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Sat Dec 15, 2018, 07:18 AM

This Is How a Woman Gets Written Out of Her Own Obituary



Sondra Locke has died. She was a director and Oscar-nominated actress, but by The Hollywood Reporterís account, she was just Clint Eastwoodís money-grubbing ex-girlfriend.

On Thursday, THR ran an obituary for Locke, originally headlined ďActress Sondra Locke, Embittered Ex of Clint Eastwood, Dies at 74.Ē
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Sondra Lockeís death should be a chance to look back on her life and recognize, in 2018, all that the press missed, and what we still miss when we cover the lives of women overshadowed by powerful men. The press in the 1980s and í90s chose to frame her relationship with Eastwood not as an abuse of power, but gossipy tabloid fare, with her at fault for the destruction of her career. And considering The Hollywood Reporterís account of her life, itís clear that we havenít moved beyond that framing.


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We need to demand better in 2018

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Soph0571 Dec 2018 OP
madaboutharry Dec 2018 #1
oberliner Dec 2018 #2
localroger Dec 2018 #9
oberliner Dec 2018 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2018 #10
oberliner Dec 2018 #14
Guilded Lilly Dec 2018 #3
mountain grammy Dec 2018 #4
rickyhall Dec 2018 #5
LuvNewcastle Dec 2018 #6
tavernier Dec 2018 #7
Duppers Dec 2018 #12
marble falls Dec 2018 #8
Farmer-Rick Dec 2018 #11

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 07:35 AM

1. So disheartening and outright disgraceful.

May she rest in peace.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 07:58 AM

2. They changed the headline

 

"Sondra Locke, Oscar-Nominated Actress for 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,' Dies at 74" is their current headline.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 10:01 AM

9. As many Twitter users have discovered though...

through the magic of screencaps, once you've put it on the Internet you can never really take it back.

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Response to localroger (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 09:16 PM

13. That is true

 

But at least maybe they realized the problem.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 10:04 AM

10. Good. I hope they got a message that sticks.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 09:16 PM

14. Hopefully so

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:01 AM

3. Jaysus. n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:05 AM

4. Disgusting

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:08 AM

5. She deserved much better

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:58 AM

6. Writers shouldn't even bring up former marriages

in a person's obituary. It just isn't right, not to mention what they were doing to this woman.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:59 AM

7. I read her book long ago.

Iíve read similar things written about him from others who have worked with him but wish to remain anonymous because he has such power.

To me he has always seemed creepy, but thatís neither here nor there. If he is the monster that she/they claim and the proof is there, this is a good time to come forward and finally clear the ladyís name. Bigger assholes have fallen from grace and are being exposed these days.

What do you say, Clint? Are you lucky?


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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 12:47 PM

12. For years I have refused to watch his movies

Because of what I read about him decades ago.

RIP, Sondra.


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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 09:49 AM

8. Just a footnote in a man's biography. Shameful trivialization of a woman's life.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 10:32 AM

11. Way to ignore a very successful woman. RIP Ms. Locke


All I will remember Clint for is his rambling 12 minute speech to an empty chair.

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