Hollywood’s broken fairy tales

Question: Are you of the quaint, outdated belief that marriage is for life and that fidelity is an essential component of marriage?

If you answered yes, you’ll be crushed to know that in a recent interview, the star of dozens of films-not-worth-watching Cameron Diaz has revealed that monogamy does not exist, and that if you think it does, you’re clearly some poor sucker stuck in a moralistic prehistoric fantasy while your partner cheats his or her face off. As FOX reported, Cameron Diaz noted sagely that, “At some point in your life everybody has been cheated on. I’m not saying that the relationship you’re in currently, you’re going to get cheated on, but eventually or maybe in the past it’s happened.” Furthermore, if you are antiquated enough to believe that maybe life isn’t like one of the stupid Hollywood movies she acts in: “You’ve never been cheated on? Really? Really, nothing? Oh good. Well, guess what? You may not know that you’ve been cheated on.”

So is monogamy dead? Or do Diaz’s comments (besides being an obvious personal projection) maybe, just maybe say more about how sexually twisted Hollywood is, rather than whether or not you’ll find someone who won’t cheat on you?

Well, let’s look at a few stories coming out of Hollywood in recent years just to give Ms. Diaz’s comments a bit of context, such as a phenomenon labeled “Casting Couch Nightmares” by the media. “The casting couch,” FOX 411 reported in 2011, “trading sexual favors for a role, representation or anything that will help an aspiring performer take that next step to stardom—is alive and well in Hollywood.” For example, British GQ reported that Megan Fox was “heartbroken” by the number of famous Hollywood directors who attempted to get into her bed as her career blossomed. Gwyneth Paltrow has said that in her early days, she was met with the proposition that a business meeting conclude in the bedroom. And the stories from that Bastion of Feminist Thought, Hollywood, go on.

Moving beyond Bill Clinton-esque sexual exploitation, though, is the gruesome reality of unreported rape. Suzannah Galland, a Hollywood career strategist, has stated that“she hears many horror stories from friends who are top actresses.” According to Galland:

“Two (friends) have told me of date rapes perpetrated by major male stars. In both cases, these women agreed to a friendly dinner. One of these friends had no interest in a romantic relationship at all with the star that was pursuing her, and she made that clear to him. All the same she was in awe of the man’s talent, and happy to discuss possible roles with him. An alliance would have been hugely helpful to her career. So she was trusting when he invited her after dinner to stop by his hotel, where he had a stack of scripts to show her. Once the door was shut, he raped her. ’I never told anybody,’ she explained to me, ‘because he is who he is and I was ashamed.’”

That, unfortunately, is only one such story. Former child actor Corey Feldman, who began his career in television at age three, told ABC News ‘Nightline’ in 2011 that, “I can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was, and is, and always will be pedophilia.” These predators, Feldmen said, surrounded young child actors “like vultures.”

And it’s not just stories you’ve probably heard of, like award-winning film director and rapist Roman Polanski. As LifeSiteNews reported (and I encourage you to read the full article):

Former “Little House on the Prairie” star Alison Arngrim recently agreed.

“This has been going on for a very long time,” Arngrim told Fox News. “It was the gossip back in the ‘80s. People said, ‘Oh yeah, the Coreys, everyone’s had them.’ People talked about it like it was not a big deal.” Arngrim referred to Feldman and his co-star in “The Lost Boys,” Corey Haim, a drug addict who died last year, a death Feldman blamed on the psychological suffering caused by sex abuse.

“I literally heard that they were ‘passed around,’” Arngrim said. “The word was that they were given drugs and being used for sex. It was awful – these were kids, they weren’t 18 yet. There were all sorts of stories about everyone from their quote, ‘set guardians’ on down that these two had been sexually abused and were totally being corrupted in every possible way.”

Add to this the never-ending parade of divorces and ridiculously short-lived marriages, and it’s no surprise that Ms. Cameron Diaz thinks that there’s no such thing as two people remaining faithful to one another for life. The sad, nihilistic filth Hollywood peddles to the public does not, as they like to claim, hold up a mirror to society—although we’re heading there fast. It holds up a mirror to Hollywood. Ms. Diaz does not speak for society when she claims that there’s no such thing as faithful relationships. She’s speaking for Hollywood.

And perhaps she’s right.

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