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Bitter Wheat - Hideous Hollywood, exposed

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

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Bitter Wheat

Together, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resulting #MeToo movement have changed the world. They have exposed the rot under Hollywood's famous glitter, turning over a stone that really should have been turned over years ago. David Mamet was keen to write a play around the scandal, a subject that suits his acidic style perfectly. John Malkovich, the actor, director and fashion designer, stars as Barney Fein, the revolting movie mogul who holds sway over a corrupt Hollywood, a place where everything except the awards are up for sale. It's sharp, funny and absolutely nails the dramatic, almost Homeric fall from grace of someone who was once described as a great man.

Mamet's Hollywood is a proper hell hole, a hateful place. The plot reveals the festering ugliness secreted behind the glitz and glamour of show business. The venue is the Garrick theatre, located on Charing Cross Road in the City of Westminster and named after the remarkable stage actor David Garrick. While the subject matter is disturbing, this play is meant to leave audiences in a position where they're better able to cope with the horrors of life. If you want to be disgusted and delighted at the same time, it's for you. If you want to experience the seamy side of Hollywood for yourself, go see it.