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Ezra Miller compared surviving the dark side of Hollywood to being a sex worker

‘That’s what Hollywood is.’

WHILE THE LAUNCH of the Me Too movement has undoubtedly given a voice to women who have experienced sexual misconduct, it has also provided a platform for men to articulate their own experience of it.

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In an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ezra Miller alludes to the treatment he was subjected to at the hands of male executives in the industry, dubbing them ‘monsters’.

26-year-old Ezra, who rose to fame for his role in We Need To Talk About Kevin and has since appeared in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Trainwreck and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, said the backlash over sexual misconduct in Hollywood has been ‘amazing to watch’.

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Without naming names, the actor recalled specific moments in his career when he experienced it.

“They gave me wine and I was underage,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.’

On the response to the litany of accusations that have been made against high-profile individuals in the world of entertainment, Ezra admits he’s buoyed by the sense of retribution.

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“It’s a great f*ckin’ age of being like, ‘You know what? That shit’s unacceptable,’ And it’s amazing for a lot of us to watch,” he explained.

The actor went on to compare the dark side of Hollywood with being a sex worker.

Like, we all knew it was unacceptable when we f*cking survived it. That’s what Hollywood is. I thought we all knew we were sex workers.

Speaking about ‘powerful men’, he said: “They’re f*ckin’ up the world.”

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