Who knows what the Golden Globes were thinking. In my opinion Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, Blackkklansman and A Star is Born were all much better movies than the tepid “Bohemian Rhapsody”. But even quality of cinema aside, it feels questionable that one year after a very memorable, a very honest ceremony celebrating “Time’s Up” in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the award for one of the Best Movies went to a man who has been accused multiple times of raping underage teens.
The report is courtesy of King County Court, which chronicles Bryan Singer raping a 17 year old on his yacht, and the behavior is reportedly part of an established pattern, as several such accusations have come to the surface.
Lawsuit filed in King County graphically details alleged sex abuse of 17 yo by Hollywood director Bryan Singer. Incident allegedly occurred in 2003 on wealthy tech investor's yacht in Seattle.
Document: https://t.co/nLYjoKwvMc pic.twitter.com/XKNDtWY0gP
— Lewis Kamb (@lewiskamb) December 8, 2017
The win is even more so confusing considering Bryan Singer was fired from the film for reasons not even stemming from his constant and credible accusations of sexual assault, but due to his erratic behavior on set, and disappearing for weeks at a time. Whoever directed Bohemian Rhapsody after Singer left the shoot was not credited, and Singer remains the credited director of the film.
The cast and crew — who’ve chronicled how miserable they were on the shoot due to the director’s erratic behavior — carefully avoided mentioning Bryan Singer’s name, most notably in the Best Picture win and in Rami Malek’s speech for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.
Bryan Singer slowly came out of hiding, despite being associated with rape by pretty much anyone aware of him in the entertainment industry, to congratulate the movie in an ill advised Instagram post showing his proudly sitting in a chair labeled “director” in a move that could be described as “wait what?”.
And another director famously accused of sexual misconduct, Brett Ratner, congratulated Singer in the upsetting wave of men implicated of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault trying to make their way back. This wave includes Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, and rather successfully, the host of The Talking Dead, whoever he is.
Add to all that the act of Fox pushing Bryan Singer in their “For Your Consideration” campaign for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, according to Business Insider.
All this to avoid giving Black Panther an award. Tisk tisk, Golden Globes. For shame, you complicit awards show you, for shame.
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