One of my favourite sources of movie-related entertainment on YouTube and Twitter, Screen Junkies, have been going through some shit lately.
Apparently the usual shit, for Hollywood and probably the entire rest of the world, if we’re being honest.
So, fair play to them for the hiatus they took, the steps they’ve taken and are planning, and all the rest of it. It looks like they’ve owned this issue and really taken it to heart, so I guess all that remains is to see how things change from here on. It’s all very well to tut sadly and say this stuff is systemic in the “geek” community, and quite another to say “alright, looks like it is, so what are we going to do about it?”
I admit I don’t really have a horse in this race, it’s always jarring to see confirmation of the – to borrow a phrase from the 19th Century – beastly behaviour of some men, and this was a real community-poisoner. Just seeing how sad Hal looks in this video … I know, I know, he’s absolutely not the victim here, but still.
My admiration and respect for the victims who came forward, and of course my deepest sympathies that they had to experience something like this in the first place. I hope Screen Junkies move on past this to become stronger, better, and just as entertaining as they’ve always been.
Just a little note of support from me.