(N.B. One instance of rough language below)
“I am shocked—shocked—to find out that gambling is going on in here.”
Casablanca, words spoken by Captain Renault
just before the croupier offers him his winnings
Like Casablanca’s Captain Renault, the Hollywood gang, members of Congress, and the press are “shocked—shocked” by the daily discharge of sexual harassment and rape charges making the news. The headlines about Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly asked a brigade of women for naked massages and performed lewd acts in their presence, kicked off the horrified cries of the “shocked” crowd. The furor over Weinstein’s behavior has since led to other actors, journalists, and politicians being outed for sexual harassment.