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The WorkShop preps series on sexual harassment in Hollywood

Indie prodco The WorkShop will delve into the multiple Hollywood sex scandals currently making headlines in a forthcoming docuseries. The eight-part series Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood will examine the systemic ...
November 15, 2017

Indie prodco The WorkShop will delve into the multiple Hollywood sex scandals currently making headlines in a forthcoming docuseries.

The eight-part series Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood will examine the systemic issues of sexual harassment in the industry, starting with the “casting couch mentality” which dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood.

From “Fatty” Arbuckle and Alfred Hitchcock to Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, viewers will see how industry insiders have used their power to engage in unsolicited, abusive behavior.

Through interviews with journalists, celebrities, victims, mental health experts and industry insiders, Shame will tackle the issues and try to answer difficult questions on how this type of behavior could go on for so long unchecked and what its like to go from being a beloved celebrity – like Kevin Spacey (pictured) or Louis CK – to being reviled overnight.

Shame will also explore some of the peripheral issues surrounding the scandals flowing from Hollywood, including how these fallen celebrities explain what they did to their wife, kids, friends and business associates.

Production on Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood beings later this month.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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