A E-book By James Franco)

As everyone knows by now, James Franco was accused by a number of former college students (from his now-shuttered performing college) of misconduct starting from being “usually creepy” to “sexually abusive.” Franco later admitted to having had intercourse along with his college students and was ordered to pay greater than $2 million to settle a category motion lawsuit stemming from allegations that he created a “pipeline of younger ladies who have been subjected to his private {and professional} sexual exploitation within the identify of training.”

In gentle of those developments, you recognize what’s a bizarre film to look at? Palo Alto

Directed by Gia Coppola (granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola) Palo Alto tells a variety of intertwining tales, one in all which includes Franco as a highschool instructor who seduces and rapes a 14-year-old lady – oh, and it’s based mostly on a guide of brief tales by James Franco. Whereas Franco claimed in interviews that Coppola urged him to take the function, it’s not onerous to see that his story, which romanticizes the sexual exploitation of a scholar, distinctly mirrors the later accusations towards him and his crapass college. 

Even earlier than that, the similarities between the character and the real-life Franco turned obvious in a short time when he was caught propositioning a 17-year-old through textual content message– which again in 2014 was handled by the media with all of the seriousness of a state honest pie-eating contest. ABC Information known as it a “dishy drama” and framed it as a narrative, not a few minor being harassed by an older film star, however because the time James Franco realized in regards to the perils of social media “the onerous means.”

Folks famous on the time that this was all extraordinarily just like the plot of the film – with some even questioning whether or not the story was truly actual or a “hoax” PR stunt to advertise Palo Alto. Which … it undoubtedly was not. 

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