The analogy may sound farfetched, but an argument can be made about comparing Hollywood’s elder predator producers with history’s elder warlike statesmen. For the past century, Harvey Weinstein and other high-ranking moviemakers have lured young women as sexual fodder to fulfill their urges. For much longer, world leaders have enlisted young men as cannon fodder to fight wars and fulfill the elders’ egotistic glory.
Of course, casualties on battlefields are much more bloody than on movie studio couches, but the conclusions can be eerily similar. Victorious leaders enrich themselves with medals, parades and conquered territory. Hollywood predators enrich their bank accounts when their sexual conquests result in creating new stars and hit movies.