Harvey Weinstein. Charles Waterstreet. Dustin Hoffman. Jeffrey Tambor. Bill Cosby. Woody Allen. Terry Richardson. President Donald Trump. George H.W. Bush.
All are powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.
The Dirty Old Man has, for a long time, run the world.
On this bonus episode of Out Loud, Holly, Rachel and Jessie discuss Don Burke and ask the question – what happens next?
The Dirty Old Man sits in the boardroom, and on a tattered stool in front of a flashing pokie machine.
The Dirty Old Man sits in the White House, and on a street corner, yelling profanities at women walking by.
The Dirty Old Man appears on our television screens, and alongside us on the bus, and next to us in the supermarket.
He slaps women on their rear as they walk past, laughing along with young men who guiltily think to themselves, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to get away with anything…”
But sometimes, The Dirty Old Man isn’t even especially old.
Louis C.K. played the part of the lewd older man – a ‘creep’ who is not at all ashamed to hide it. Kevin Spacey fits the bill.