The latest James Toback movie, The Private Life Of A Modern Woman, starring the actress, Sienna Miller, will make its premiere at the Oldenburg Film Festival, and a lot of people online aren’t happy about it.
As it was previously reported, approximately 200 women on social media accused James of sexual harassment. One of the most visible stars to accuse him of misconduct was Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams.
James’ film premiered last year at Venice and is making its way to this year’s festival as well. The distributor of the movie, Paul Thiltges, said that he and the rest of the team are thrilled to see Sienna on the screen, and are supporting the film at all costs.
Following his defense of the movie, people online, as well as actresses, pointed to the sexual misconduct allegations levied at Toback last year, which nearly ended his career.
Chantal Cousineau, one of the women to accuse Toback of harassing her in 2017, said that “this is rape culture in the flesh.” According to her, there are four hundred women standing in defiance of the movie being screened in Germany this year.
We support Sienna Miller’s world class performance in this movie. She is in every single scene, and she is brillant. We love the movie and will continue to defend it against all odds.
— Paul THILTGES (@monnipoli) September 14, 2018
Mary Monahan, as well, accused Toback of sexual harassment, stating that she “stands with the other 400 women and counting.” Despite their protests, it appears as though the movie will go ahead anyway.
On their Facebook page, the festival said, “because we dare to celebrate Sienna Miller!” It was last year in October when the LA Times published an expose on the behavior of Mr. Toback, where 38 women came forward and accused him of being a creep.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Toback denied all of the allegations outright. A reporter from the Los Angeles Times, Glenn Whipp, claimed that since then, 310 women had come forward. Interestingly, there weren’t any charges laid.