MY CAREER: "Oh, look! A Hornet's nest!" *unzips fly*
The political mudslinging is happening in earnest, with plenty of stones being thrown in glass houses (hey Pennsylvania, your congressional Republican lineup is looking a little light there...)
But, as I was telling a friend earlier: knowing about Weinstein's shit wasn't new. Being able to talk about it publicly without torpedoing your career was. And it only happened because, amazingly, two major news outlets actually ran concurrent stories about it.
Which is frankly amazing, given that a small handful of companies produce 90% of the media you consume on a daily basis. But that's (slowly) starting to change. Even Harvey couldn't keep it out of the growing-in-respectability blogs. And any one person's influence only can stretch so far.
Because power in Hollywood rarely goes as far or for as long in the hands of any one person as most may realize. It's a land of illusions, for fuck's sake.
And the route to power or even stability is long, hard, and full of obstacles.
For those on that road, or who have finally come to a peak on it, the thought of throwing yourself off, even for the most noble of reasons, is terrifying. Especially when there's every indication that the one you stand up to will barely feel the wind of your passage as you fall.
I will say that Harvey isn't the only one.
He's just the one that's safe to talk about now.