How difficult is it going to be for female actors to navigate sexuality in a post-#MeToo landscape?
Reese Witherspoon has spoken to Vanity Fair magazine about how actresses shouldn’t be made to feel they can’t express their sexuality because they’ve been vocal about #MeToo. Witherspoon (who previously spoke about being assaulted by a director when she was 16), said: “[A woman’s] sexuality shouldn’t be diminished because she’s having a conversation about consent. You should be able to be sexual, to display your sexuality, because consent is consent, no matter what.”
And if you really, really, want that role why shouldn’t you be allowed – no, not pressured, but allowed – to offer what you’re willing to give to get it?
Or are we talking about some other meaning of consent and sexuality here?