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Look Away - a new documentary about rock music and how the industry fostered a culture of aggressive sexual behaviour

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Post by Soulmonster Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:32 am

Now and then people discuss whether the #metoo movement will catch up with old rock stars and the lives they led back in the 60s to 80s. Look Away is another movie that might start something, but likely won't. In the description of the movie, Axl is briefly mentioned. One woman accuses him of being violent. Might be the same woman who has made similar allegations before, I don't know. Regardless, one swallow does not a summer make.

You can read about the movie here: https://news.sky.com/story/steven-tyler-axl-rose-and-lots-and-lots-of-others-rock-stars-and-the-abuse-hidden-in-plain-sight-12403960
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Post by Blackstar Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:55 am

The same woman was interviewed here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3430098/Former-Penthouse-Pet-Year-live-lover-Bob-Guccione-tells-drugged-Axl-Rose-grabbed-hair-dragged-carpet-tied-hands-sex-said-sorry.html

She has also released a book that contains parts of the story that she didn't include in the interview.
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Post by ludurigan Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:02 pm

This is a heavy subject. Axl seems to have quite a history of being accused of beating women, mistreating women, and there is even a rape accusation from the early days, isn't there?

This woman story seems 100% legit to me.

Regarding #metoo, apparently rock stars didn't need to do what Harvey Weinstein did -- put a woman in a position where she felt forced to have sex with him -- because they simply had too many hot women throwing themselves at them all day long and all night long as well.

But of course that is just one part of the equation. Even a guy who has as many women as he wants can be violent and abusive etc
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Post by Blackstar Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:14 am

I haven't been able to watch the documentary, since it's not available outside the UK.

However, judging from what I've read about it, I don't think it has much to offer, since, although its creators say there are a lot of stories, it eventually presents only already publicised stories about Axl, Steven Tyler (who are the two rockstars usually singled out in this context, even though there have been many others) and Kim Fowley (who is dead).

Although Sheila Kennedy's story sounds believable, comparing what I've read she said in the documentary to how she has recounted it in her book, I find some inconsistencies that raise questions.
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