The ugly truth behind the glitzy mask of Hollywood continues to ooze out. Hollywood has treated women poorly for too long, and now for the first time, the women are joining together and speaking out.
During ELLE’s Women in Hollywood event on Monday, Jennifer Lawrence talked about how a female producer forced her to do a nude lineup with five women who were much thinner than she was at the time.
“And, during this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”
And when she asked to speak to another producer about the unrealistic diet requirements, he responded by telling her he didn’t know why everyone wanted her to lose weight, because to him, she was “perfectly f**kable.”
During another film, Lawrence was asked to lose 15 pounds in two weeks, and at the time, she felt trapped because she did not have any power in the business. She was still young.
“I couldn’t have gotten a producer or a director or a studio head fired. I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt like I had to for my career. I was young and walking that fine line of sticking up for myself without being called difficult, which they did call me, but I believe the word they used was ‘nightmare.'”