Yes, AOC: “Sex work is work” – Maybe AMC Should Be More Desperate

AMC theaters in our area — Washington State — are closed until January 4, 2021 at the earliest

Sure, the title is hyperbolic and ridiculous. But maybe AMC needs to be as desperate as some Americans are right now with their own financial situation.

It’s maddening to me that we think of helping companies sometimes more than helping people. There are homeless people out in the cold right now and I doubt many of them tonight when the temperature drops below freezing care one iota what happens to AMC.

No, I don’ think anything as ludicrous as AMC promoting XXX movies at their theaters. Turning to showing XXX movies isn’t their salvation, but sometimes creativity and desperation are similar bedfellows.

Most of what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, says and does I don’t agree with, but strongly agree with her on this story about a 23 year old woman paramedic who supplemented her income with sex work on a website.

While the woman didn’t turn to prostitution — not judging, it’s a profession that is legal in some parts of the world, including parts of Nevada — she did turn to selling something that has sold for a long, long time: sex.

Is sex legitimate work? Of course it is. AOC is right to admonish the press calling out this woman who supplemented her income with sex-related work.

“Keep the focus of shame there,” Ocasio-Cortez added, “not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help.” Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez found herself agreeing with Republican U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, who has also called for stimulus checks for ordinary Americans to be part of the next coronavirus relief bill.

AOC responds ‘Sex work is work,’ to report of NYC paramedic posting racy photos for cash | Fox News

The more important issue isn’t shaming a woman for turning to supplemental sex money is doing something in congress to get another stimulus check out to people. It bothers me that the focus of the government continues to be on helping businesses.

Every time I see another article that AMC is about to go bankrupt, I’m somewhat annoyed. Stop fear shaming us that a “100 year old company is about to go bankrupt.”

If that’s the reality, just go bankrupt. Sell assets and let others come in and buy what’s left or they should be doing something to try and save the business from crashing.

The reality is that AMC was in financial trouble before the pandemic. I wish more of these “oh no, poor AMC” articles would focus on that. This company sucked financially before any of 2020 happened and yet we’re supposed to cry for them now? No.

I’ll cry for the paramedic woman being needlessly shamed. Unlike AMC that couldn’t run their business profitably, she deserves our respect for working. Sex work? So what. She’s working.

Don’t expect the morality police to agree, but hey, it is what it is. Although there are limits of how far I’d go personally, when you have to eat, you have to eat. Good for this paramedic. Is this a bit sexist, too? If a man turned to sex to feed his family out of necessity, would he face similar backlash?

Tequila as Liquid Courage for Margot Robbie’s Nude Scene in The Wolf Of Wall Street

Live action Harley Queen star, Margot Robbie, had a nude scene in The Wolf of Wall Street, and it turns out behind the scenes she needed some liquid courage to get through the experience.

The emphasis in the quote below is mine.

During the filming of The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie needed to stand completely naked in a doorway. With this being one of the first scenes that she filmed with Scorsese, her nerves got the better of her. According to Her Moments, she could have shot the scene wearing a robe, but the actress insisted on staying naked. She felt that the character would not have had a problem standing in front of everyone nude, and she wanted to be true to her role.

Margot Robbie Took 3 Shots of Tequila Before Filming a ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scene

Got to love actors committed to nudity when it isn’t absolutely required. What makes me curious was the scene that pivotal to the character that it would matter if she was wearing a robe vs. being naked? Robbie thought so.

I’ve only seen The Wolf of Wall Street once and vaguely remember the scene, so not sure she needed any tequila after all. At least in this viewer’s mind. Do you feel differently? Was it important nudity to the film?

It seems almost essential to add the above image from Wayne’s World. What’s funny about this part of the movie is there is actually no sex scene, just the beginning of it, the title and then cut to another scene, hence it was telling the viewer they were going to have sex, but they don’t actually show it. This is so true and funny.

And yet this scene in The Wolf of Wall Street. Was it truly needed for Margot Robbie to be nude? Would the bathrobe have made the scene any less impactful for her character and the viewing audience? Viewers that just wanted to see Margot Robbie nude would say yes it did matter, but somehow I bet it made no difference in the scene. Those who remember this movie better than me, did it make any difference? Robbie’s explanation for wanting to do the scene nude is intriguing.