It’s a tricky time.
The subject of sexual harassment in Hollywood is in the zeitgeist.
So, how do you avoid unwanted advances?
First of all don’t wear a short skirt.
Of course you can wear a short skirt.
YOU CAN WEAR ANYTHING YOU WANT.
4 TIPS toward never having to say:
#1: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a friggin duck.
IF YOU’RE GETTING A CREEPY VIBE, WALK AWAY.
If you think that maybe… that last thing he said to you was inappropriate, IT WAS!
Stand up and head for the door.
#2: NO FOMO
Fear of missing out is what makes many of us accept things we wouldn’t normally.
If a voice in your head is telling you the only way to get this job is to compromise yourself, then likely – THERE IS NO JOB.
Remember that famous line from the movie, “ALL THAT JAZZ?”
“I slept with him and I still didn’t get the job.”
Sadly, this is usually the case.
Scumbags are NOT in the business of following through on their disgusting promises.
#3: MAKE CLEAR DECISIONS IN A CLEAR ENVIRONMENT
If you’re unsure about nudity in movies, figure that out at home…
BEFORE THE AUDITION.
Don’t go to a potentially awkward situation and wing it.
Plan ahead. Think ahead.
#4: MEET AT AN OFFICE
Meetings should happen in a public place.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from Harvey Weinstein, it’s this:
DON’T MEET A PRODUCER IN A HOTEL ROOM OR IN A PRIVATE HOME.
If the production company insists that they don’t have the funds for an office, suggest a coffee shop.
It’s okay to say, “I’d feel more comfortable meeting at Starbucks.”
It is very difficult to put a positive spin on what all the victims of sexual harassment have had to go through.
But if we had to find one glimmer of hope, it would be this:
We believe that…
HOLLYWOOD IS ON A PATH TOWARD A BETTER AND MORE ENLIGHTENED TIME.
Stay strong, y’all.