Kevin Smith, Silent Bob, The Fatman on Batman, Cult Hero, the guy with beard and big jersey.
After recovering mentally from the worldwide smack that came in the form of the Harvey Weinstein scandal (probably the biggest Hollywood scandal to date), Kevin Smith has been one of the many celebrities to come out of this whole thing with a changed outlook.
Weinstein Co. and Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith’s biggest hit is undoubtedly, Cop Out.
I’m joking; if you watched that movie, feel free to cleanse yourself of it in the proper manner:
Clerks was the actual film I was mentioning above.
Kevin Smith can attribute everything he has now to what he gained out of doing Clerks. It brought him cult popularity, the notoriety to work on even more passion projects, and all the over-sized jersey money he could ever imagine.
However, in Smith’s eyes, that whole chapter of his life has been marked with a bit fat, misogynistic stain.
Kevin Smith was able to achieve his goal of making Clerks with the help of one man, Harvey Weinstein and his subsidiary company, Miramax. Without the two, Smith would probably still be working in a convenience store (the very one used in Clerks).
Though he used to look at Weinstein as a sort of father figure, Smith’s view of the man has now severely changed:
“It’s been a weird f*cking week. I just wanted to make some f*cking movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerks. And no f*cking movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f*ck it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f*cking horrible.
I’m not looking for sympathy. I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t f*cking help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and sh*t like that, and he changed my f*cking life. And I showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.’ I was singing praises of somebody that I didn’t f*cking know. I didn’t know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me. It all hurts, and it didn’t happen to me, but it all hurts.”
9 by the way.
Just in case you were wondering how many times Kevin Smith cursed in that quote.
In order to personally reconcile from this tragic event that has plagued Hollywood, Kevin Smith has vowed do something pretty huge that will definitely earn him some love all around.
What is Kevin Smith Doing?
Most of Smith’s earlier works were done with Miramax, a subsidiary of the Weinstein Co., owned by B*tchface Wienstein.
Those films include: Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
All of the aforementioned films have received some continuous cult success over the years; some more than others, but they still manage to bring him some money after all these years via residuals.
Smith no longer feels right in taking those checks, since they were done under, and through the permission of, Harvey Weinstein. So, in order to stick it back to the GreaseC*nt Weinstein he will now be donating any of the residuals he gets from here on out to Women in Film.
WIF is an advocacy group based in Los Angeles that aims to…well it’s pretty self-explanatory; get women in film. Whether it be in front of a camera, or behind the scenes, the group aims to, “advocate for and advance the careers of women working in the screen industries – to achieve parity and transform culture.”
Weinstein Co. Going Under
Many Hollywood figures have, reasonably, pulled their projects out of the hands of the Weinstein Co. and its subsidiaries, so there is a chance that company will go under and inevitably yield Smith’s residuals useless.
Kevin Smith has added a stipulation to his statement that if the Wienstein Co. does in fact go under, he will be making monthly donation to WIF of $2,000 for the rest of his life.
Hopefully Kevin Smith lives a long life, because WIF is a great group rallying behind a great cause.