This Genius New Site Helps You Avoid TV and Movies Tainted by Creeps
Every single day we get news of new accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct about powerful men, oftentimes associated with Hollywood. What began with Harvey Weinstein now includes Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, and Danny Masterson, to name just a very few. While many have faced swift and immediate consequences for their actions, they leave behind a long list of past work that now feels extremely tainted.
While we now know the final season of House of Cards will be Spacey-less, a rewatch definitely feels weird, not to mention there are many people who may have been waiting to watch it when all the seasons were complete. It’s a new world out there and one that can be tough to navigate, especially if you’re wary of supporting art that’s now tarnished by the horrible behavior of certain men.
Now, that’s not to say that you have to avoid any of it. I, for one, will probably still watch “Good Will Hunting” and “Shakespeare in Love” every time I catch them on TV. And those are some of Weinstein’s most marquee projects. But they also involve a lot of people who weren’t awful monsters. That decision is a personal one. You may feel differently, and now there’s a new website to help guide your way: Rotten Apples.
The premise is simple: Enter the name of a movie or TV show and the site will tell you whether or not anyone involved with the production has allegations of sexual misconduct against them, and name them if there are any. This way, you have all the information you need to decide whether you want to watch.
So how about them apples for the aforementioned “Good Will Hunting”? Very rotten.
But what about our faves like Riverdale, Big Little Lies, and Outlander? All good. Phew.
Here’s hoping your faves aren’t problematic.