Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a veteran of decades as a Hollywood writer and TV producer best-known for creating “Designing Women” and for her long allegiance with the Clintons, tells of years of sexual impropriety and abuse of power in Hollywood in a guest column published today by The Hollywood Reporter.
While she says she warned Democratic operatives about Harvey Weinstein, she paints a picture of a more pervasive problem with misogyny in Hollywood.
“Harvey Weinstein may have been at the top of the sexual predator food chain, but these kinds of atrocities against women routinely go unreported and unpunished in the entertainment industry,” Bloodworth-Thomason writes. “The No. 1 casting criterion in Hollywood is that, above all else, an actress must be ‘hot and fuckable.’ The late blockbuster movie producer Don Simpson had his own way of measuring hotness when he bragged about which actresses’ butts he was able to bounce a dime off of.”
The column pulls back the curtain on incidents involving network executives, producers, stars and others who Bloodworth-Thomason says are part of a culture of gender inequity and sexual misconduct that runs rampant in Hollywood. The writer even gives a shout-out to Donald Trump as “the only sexual predator, to date, who’s told the truth.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to The Hollywood Reporter to read the column.