Kevin Smith is trying to make justification for a career built by Harvey Weinstein by assisting women in Hollywood.
The executive announced Tuesday that he’ll present all future residuals from Weinstein cinema to Women in Film, a nonprofit classification that “advocates for and advances the careers of women operative in the screen industries.”
“My whole career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird f–king week. we just wanted to make some f–king movies, that’s it,” Smith pronounced on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. “That’s because we came, that’s because we done ‘Clerks.’ And no f–king film is worth all this. Like, my whole career, f–k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f–king horrible.”
Weinstein constructed some-more than half of Smith’s 13 movies, including “Chasing Amy,” “Mallrats,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” as good as “Clerks” and the sequel.
“I’m not looking for sympathy. we know it’s not my fault, but we didn’t f–ing help. Because we sat out there articulate about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and shit like that, and he changed my f–kng life,” Smith said.
“And we showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.’ we was singing praises of somebody that we didn’t f–ing know. we didn’t know the man that they keep articulate about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me. It all hurts, and it didn’t occur to me, but it all hurts.”
In the past few weeks, dozens of women, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Cara Delevingne, have accused Weinstein of passionate nuisance and abuse.
He has given been fired from the Weinstein Company and diminished from the Motion Picture Academy.
If the prolongation company folds, Smith said, he’ll instead present $2,000 a month to Women in Film for the rest of his life.
“That feels like a start,” he said.
“Hopefully that goes to people that get to make s–t but having to understanding with some f–king animal saying, ‘Here’s the price.’”
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