Backtalk: Hollywood Shenanigans—Revenge Porn & Unequal Pay

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the latest in Hollywood shenanigans. First up is the potential prosecution of the sole Kardashian brother, Rob Kardashian, for posting revenge porn against his ex-fiance and mother of his infant daughter, Blac Chyna. Revenge porn is another realm of online harassment that often targets women and Rob Kardashian’s online meltdown might bring greater awareness to how posting nude photos of other people is illegal in 34 states. Then they dig into the latest conversation around unequal pay in Hollywood spurred by the news that Hawaii Five-O stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park did not renew their contracts because they weren’t being paid as much as their white male costars, and Emma Stone shares a story of how her white male costars have had to take a pay cut so that she can have pay equity on her films. Such shenanigans, much misogyny. Also another Petty Political Pminute covering the latest in Russian collusion leaving Dahlia and Amy wondering if Trump has ordered a U-Haul yet because they need to vacate their present residence. 

On each episode, we share one thing we saw, read, and heard this week. 

WATCHED: If you only watch one film about a hippo-dog-pig creature this summer, Okja should be that movie. This Netflix film is hilarious and heartbreaking, both an allegory about capitalism and a straightforward story about the harm of conglomerations with wonderful performances. 

READ: We’re trying not to freak out over this piece from the New York Magazine, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” about the world imploding by the end of the century. So what can we do about it?

HEARD: Skux, aka Ayisha Jaffer, and a remix of her track “On Her Way” in collaboration with French Horn Rebellion, because we need more horns in pop music. 


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