This month sees the release of a documentary purported to be one of the most important of the year: Rocking the Couch, courtesy of writer/director Minh Collins and Avail Films, which assembles Hollywood actresses – including Andrea Evans, Carrie Mitchum, Jennifer Durst and Sadie Katz – who have stories to tell about the #MeToo movement and the rife predation in the film industry. We have the trailer, along with a gallery of some stills from the production. Check them out with your eyes.
Rocking the Couch Trailer
Rocking the Couch Stills
Rocking the Couch Official Press Release
One of the most important releases of the year, ROCKING THE COUCH, available On Demand this February from Avail Films.
Hollywood titans, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, have been brought to their knees by the #MeToo movement. But they did not invent Casting Couch. The term casting couch has existed for decades. But in 1992, a case against talent agent, Wallace Kaye, was brought to court by 12 unknown actresses, who braved the loss of their careers, their privacy, and their Hollywood dreams. They stepped forward, despite the advice of their union, and brought the case to the police. Against all odds, they won, and no one listened.
Our documentary explores the case and asks, “Why didn’t we hear about this?” More importantly, why didn’t Hollywood learn from this case? For, if they had, maybe the Cosbys and the Weinsteins would have learned as well, and these sexual exploitations could have been prevented.
“Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it.”
From writer/director Minh Collins, produced by Andrea Evans, Minh Collins, and Jerry Sommer, and starring Lauren Anastasi-Peter, Ikon Barenbolm, Alana Crow, Jennifer Durst, Andrea Evans, Tiffani Fest and Sadie Katz, ROCKING THE COUCH is now available on Amazon U.S and UK.
We have a review of the documentary and an interview in the pipeline, so if Rocking the Couch piques your interest, be sure to check back for more.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.