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Old 07-07-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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He's a great actor. But I first heard of his behavior in the late '90s, and I am by no means a Hollywood insider. Everyone in Hollywood acting "shocked" at the allegations is total BS. Everyone knew, and no one cared. Because Hollywood is filled with people like Spacey and worse.
When I grew up, if you told a lady she'd be a fine Hollywood actress, it was an insult in multiple ways. The entire industry had a horrid reputation. It mainstreamed our first divorces and made affairs not horrible. Yet, if people wanted to do it, it was entertaining, and cheap entertainment in a place with air conditioning.

If anything, I'd say the industry is getting cleaned up more and more. Now in an era of Netflix, producers have to finally respect talent because there's not enough content. Further, there's more ways and places to produce. The industry has jumped from private hells into lockstep...frankly a tad on the gushing liberal side, but that's the natural order or fast and lawless moving to a strict right/wrong. As time passes we'll get to normal people in a normal industry.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:02 PM
 
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The only characters in American Beauty who were not creepy on some level were the gay neighbors. It's a great movie for that time period, depicting fractured, sterile suburban lives devoid of meaning. Lester wasn't a pedo, he was a lost and broken man. He played that part very well. Angela wasn't really a hot nympho, she was a confused insecure young girl.

Spacey wouldn't be into a girl anyway.

As to men IRL being attracted to teenage girls, I would say more than half for sure.
Not sure why the other poster thought that movie was 'yuckie', I havent seen it in awhile, but from what i remember the young blond girl that Spacey is obsessing over, is pretty darn hot, she doesnt look like a kid at all imo.

On the other hand, I thought the gay neighbors were the creepiest part of the movie, how they both were attracted to Spacey.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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One movie that I was really surprised by when it comes to Ephebophilia was Tadpole (2000). Watching it again, after not seeing it since when it came out, I am really surprised as to how far they went with it. They have all these adult women just wanting to sleep with this 15 year old teenager, and not even worry about any legal consequences, that I just thought it went too far, and the movie was being too mindless about the issue.
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Old Today, 02:06 AM
 
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Surprised no one has mentioned “Romeo and Juliet,” which has been filmed many times. In Shakespeare’s play, she’s listed as being 13. Though the actresses used in the film look quite a bit older.
It's not about pedophilia.

Olivia Hussey, who was the best Juliet as far as I'm concerned, was 15.
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