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Dakota Johnson is calling out Hollywood for being “Fucking Bleak”

"The people who run streaming platforms don’t trust creative people or artists to know what’s going to work, and that is just going to make us implode,"

She’s right.

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by Anonymousreply 69February 10, 2024 9:15 PM

Please tie up Miss Hedren's granddaughter and throw seagulls at her.

by Anonymousreply 1February 8, 2024 2:38 AM

She probably believes all these award shows are irrelevant and that daytime TV shouldn’t exist. When boomers die, mainstream entertainment will be lost. They’re trying to hold onto something that’s increasingly irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 2February 8, 2024 2:40 AM

Award shows ARE irrelevant R2. There's no such thing as daytime TV now - TV is 24/7.

Like you say - time marches on and things change and adapt. Those that don't/can't adapt are left behind. This has always been the way.

by Anonymousreply 3February 8, 2024 2:48 AM

Funny, I saw her on Kelly and Mark today and was thinking the same thing about her. She has zero personality.

by Anonymousreply 4February 8, 2024 2:49 AM

The ultimate nepo baby. Her grandmother, mother, father, and stepfather are all famous actors.

by Anonymousreply 5February 8, 2024 2:51 AM

She always looks like she just ate a lemon or smelled a fart in a crowded elevator.

by Anonymousreply 6February 8, 2024 3:09 AM

Nepo baby sez what?

by Anonymousreply 7February 8, 2024 3:10 AM

I know DL seems to hate her, but Dakota is one of the few nepo babies I like. I don't think she's particularly talented, but she's a passable enough actress and doesn't come across as a stuck-up Hollywood twat. In interviews I've seen with her, she seems like a genuine person with thoughts and feelings. Despite coming from Hollywood royalty, she strikes me as the type who could handle herself around "regular" people. Her mother has that same quality. Melanie seems like the kind of bitch who would smoke a cigarette and have a conversation with a homeless person. I think it ultimately just boils down to the fact that they have human empathy, and you can tell. When you compare her to the real loathsome, entitled nepo cunts of Hollywood (the heinous Emma Roberts comes to mind), Dakota looks like a saint.

by Anonymousreply 8February 8, 2024 3:18 AM

Dakota beheaded Ellen on her own talk slow and that caused the avalanche that wrecked Ellen’s career, so think we all can be grateful to Dakota for that.

by Anonymousreply 9February 8, 2024 3:23 AM

[quote] I don't think she's particularly talented, but she's a passable enough actress and doesn't come across as a stuck-up Hollywood twat

Have you seen Leslie Mann and herself cunting around in an interview with the hapless Alison Brie?

She’s awful.

by Anonymousreply 10February 8, 2024 3:31 AM

She’s right. I’m continually surprised by how likable and smart this nepo baby is.

by Anonymousreply 11February 8, 2024 3:32 AM

I don't think I've ever seen the bitch in anything. I certainly don't like her. I also can't help but always come back to the thought that she is brain damaged because her mother is such a notorious Coke whore.

by Anonymousreply 12February 8, 2024 3:43 AM

I like her. She called out Ellen. Her personality is dry that's her and she's likeable.

by Anonymousreply 13February 8, 2024 3:55 AM

Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 14February 8, 2024 3:57 AM

I forgot what Ellen did now R13? She was a high-riding cunt who was rude to everybody wasn't she?

by Anonymousreply 15February 8, 2024 4:02 AM

Hi Melanie @ r15

by Anonymousreply 16February 8, 2024 4:09 AM

While some could interpret this (wrongly I think) as cuntery, Dakota won me over years ago due to this genuine mother-daughter interaction. She didn’t even try to hide the fact that she was hurt by Melanie’s response—no fake smiling or attempt to play it off as a joke. It’s all there in her face. She wasn’t bratty or rude, but she held her ground. I appreciate that kind of candor, especially from a celebrity. It’s the same kind of frankness that she employed to wrangle ubercunt Ellen.

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by Anonymousreply 17February 8, 2024 4:21 AM

“I invited you to my birthday, but you never came!” “I wasn’t invited.” “Yes you were!”

by Anonymousreply 18February 8, 2024 5:15 AM

50 Shades was fucking bleak.

by Anonymousreply 19February 8, 2024 5:34 AM

She's right about independent and "small films." They are still made in Europe, but the US seems to have thrown up its hands at anything that doesn't cost a national budget that's all but guaranteed to earn a bigger national budget. It's all shit from the US. unless it stands to make 100s of millions, no one can be bothered.

The streaming networks have filled some of the gap but the relative lack of interest and competition to make an excellent original film for not a lot of money shows all on fronts.

by Anonymousreply 20February 8, 2024 7:17 AM

Is there anything bleaker than a Dakota Johnson movie? Or performance?

by Anonymousreply 21February 8, 2024 7:37 AM

How this unattractive resting bitch face nepo baby has a career is a complete mystery. Her parents have a thousand times more charisma (and talent) than she could ever have. She thinks taking down Ellen (the only worthwhile things she’s done) makes her the Cassandra of Hollywood.

She needs to just disappear.

by Anonymousreply 22February 8, 2024 3:08 PM

R9 can you post the vid.

by Anonymousreply 23February 8, 2024 3:26 PM
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by Anonymousreply 24February 8, 2024 3:47 PM

I think she's been good in the movies she made with Luca Guadagnino -- A Bigger Splash and the Suspiria re-do. And I liked her in The Lost Daughter. She definitely isn't good in the big Hollywood movies (Madmae Web looks like a total disaster) but she seems to know that - like her ability to call out BS when she sees it, she she can't seem to make herself care about shitty H'wood product (even while cashing the checks obviously). That seems to me why she's calling this out - she knows she can do good work but isn't getting the opportunity in Hollywood. Anyway yes I am clearly a fan - she's one of the better nepo-babies - in fact I think it's that H'wood royalty thing that gives her the freedom to openly talk shit like she does. She's using her priviledge for good!

by Anonymousreply 25February 8, 2024 3:58 PM

R22 you literally stated why she has a career while stating you don’t know why she has a career.

by Anonymousreply 26February 8, 2024 4:32 PM

Odd she didn’t inherit either of her parent’s good looks.

by Anonymousreply 27February 8, 2024 7:03 PM

She gets her sassiness from Don Johnson

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by Anonymousreply 28February 8, 2024 7:31 PM

One time I was tripping on mushrooms and decided to look at her Wikipedia page. There's something about her photo, all the wrinkles and frizzy hair. In my extremely altered state of mind I was convinced she's entirely made of frizzy hair.

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by Anonymousreply 29February 8, 2024 7:40 PM

I like her personality. I’m not watching 50 Shades though

by Anonymousreply 30February 8, 2024 9:36 PM

I agree that Luca Guadagnino seems to know how to use her well. I thought she held her own in "Suspiria" and "A Bigger Splash". There is an earthy quality about her that I like—she doesn't look or act like your typical Hollywood starlet. She fits better in arthouse-leaning material, but the problem is those aren't going to pay the bills, hence the "Madame Web" role—which, let's face it, looks bad, but she also seems horribly miscast to me. It is clearly not a natural fit for her, but a girl's gotta work I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 9, 2024 1:53 AM

Liv Tyler 2.0

by Anonymousreply 32February 9, 2024 2:04 AM

She’s right.

by Anonymousreply 33February 9, 2024 2:06 AM

She doesn't have an art or indie quality either. She doesn't have much. She wasn't good in Suspiria, The Lost Daughter, or A Bigger Splash. It's C to C+ and anyone could have done it. Her name above the title of the spider woman thing looks ridiculous (and will the last time it ever happens), With her sorry bangs.

by Anonymousreply 34February 9, 2024 2:09 AM

You'd think she'd have been raised poor what with her parents sniffing all the coke.

by Anonymousreply 35February 9, 2024 2:10 AM

I think she’s right that streaming and movie studios are producing bland, generic output for the most part. But she is connected and could move into producing her own vehicles. But I don’t get a sense that she is particularly smart or motivated to work hard.

by Anonymousreply 36February 9, 2024 2:17 AM

[quote]"The people who run streaming platforms don’t trust creative people or artists to know what’s going to work, and that is just going to make us implode,"

She was right when money to produce shows and movies and limited distribution through theaters or broadcast tv created what little gating mechanism existed for "creatives" to work.

However, as these traditional gating mechanisms have ceased to exist AND the number of productions has exploded, forcing people to scramble for creatives, the door has opened to a great many creatives who simply, well, aren't.

Another factor whether people are willing to admit it or not is that talent is less important now than diversity. There are MANY exceptionally talented people, both men and women, of all races. However, when the search criteria excludes people for being the wrong gender or race, you are not getting the most talented people.

Combined, you cannot simply trust creatives to do the job.

by Anonymousreply 37February 9, 2024 2:49 AM

She’s a good egg. Loved her from the moment she called Ellen out on her bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 38February 9, 2024 2:52 AM

Yeah I never would have guessed that basket case Melanie f'ing Griffith would raise a kid who seems to have their head on their shoulders, but DJ really does seem to - maybe she was just forced to raise herself, or had a solid nanny

by Anonymousreply 39February 9, 2024 3:59 AM

She was with her father a lot.

by Anonymousreply 40February 9, 2024 4:02 AM

And she had a close relationship with her stepdad.

by Anonymousreply 41February 9, 2024 4:02 AM

While Melanie was born into Hollywood opulence, Don came from proper rural Missouri trash. His dad was a farmer and his mom a hairdresser. I get the impression that Dakota is very close to her dad and his side of the family. She mentioned in a late-night interview I saw once that she'd inherited her grandfather's beater F-150 after he died, and that her neighbors were upset by the fact that she had it parked on their street. She said that the truck was very sentimental to her and that she couldn't get rid of it.

by Anonymousreply 42February 9, 2024 4:06 AM

Farmer and hairdresser = trash???

by Anonymousreply 43February 9, 2024 4:10 AM

R43 Don was raised in an extremely abusive household in poverty, so I don't think "white trash" would be a stretch by most people's metrics. He has said his childhood was horrible. I am assuming he eventually reconciled with his father if Dakota was close enough to him to inherit his belongings after he died.

by Anonymousreply 44February 9, 2024 4:20 AM

Did she graduate from high school?

by Anonymousreply 45February 9, 2024 4:35 AM

R45 yea 🙄

by Anonymousreply 46February 9, 2024 4:38 AM

“After high school, she applied to Juilliard, performing monologues by Shakespeare and Steve Martin, but was not accepted.”


by Anonymousreply 47February 9, 2024 4:39 AM

R47 where did you get that from? Shes been vocal about how she refused to go to college despite her father trying to force her to.

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by Anonymousreply 49February 9, 2024 4:47 AM

"The internet’s favourite Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson has given a trainwreck interview in which she called cancel culture a “fucking downer” and defended the likes of Shia LaBeouf and Armie Hammer."

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by Anonymousreply 50February 9, 2024 4:54 AM

What did Shia LaBeouf do?

by Anonymousreply 51February 9, 2024 5:03 AM

Besides those soft porn movies with Jamie Dornan, has she done anything of note?

by Anonymousreply 52February 9, 2024 5:13 AM

R50 I like her more.

by Anonymousreply 53February 9, 2024 6:37 AM

She seems quite dim. I don't think her "takedown" of Ellen was anything more than her earnestly trying to answer the questions and not going along with the deal you agree to when you go on those shows which is light and meaningless banter. She's never had to fight for her place in Hollywood like a lot of performers so takes it for granted and just stays whatever comes into her head.

by Anonymousreply 54February 9, 2024 6:51 AM

r54 i completely agree. I'm a fan of neither, but that is my take as well.

I also think she's rather underwhelming as an actress, but she has plenty of time to develop. And, of course, lots of name-nepo-recognition.

by Anonymousreply 55February 9, 2024 7:10 AM

So what? I want to see her spoiled self answer more questions not playing the game and giving a fuck, because she's a nepo baby and doesn't have to.

It worked for Carrie Fisher and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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by Anonymousreply 57February 10, 2024 2:45 AM

"I don't think she's particularly talented, but she's a passable enough actress"

If that isn't damning her with faint praise.

by Anonymousreply 58February 10, 2024 3:16 AM

She’ll change her tune once the adrenochrome kicks in.

by Anonymousreply 59February 10, 2024 3:56 AM

Is she referring to herself as an 'artist'?

by Anonymousreply 60February 10, 2024 4:05 AM

Yeah, r60. I also caught that and inwardly snickered.

by Anonymousreply 61February 10, 2024 4:40 AM

Dakota, championing the indie filmmakers.....because mainstream cinema has no use for her.

by Anonymousreply 62February 10, 2024 10:59 AM

It's amazing how ordinarily pretty she is - in the photo at OP she looks like a good-looking bank manager in a small town...or a hot realtor. She definitely has a future playing the White American everywoman.

by Anonymousreply 63February 10, 2024 12:31 PM

Everyone is currently talking about the movie Saltburn, an indie movie made by a privileged writer/director. Take a hint Dakota. Dakota could totally do a movie based on her family.

by Anonymousreply 64February 10, 2024 2:09 PM

R63 you describe her looks perfectly. She is pretty, but not in a "Hollywood" way; her beauty is more quotidian, not plasticky. I hope she doesn't go the same route as her mom and get a bunch of work done on her face in the decades to come.

by Anonymousreply 65February 10, 2024 8:08 PM

She's actually kind of funny

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by Anonymousreply 66February 10, 2024 8:16 PM

Maybe she could play lead in some 'indie' flick, directed by nepo Sofia Coppola who is also unhappy with how her career has turned out.

by Anonymousreply 67February 10, 2024 8:31 PM

I like her and I like her house.

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by Anonymousreply 68February 10, 2024 8:33 PM

R68 I like her taste as well and think the house is charming and elegant. I recall when that video was released many DLers claimed that she Airbnb-d the house and didn't actually live there—they seemed to think it was too pristine looking.

by Anonymousreply 69February 10, 2024 9:15 PM
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