When a career is dead, you can feel it. People distance themselves from them, like rats fleeing a sinking ship. You can feel it, you can sense it, you know it in your bones.
Harvey Weinstein is finished, he is career dead. He is now joined by an award-winning actor, once beloved by audiences and critics. Despite his two Academy Awards in the nineties, you might have had trouble finding anyone who had much good to say about Kevin Spacey the person. Gifted actor, despite a penchant for smarmy, smug smarter than everyone in the room, his career sort of nose-dived after American Beauty (1999) though he came back in House of Cards on Netflix.
There was much talk and buzz surrounding his supporting performance in All the Money in the World, directed by Ridley Scott, even Oscar attention, but that is now dead.
The reports coming from the set of the Netflix drama will see to it he is finished. With aggressive, bull queer behaviour, Spacey has sealed his own fate. You simply cannot get away with plunging your hands down or up the shorts of attractive young men working on set. It does not matter if you are a powerful star or not, not anymore, and it seems this has been going on for years.
While shooting The Usual Suspects (1995) it seems the attractive boyfriend of Director-writer Bryan Singer caught the eye of the actor who chased him with aggression and purpose, finally bedding him. Singer was, to the least displeased, and the two stopped speaking. Stories of Spaceys’ chasing young men have circulated through the business for years, and in light of the current climate have come home to roost.
Harvey Weinstein is finished in the business, any business and may face jail. Netflix has cancelled House of Cards, and any Academy Award campaign for Spacey is dead. His agency has distanced themselves from him and his publicist has quit. He is as dead as one can be without his heart not having stopped.