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Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: 'We're Not People to Him'
Posted: Posted June 18th
Edited June 18th by Cruinn-Annuin
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/max-landis-8-women-accuse-hollywood-filmmaker-of-emotional-and-sexual-abuse-were-not-people-to-him
Big yikes. Real long article, lots of details. Absolutely terrible.

There goes the possibility of Landis ever being on RedLetterMedia again.

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Just went on Wikipedia and saw someone edited his page. A segment reads

He is the son of director John Landis. It also does not matter how many accolades he has, how many awards he's won, how many celebrities he's schmoozed with, or how famous he is, because he is a serial abuser, a serial rapist, and loves to torture, degrade, abuse, and humiliate women. Max Landis is not a hero, a talent, or a prodigy. Max Landis is a monster.


Posted June 18th by Fox Forever
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That sux. I still like American ultra one of my fav movies but won’t watch it AS often

Posted June 19th by Brandy
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Honestly not at all surprising. Practically everything I've ever heard from him, he comes off like a gigantic asshole. He also got a lot of popularity among the wrong crowds when he championed the "Rey is a Mary Sue" argument online. And also, Bright is one of the most racially ignorant films produced in a long time. Even his feature to try and be like, "racism is bad" or whatever, he still wound up making it pretty racist itself.

I also once heard him many many years ago on the Indoor Kids podcast, and he was such a fucking gatekeeping gamer. So pretty much everything I've heard from him, he has always come off as toxic, problematic, and exhibited behaviors of someone that I would totally not at all be surprised to hear he was abusive.

Posted June 19th by Jet Presto
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All I knew of him was Wrestling Isn't Wrestling, The Death of Superman and his appearances on RedLetterMedia, so this is news to me.

Is it a controversial opinion to think that Rey was a Mary Sue? What was his reasoning?

Edited June 19th by Cruinn-Annuin
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Well the thing with the "Rey is a Mary Sue" argument from a few years ago was it really drummed up a very loud and very active group of misogynistic men who would harass people (especially women) who *liked* Rey as a character or the new Star Wars movie. There's also the fact that Mary Sue has, historically, been used as a sexist half-criticism of women-written literature and is nearly impossible to use without drumming up that history (especially when referring to a female character in a movie, as he did). There was certainly some criticism of his that had merit, but he insistence on calling her a Mary Sue, even when others pointed out that she really wasn't based on the technical meaning of the term, just sort of made him a hero among the dudes who hated that Star Wars made a woman the main hero (which had a lot of crossover with the dudes who hated that they had a black guy as a main character, too).

Posted June 19th by Jet Presto
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Having a negative opinion of something isn't toxic just because you share that opinion with people who also do terrible shit to people. Neither is becoming popular with the "wrong" crowd. This would matter if he was trying to get in with those crowds, which I don't think he was.

even when others pointed out that she really wasn't based on the technical meaning of the term


How do you mean? It's not an all-or-nothing definition.

Also, it's just really PROBLEMATIC when entire classes of people are referred to as the "wrong" crowds. Writing these people off and disregarding them as anything but walking bigotry robots is not really helpful.

Edited June 19th by Cruinn-Annuin
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There's also the fact that Mary Sue has, historically, been used as a sexist half-criticism of women-written literature and is nearly impossible to use without drumming up that history (especially when referring to a female character in a movie, as he did).

...so? Are you suggesting we shouldn't use a useful term because some people have incorrectly used it?

Posted June 19th by The Bandit
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not surprising considering what i'd heard about this fucker before

Posted June 22nd by poptart!
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