NuttierThanEver: Revealing her age damaged her chances of movie stardom? Well too damn bad, my tiny penis ruined my chances of becoming a porn star, you don't see me suing my Dad and Grandfathers for passing on shrimp-dicked genes to me.
Sybarite: From another article with a little more detail on the union statements.Two heavyweight unions, the 200,000-member Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the 80,000-member American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) came to the then-unnamed actress's defence in October, denouncing IMDb's policy: "An actor's actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true, but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America."Last Friday, SAG issued another statement praising Hoang for her courage in "standing up to fight the unfair and abusive practice of publishing actors' private information online without their consent." The organization says thousands of actors have been hurt by IMDb's unauthorized publication of their ages, particularly women. According to the union, women over 40 make up 24.3 per cent of the U.S. population, but actresses over 40 get just 12.5 per cent of movie and television roles, while men are proportionally represented.
Because People in power are Stupid: Who is she fooling exactly?[www.thetimes.co.uk image 620x413]
scottydoesntknow: Age is nothing but a number
Kirby Muxloe: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2307453/Junie-Hoang-B-movie-a c tress-41-sues-movie-website-IMDb-revealing-real-age.htmlThe Daily Fail headline:B-movie actress, 41, sues movie website IMDb for revealing her real ageThat's how you do it...
Because People in power are Stupid: Who is she fooling exactly?
Dr Dreidel: Is the truth a positive defense here?Couldn't IMDB just say "As part of a standard profile, we require fields X, Y and Z - we can and will gladly remove Ms Butthurt's profile, for a partial refund of her registration fee"?Also, if a studio signs you up for a job, won't your real DOB need to be on that paperwork anyway, giving Hollywood more than enough time to "move in a different direction"?Furthermore, don't people rely on IMDB for factual information - IMDB could be said to be "protecting their product" in this case?
Nezu Chiza: Two I can think of off the top of my head are Mila Kunis(Jackie on That 70's Show) and, most damning, Traci Lords...
Nezu Chiza: So, in her mind, having been in b-movies for TWO DECADES makes her an "up and coming actress"?Yeah...no...just no...Not to mention she admitted to trying to circumvent the TOS of the site in the first place.
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