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Show me the money.


The Hollywood Reporter just published a dynamite article. In it, Ellen Pompeo lets rip with naked honesty about her career, her struggle and her journey to power. If you live and work in Hollywood, especially if you're a woman, you gotta read this.

Here's just a taste:

I'm not necessarily perceived as successful, either, but a 24-year-old actress with a few big movies is, even though she's probably being paid shit — certainly less than her male co-star and probably with no backend. And they're going to pimp her out until she's 33 or 34 and then she's out like yesterday's trash, and then what does she have to take care of herself? These poor girls have no real money, and the studio is making a fortune and parading them like ponies on a red carpet. I mean, Faye Dunaway is driving a fuckin' Prius today. Now, there's nothing wrong with a Prius, but my point is, she had no financial power. If we're going to invoke change, that has to be part of it.

See what I mean? Whatever else happens with "Time's Up" and "Me, Too," I agree 100% with Pompeo that money has GOT to be a part of it. Money talks. And then we can walk proud.


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