There is an A- / B+ list actress you all know.
She had a very public meltdown a short time ago.
Let’s call her G.
G has always been out for only herself.
G is known for ruthlessly and nefariously pursuing her ambitions.
G began her career as a mostly-movie actress, with a series of small, low-paying roles.
About a decade and a half ago, G scored her first good, steady work.
G joined a popular, long-running almost network TV series as a main character, at about the halfway point in the series.
As that TV series was winding down, G was looking for her next gig.
She ran into an A list director at a film festival. Let’s call him D.
D was promoting a big film he directed, based on a novel.
Let’s call that film OT.
OT had an ensemble cast, loaded with stars.
OT had a special A+ guest director as well, with whom D has worked on many projects.
Let’s call him RD.
RD has been in the news recently, and not in a good way.
D’s wife produced OT, as well as many of his other films.
At the time of this film festival, D’s wife of about a decade and a half was heavily pregnant with their 5th child, so she stayed home.
G ended up on D’s lap during one of the parties at this film festival, while rubbing an ice cube all over her body.
G and D left the party together.
This all happened in front of many people.
The tabloids quickly got word of G and D.
D’s marriage ended pretty quickly.
G got a starring role in the next film D directed.
It was the 1st part of a double feature.
Let’s call this film T1.
RD produced T1.
G and D’s relationship was not serious during the filming of T1 – more of a dalliance.
After filming for T1 wrapped, the 2nd half of the double-feature was scheduled to film several months later.
Let’s call this film T2.
T2 was set to be a much bigger film than T1.
RD directed T2.
D produced T2.
D sent G to casting couch RD, for a role in T2.
RD was also at that film festival, when D and G first got together.
D even gave G instructions on what to wear and what to do for RD.
G flew out to meet RD for the occasion.
G got a supporting role in T2.
G and D got more serious after T2 wrapped.
About a year later, they got engaged.
For a few years, G and D both tried to gloss over the fact that their relationship began when D was married to his then-pregnant wife.
They were able to obtain some favorable press, claiming that their relationship began during the filming of T1, which was after D had already separated from his wife.
D and G broke off their engagement after 2 years.
That was probably a good idea.
Recently, G decided to very publicly tell the truth about when her relationship began with D.
She just leaves out the part about D being married to someone else at the time.
In return, D called out G on some of her lies.
G recently claimed that D sold T1 to that disgraced A list producer (whom G accused of raping her) out of pure spite.
D pointed out that prior to shooting T1, the disgraced A list producer’s company had 1st look rights, and its parent company had already agreed to finance the film.
G also recently claimed that D played mind games with her during the filming of T1.
D and G got engaged about a year later, right after T2 wrapped – so D clearly got over whatever problems she is now claiming happened with the whole thing.
D, G, and RD all stay quiet about the most important thing which happened on the set of T1.
D assaulted a stunt man on camera.
The footage was destroyed.
D and RD got the stunt man to agree not to tell anyone about it.
The entire double-feature was a financial disappointment at the box-office.
At one time, D also pursued sisters related to his ex-wife.
D’s now ex-wife does still produce some of his most recent films.
G = Rose McGowan
D = Robert Rodriguez (ex-wife: Elizabeth Avellan)
RD = Quentin Tarantino
Disgraced former A list producer: Harvey Weinstein
OT = Sin City
T1 = Planet Terror
T2 = Death Proof