Terry Gilliam Is Worried #MeToo Is Turning Into "Mob Rule"
Published Mar 16, 2018Along with the seemingly endless parade of allegations against famous men in power, the #MeToo movement has also brought with it a large swarm of outspoken critics. Today's entry into the latter camp comes courtesy of cult director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam.
In an interview with AFP, Gilliam complained that #MeToo has devolved into "mob rule," adding that he thinks some women are using it to further their own careers.
"It's crazy how simplified things are becoming," he said. "There is no intelligence anymore and people seem to be frightened to say what they really think. Now I am told even by my wife to keep my head a bit low. It's like when mob rule takes over, the mob is out there they are carrying their torches and they are going to burn down Frankenstein's castle."
He added that the movement has become "silly,"adding that "people are being described in ridiculous terms as if there is no real humanity left anymore."
Gilliam did admit that he believes Harvey Weinstein is a "monster" and an "asshole," though he still admitted that some good came out of those that were willing to submit to Weinstein's alleged perverse demands.
"It is a world of victims," he said. "I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn't. The ones who did knew what they were doing. These are adults, we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition. Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey — that's the price you pay. Some people paid the price, other people suffered from it."
Terry Gilliam is expected to return with his next film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at Cannes later this year.