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(The Daily Beast)   Blade Runner actress Sean Young describes her many icky encounters with toxic Hollywood men, notes "I'm not in the business. I AM the business"   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-03-22 7:45:50 PM  
"Thankfully, Young, now 61, is more prolific than ever. She's appeared in 10 films in the last three years, most of them low-budget indies. "
Good, I like her crazy ass.
Additional fun fact: She was in Star.Trek Renegades
 
2021-03-22 7:47:59 PM  
And it sounds like a lot of dudes wanted to give her the business.
 
2021-03-22 8:00:59 PM  
"I mean, have you taken a look at Harvey Weinstein? How the fark is he gonna get laid unless he has power? "

Okay, what's your Fark handle, Sean?
 
2021-03-22 8:13:36 PM  
I'll bet everyone that labeled her difficult to work with was someone whose advances she turned down .
 
2021-03-22 8:21:57 PM  
What about us toxic men who are not in Hollywood?

We never had a chance.
 
2021-03-22 8:38:34 PM  
I always did like her owl.
 
2021-03-22 8:53:14 PM  
 I like to think that any story about Sean Young gives me a chance to say "Fark You" to James Woods.  He may not be mentioned but I am sure he was a dick head.
 
2021-03-22 8:58:45 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: I like to think that any story about Sean Young gives me a chance to say "Fark You" to James Woods.  He may not be mentioned but I am sure he was a dick head.


He figures prominently in TFA
 
2021-03-22 9:05:29 PM  

whither_apophis: Torgo_of_Manos: I like to think that any story about Sean Young gives me a chance to say "Fark You" to James Woods.  He may not be mentioned but I am sure he was a dick head.

He figures prominently in TFA



Hah!  figured.
 
2021-03-22 9:38:09 PM  
I liked her in Dune and Blade Runner.
 
2021-03-22 10:36:44 PM  
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2021-03-22 11:21:43 PM  
I gotta ask, how have you been faring during the pandemic?

I must need sleep. My brain inserted a letter t in the middle of the word 'faring'.
 
2021-03-23 12:01:30 AM  
No word on well she does kicking field goals in the Super Bowl.
 
2021-03-23 12:10:52 AM  
Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?
 
2021-03-23 12:18:40 AM  

joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?


Yes
 
2021-03-23 12:32:59 AM  
The best Sean Young movie she starred in is "Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend".

best movie she didn't star in but appeared in is "Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader".
 
2021-03-23 12:33:09 AM  

joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?


Yes, and I would venture to say that one increases the probability of the other.
 
2021-03-23 12:38:13 AM  

Nadie_AZ: I liked her in Dune and Blade Runner.


Also, No Way Out, and Stripes.

I once saw a movie called Fire Birds, with her and Nicolas Cage.  It was basically Top Gun, but with Apache helicopters instead of Tomcats.  Plus Tommy Lee Jones as a flight instructor.
 
2021-03-23 12:39:24 AM  
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2021-03-23 12:56:19 AM  

joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?


Are you alluding to her wanting to play catwoman for Tim Burton?

http://shawnconner.com/2017/07/sean-y​o​ung-catwoman-batman-returns/
 
2021-03-23 12:57:12 AM  

Alphax: No Way Out


A better showcase of her acting ability than Blade Runner, imo.

Her Blade Runner role is iconic, but she's basically just a statue in it.
 
2021-03-23 1:11:51 AM  

Bslim: "I mean, have you taken a look at Harvey Weinstein? How the fark is he gonna get laid unless he has power? "

Okay, what's your Fark handle, Sean?


She's not wrong, but isn't that considered VERY wrong to say?
 
2021-03-23 1:12:55 AM  

frestcrallen: Alphax: No Way Out

A better showcase of her acting ability than Blade Runner, imo.

Her Blade Runner role is iconic, but she's basically just a statue in it.


And if I remember the book correctly, in that version, Deckard killed her after having sex with her.  And went 'They were right, it is easier to retire replicants after you have sex with them...'
 
2021-03-23 1:16:40 AM  

Alphax: Nadie_AZ: I liked her in Dune and Blade Runner.

Also, No Way Out, and Stripes.

I once saw a movie called Fire Birds, with her and Nicolas Cage.  It was basically Top Gun, but with Apache helicopters instead of Tomcats.  Plus Tommy Lee Jones as a flight instructor.


Holy shiat I forgot all about that movie.
 
2021-03-23 1:58:50 AM  

Magnus: joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?

Yes, and I would venture to say that one increases the probability of the other.


At this point without direct evidence to the contrary, I assume the crazy is male-caused.

That's not to say I think men are or should be the central figures in every woman's life, but the probability a woman is screwed up because of some farked up crap men have done to her is high enough that when addressing the crazy it's reasonable to start there, and at least eliminate the most common cause, before moving to the next most likely.

Kinda like dealing with obesity, the people who have an actual medical issue causing weight gain are tiny compared to the overeaters.
 
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2021-03-23 2:22:48 AM  

Alphax: frestcrallen: Alphax: No Way Out

A better showcase of her acting ability than Blade Runner, imo.

Her Blade Runner role is iconic, but she's basically just a statue in it.

And if I remember the book correctly, in that version, Deckard killed her after having sex with her.  And went 'They were right, it is easier to retire replicants after you have sex with them...'


____________

Not quite how that went.  In the book, Pris looks like Rachael.
 
2021-03-23 2:26:16 AM  

DVD: Alphax: frestcrallen: Alphax: No Way Out

A better showcase of her acting ability than Blade Runner, imo.

Her Blade Runner role is iconic, but she's basically just a statue in it.

And if I remember the book correctly, in that version, Deckard killed her after having sex with her.  And went 'They were right, it is easier to retire replicants after you have sex with them...'

____________

Not quite how that went.  In the book, Pris looks like Rachael.


Huh.. I don't remember that part.  But it was a County Library checkout, long ago.
 
2021-03-23 2:45:19 AM  
She's mostly done indy/low-budget stuff the last 20 years.  It is a lot easier to hold it together for 2-3 days for one of those than 6-12 weeks for a feature.
With that, a director I met said she was really easy to work with. It was one of those 2-day shoots.
 
2021-03-23 3:07:03 AM  
I just watched Blade Runner last weekend, followed by the sequel. (I'm too lazy to look up the year in the title). Sean Young was absolutely stunning in her day. As was Darryl Hannah. As is Ana de Armas.

Long story short, I want to be a Replicant.
 
2021-03-23 3:48:53 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: No word on well she does kicking field goals in the Super Bowl.


"Laces out, Dan!"
 
2021-03-23 4:29:05 AM  

Inaditch: I just watched Blade Runner last weekend, followed by the sequel. (I'm too lazy to look up the year in the title). Sean Young was absolutely stunning in her day. As was Darryl Hannah. As is Ana de Armas.

Long story short, I want to be a Replicant.


Sean Young in Blade Runner is the reason I have a thing for girls with big ears.
 
2021-03-23 4:30:45 AM  

Alphax: Nadie_AZ: I liked her in Dune and Blade Runner.

Also, No Way Out, and Stripes.

I once saw a movie called Fire Birds, with her and Nicolas Cage.  It was basically Top Gun, but with Apache helicopters instead of Tomcats.  Plus Tommy Lee Jones as a flight instructor.


You get to see boobies in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

/hint: they may occasionally be found on a bunny's head
 
2021-03-23 6:37:49 AM  
Most Hollywood women deserve the men they get.
 
2021-03-23 7:10:54 AM  
I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.
 
2021-03-23 7:21:24 AM  

bostonguy: I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.


She has toe thumbs.
 
2021-03-23 7:26:41 AM  

Bslim: bostonguy: I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.

She has toe thumbs.


And she pissed off Stephen Spielberg over something, though I no longer remember the details.
 
2021-03-23 7:32:25 AM  

naughtyrev: I didn't realize her and James Woods had a problem with each other, but based on what I know about James Woods, I can safely assume that whatever he says is batsh*t insane and the other party is in the right.


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2021-03-23 7:36:26 AM  

bostonguy: I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.


I've been assured "cancelling" doesn't actually exist.
 
2021-03-23 7:41:26 AM  

Alphax: Bslim: bostonguy: I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.

She has toe thumbs.

And she pissed off Stephen Spielberg over something, though I no longer remember the details.


I recall she said something to the press about Hollywood and then she was dropped from a Transformer movie. I think it was around the time Shia LaBeouf did the same and got the same treatment.
 
2021-03-23 7:48:53 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Alphax: Bslim: bostonguy: I had no idea Megan Fox was "cancelled." She is so stunningly beautiful that I'd think she'd always have work.

She has toe thumbs.

And she pissed off Stephen Spielberg over something, though I no longer remember the details.

I recall she said something to the press about Hollywood and then she was dropped from a Transformer movie. I think it was around the time Shia LaBeouf did the same and got the same treatment.


https://www.looper.com/50538/hollywoo​d​-wont-cast-megan-fox-anymore/
 
2021-03-23 8:17:39 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: No word on well she does kicking field goals in the Super Bowl.


...I mean, she held real trans actresses down when she took that part.

/It's a 26-year-old film. Fark spoilers.
//Boy George singing in the background...
 
2021-03-23 8:21:50 AM  

Boudyro: At this point without direct evidence to the contrary, I assume the crazy is male-caused.

That's not to say I think men are or should be the central figures in every woman's life, but the probability a woman is screwed up because of some farked up crap men have done to her is high enough that when addressing the crazy it's reasonable to start there, and at least eliminate the most common cause, before moving to the next most likely.


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2021-03-23 8:26:16 AM  
Gotta wonder how many actresses blackballed for being "difficult" are actually being blackballed because they wouldn't sleep with someone.
 
2021-03-23 8:48:17 AM  
Perfect Ms. Young is her easy smile from Stripes, her blue within blue eyes from Dune, and her film noir femininity from Blade Runner.

/and maybe her anger from Ace Ventura
 
2021-03-23 8:55:57 AM  

Boudyro: Magnus: joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?

Yes, and I would venture to say that one increases the probability of the other.

At this point without direct evidence to the contrary, I assume the crazy is male-caused.

That's not to say I think men are or should be the central figures in every woman's life, but the probability a woman is screwed up because of some farked up crap men have done to her is high enough that when addressing the crazy it's reasonable to start there, and at least eliminate the most common cause, before moving to the next most likely.

Kinda like dealing with obesity, the people who have an actual medical issue causing weight gain are tiny compared to the overeaters.


"w/o direct evidence, I assume" is called an opinion.

Direct evidence shows that sexual trauma can cause mental/emotional issues.  Direct evidence also shows that people, both men and women, who target others for exploration tend exploit individuals with mental/emotional issues at a higher rate as these issues can leave people more vulnerable to manipulation thus easier targets.

Your statement of "the probability a woman is farked up because of" men is high enough implies that men are a statistically significant/leading root cause of emotional/mental issues in women.  Of course your statement is based on no direct evidence and is just an opinion.  It is also untrue.
 
2021-03-23 9:10:33 AM  

joepennerlives: Not mentioned in the article -- is it possible to be a legitimate victim of abusive men and also be crazier than a bag of cats?


Maybe that's why she went a little batty. I've always liked her. Short answer is: Yes.
 
2021-03-23 9:10:57 AM  

jake_lex: Gotta wonder how many actresses blackballed for being "difficult" are actually being blackballed because they wouldn't sleep with someone.


Conversely, how many are "stars" because they *would* sleep with someone?
 
2021-03-23 9:44:47 AM  

Inaditch: I just watched Blade Runner last weekend, followed by the sequel. (I'm too lazy to look up the year in the title). Sean Young was absolutely stunning in her day. As was Darryl Hannah. As is Ana de Armas.

Long story short, I want to be a Replicant.


Did you drop the on from the middle of your be?
 
2021-03-23 10:24:22 AM  

jake_lex: Gotta wonder how many actresses blackballed for being "difficult" are actually being blackballed because they wouldn't sleep with someone.


I'm sure that's been true since before the beginning of the film business. And not just in Hollywood.
 
2021-03-23 10:40:18 AM  

Alphax: frestcrallen: Alphax: No Way Out

A better showcase of her acting ability than Blade Runner, imo.

Her Blade Runner role is iconic, but she's basically just a statue in it.

And if I remember the book correctly, in that version, Deckard killed her after having sex with her.  And went 'They were right, it is easier to retire replicants after you have sex with them...'


Technically, Rachel Tyrell isn't in the book.

The character you're thinking of is Rachel Rosen, and she's nothing at all like Rachel Tyrell. Different background, motivations, interactions with Deckard, relationship to the company, etc. Deckard is also married in the book, and pleasure androids like Rachel Rosen are not considered "cheating" in the same way a fleshlight or dildo isn't considered cheating. They're considered to be objects, not people.

Deckard has sex with her on the advice of a colleague who sees that Deckard is starting to empathize with his targets. He surmises that Deckard can get it out of his system if he just has sex with them because it's his lust for a beautiful woman (and remember, they're supposed to be exceptionally attractive because it's their whole function to be a sex toy) getting in the way of his ability to shut off his own emotions and destroy the targets. It's presented as a necessity to be able to do so because if you don't, they'll take advantage of you and kill you, first. They're faster, smarter, stronger, and more agile, and they'll use your emotions, doubts, fears, and psychological weaknesses against you. They have the advantage, so a cop who destroys androids for a living has to be ruthless and cold.

But then, this is a world where everyone's into a religion called Mercerism, where they essentially log into a VR world and climb a mountain while people throw stones at them. This is a world where emotions are dialed up using a Penfield Mood Organ. People don't feel their own emotions anymore; They summon emotions on demand. Feeling angry? Dial yourself some happiness. Feeling scared? Dial yourself some indignant righteousness. Feeling unsatisfied in your marriage? Dial up some deep satisfaction and feeling of gratitude toward your partner. EVERYONE is screwed up in this world, emotionally speaking. The Androids generally don't use the Mood Organs and are feeling their "own" emotions (which are artificial) but the humans are using technology to avoid feeling theirs.

Deckard usually dials away his negative emotions to maintain his job focus. In that one instance he tried giving in to them, instead.

The whole thing is meant to illuminate that the androids are becoming more human than the humans. As humans reject their most human elements (dialing in emotions, getting artificial parts, taking care of fake animals to make themselves appear more compassionate to their neighbors and society at large), androids embrace those emotions they are starting to feel and fight against humanity taking that (and their lives) away from them. This is further illustrated by J.S. Isidore being left on Earth because of his inability to be "improved" the way other humans are. He's more like the androids at this point in the story; he's left to his own devices, feeling whatever feelings he has, and caring for robotic animals because he genuinely enjoys it. He's called a "chickenhead" in the story, but the truth is that Isidore is perhaps the most human human in the entire book.
 
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