In an odd #MeToo confession that flips the attached feminist narrative somewhat, actor Chris Kattan claims in his book that producer Lorne Michaels once pressured him to have sex with a director.
And, no, we are not talking about a male director.
Heckerling, director of the teen romance “Clueless,” was slated to direct the comedy film “A Night At The Roxbury,” which Kattan would star in, and Kattan, who was 27 at the time, said Michaels called him the next day and told him she was thinking about backing out of the project.
And Michaels, the creator of SNL, was “furious,” the actor wrote.
“Paramount would only do the movie if [Heckerling] signed on as a director, not as a producer,” Michaels said, according to Kattan, who wrote he was told if he “wanted to make sure the movie happened, then [he] had to keep Amy happy.”
“Chris, I’m not saying you have to f–k her, but it wouldn’t hurt,” Michaels allegedly said.
An SNL spokesperson denied Kattan’s claims, telling the Post. “This did not happen.”
Kattan said in the book that while he was attracted to Heckerling, he “was very afraid of the power she and Lorne wielded over my career.”
Ultimately, Kattan claimed he had a consensual sexual encounter on the couch in her office.
“She thought it would be fun to have sex on Lorne’s desk,” he wrote. “Wow, what a great idea! Jesus Christ. I said a polite ‘F–k, no!’ to that, so we ended up going to her office and having sex on … yep, you guessed it, the ‘casting couch.’”
As it turned out, John Fortenberry ended up directing “A Night At The Roxbury,” and Heckerling received producer credits, according to the Post. An outcome that does not support the scenario Kattan lays out.
But, amid the left weaponizing the #MeToo movement, will there be the same outcry over a male actor saying he was pressured into having sex with a female director as we have seen in reverse circumstances?
Social media users were somewhat skeptical that Kattan’s story will receive the same support than female actresses have seen.
Where are all the social justice warriors declaring that he has a right to be believed?
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
Agreed kind of pic.twitter.com/stpX7G6G97
— THE “SNL in Review” Experience (@SNLinReview) May 26, 2019
Not surprising about Michaels but Heckerling seems to also be a monster in this story.
— Everett, Wa (@EverettWa) May 28, 2019
Will this end Heckerling’s career? No, of course not. I mean, Amy Schumer actually confessed to sexually assaulting a guy, and nobody cares.
— ThePigman (@The__Pigman) May 29, 2019
Nobody should get a predator pass, regardless of their gender. https://t.co/jcRpIqpvSk
— Auntie Faintly (@FaintlyMcAbre) May 27, 2019
I don’t know what is more shocking to me. Amy Heckerling Me-Tooing Chris Kattan or that he dated Jennifer Coolidge. Also I want a behind-the-scenes Lifetime movie about all this Roxbury drama! https://t.co/KfsRWb4xvt
— Ruth (@BabyRuthCT) May 28, 2019
— Johnny Donaldson (@johnnydonaldson) May 28, 2019
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