posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:59 AM
Twenty-three years ago or so, Swimming with Sharks
made an impression with its
compelling portrayal by Kevin Spacey of a narcissistic psychopathic movie mogul. A few years later, based on a few month's experience working around
Hollywood movers and shakers, I'd say the characters, and story, are close to 100% believable. Outrageous sh** and outrageous people happen in L.A.
show business, and to know something of what that means -- and who Harvey Weinstein is -- one should watch and enjoy "Swimming with Sharks".
Working with such a person is not all outrage --only 80% outrage or so -- and this film doesn't address the sex abuse dimension particularly. With
that strategic (from a script-writer's perspective) omission, the movie can still be funny.
I don't know if the character was modeled on HW or not, but it might as well as have been. In an
Spacey commented that "there’s a story that when Harvey Weinstein was
at his worst, his assistants would stick a tape of Swimming With Sharks into his VCR".