‘The Assistant’: The Nightmare Of A #MeToo Scandal As Busy Work [Be Reel Podcast]

Published on Feb 13, 2020

To say nothing (yet) of real life, assistants get a raw deal on screen. They’re not only earning a pittance for their exacting work but also losing personal relationships, missing parents’ birthdays, and, in the wildest of cases, making coffee with their hands tied over their heads.

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While service to demanding overlords who promise some professional reward may have seemed glamorous in the early 2000s, #MeToo has shown the real, cruel truths.

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Author: Chance Solem-Pfeifer