Producer Effie Brown: "People Didn't Want to Work With Me" After Calling Out Matt Damon

Jun 18, 2020 13:56


The Gamechanger Films CEO reflects on the backlash she received in 2015 after arguing on-air with Matt Damon: "I spoke up and got summarily smacked back down." https://t.co/9kZWnYWRrN
- The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 18, 2020
In a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter, producer Effie Brown opens up about the backlash she received after calling ( Read more... )

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harrys_headband June 18 2020, 19:34:30 UTC
I absolutely hate Matt Damon.

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zoaster_toaster June 18 2020, 19:39:37 UTC
He and Affleck have too much power in Hollywood.

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jeuxdemaux June 18 2020, 19:44:41 UTC
same, I can't even watch a movie with him in it

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lolita_applebum June 18 2020, 20:15:27 UTC
same. This creepy old dude I was nice to tried to ask me out by seeing if I wanted to watch The Martian at his apartment and it was by far the easiest rejection I ever did

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zoaster_toaster June 18 2020, 19:37:02 UTC
Fuck Damon and Batfleck.

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therearewords June 18 2020, 19:39:42 UTC
Of course she did. The status quo is very much synonym to "if you're not blindingly with us, you're against us".

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genbu_no_miko24 June 18 2020, 19:44:35 UTC
This is why I don’t drag celebs because they didn’t speak out in certain situations. There is a known history in Hollywood of your career being threatened or over if speak out.

It’s there for white actors but it’s a larger threat for minorities across the board.

That’s why John Boyega had worries about his career being threatened even he didn’t do or say anything wrong.

Good on Lee Daniels having her back.

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zoaster_toaster June 18 2020, 19:52:56 UTC
This is why I don’t drag celebs because they didn’t speak out in certain situations. There is a known history in Hollywood of your career being threatened or over if speak out.

Absolutely. Professional retaliation in Hollywood is a very well-known thing and I feel like this is frequently forgotten by the masses.

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genbu_no_miko24 June 18 2020, 19:59:37 UTC
Yeah so many actors have gotten blacklisted for speaking out or refusing to do something. We had this issue during the metoo movement.

Right now I’m thinking of Gabrielle Union being fired from AGT for speaking out about Jay Leno’s racist joke against Koreans.

Or Olivia Munn telling her mom she might be unemployed for a while because she had a registered sex offender removed from her movie set.

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zoaster_toaster June 18 2020, 20:04:43 UTC
I also seem to remember reading somewhere John Cho acknowledging he doesn't get as many leading roles as he could be because he's outspoken about anti-Asian racism in Hollywood.

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doriiansz June 18 2020, 19:54:11 UTC
Poor Effie. I'm still so pissed when I think of that video. The caucasity of Demon. Been hating his nasty ass ever since. Good on Daniels for reaching out, but we didn't forget how he played Monique, so I'm side eyeing his ass as well.

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