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SMILF creator and Time's Up advocate Frankie Shaw bullied co-star into showing bare breasts

I just read about this today and I'm surprised this story was barely picked up. There are some shocking allegations in this article.

by Anonymousreply 6503/16/2019


by Anonymousreply 101/16/2019

and Rosie called the studio to report her!!!

by Anonymousreply 201/16/2019

Like most bullies, this woman is careful when picking her victims. She picks the nobodies, not an established star like Rosie.

by Anonymousreply 301/16/2019

Everyone knows about Frankie Shaw and her obsession with Hollywood climbing and careerism. Much more will come out. She's a gross person, much like Lena Dunham, though far more sinister and wicked.

by Anonymousreply 401/20/2019

She and Rosie were on with Hoda on the Today show and Hoda asked about the controversy. She had such a fake rehearsed answer. Something like "I'm so glad you asked that. I'm new to this and learning." Then she tried to deflect it all by discussing how she had 50 percent of her directors be women. I sounded like Harvey Weinstein and how when the rape charges came out he said something like BUT I'm against guns so it is ok.

Rosie sat there diplomatically but who knows what she really thinks about the whole mess.

by Anonymousreply 501/20/2019

Times Up is a farce, created by Hollywood to avoid further damage from the Weinstein/#metoo. They don’t really care about changing anything, Hollywood is just trying to save face. So I’m not surprised in the least a supporter of ‘Times Up’ has been accused.

by Anonymousreply 601/21/2019

R6 here. I would say if someone supports ‘Times Up’ it’s a red flag.

by Anonymousreply 701/21/2019

Is Rosie a producer? Does she have a financial stake in the success of the show beyond her salary as an actress?

If more bad news about this woman comes out and it is reported that Rosie knew about it but did and said nothing....that'd be bad for Rosie.

by Anonymousreply 801/21/2019

Rosie spoke to the network.

[quote] Toward the end of production on SMILF’s season two in August, sources say O’Donnell contacted Showtime executive Amy Israel as well as executive producer Scott King to express concern about a chaotic and troubled set. Insiders say O’Donnell herself did not clash with Shaw, but the veteran performer became concerned about a number of issues, particularly Shaw’s treatment of fellow actress Samara Weaving.

Something much more serious had to have happened for Samara Weaving to quit a steady gig. Unless she got another job and wanted to find a way out of her SMILF contract.

by Anonymousreply 901/21/2019

Her show is now cancelled and her overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay

by Anonymousreply 1003/08/2019

Sorry, but the article rang true to me. The girl sounds like a snakey bitch. Very much a Boston bitch. Glad it's cancelled. And the investigation must have revealed some bad shit.

by Anonymousreply 1103/08/2019

The second i saw the title i had a feeling it was going to be about Samara 😔

by Anonymousreply 1203/09/2019

[quote] I just read about this today and I'm surprised this story was barely picked up

It's because the culprit is female, of course. Imagine if it turned out a male actor or producer had bullied an actress into showing her breasts. These stories only gain notoriety if they serve the cultural-feminist need to feed into female grievance and humiliate men.

by Anonymousreply 1303/09/2019

And this show was a hit for Showtime- AND they had plans to have her helm the Bell Jar series about Sylvia Plath.

Can you imagine what this investigation found???

If it wasn't "THAT" bad they could have found her a co-executive producer or a show runner to take over some duties and take control over the set-

They didn't even bother.

I despise a woman who treats other women like garbage. What a hypocrite.

I hope that more comes out. She gives off really bad vibes. I can't put my finger on it.

by Anonymousreply 1403/09/2019

And mind you, they were location scouting for Season 3-

And I don't think the show cost that much to produce (I am sure Season 3 would have cost more due to the UK setting)

And there is also something not right about Boston in terms of tv/film production. The productions always seem toxic. I have a few connections to Boston produced films through work, and it seems yucky.

Remember that Top Chef season in Boston? MY god, those teamsters made the entire show's stars miserable as well as the production.

Not a fan of Boston, if you can't tell. Extremely small city filled with sociopaths.

by Anonymousreply 1503/09/2019

Ordering the crew to turn on the monitors during the sex scene after the actor and directors were assured they were turned off is beyond the pale.

by Anonymousreply 1603/09/2019

She’s a beautiful woman but she has classic female sociopath face: the look of the snake as it wonders how big it needs to open it’s jaws to swallow you whole.

by Anonymousreply 1703/09/2019

r17 She's average - not even close to beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 1803/09/2019

R18 I think she’s above average and yes r17 pic, she looks like a real cunt

by Anonymousreply 1903/09/2019

People from Boston are such garbage.

by Anonymousreply 2003/09/2019

She has white trash face and looks a bit older than her age, 32.

by Anonymousreply 2103/09/2019

R20 already knew that thanks to Marky Mark.

by Anonymousreply 2203/09/2019

I despise it. Patriot Fans , Boston, all of it. I lived in the back bay for 3 years and within a month of learning about the mentality and HOW SMALL the city actually was, I was +good+.

Great city for hospitals and a great place to go to school. That's it.

She reeks of Boston women that I have known.

And I stand by that it is one of the most racist cities in America. The N word was thrown around AT WORK all the time by men. I could not believe it.

I will say that the Boston cops I met were all decent and very nice. My apt was robbed and thanks to WONDERFUL neighbors (I had these awesome neighbors upstairs. gorgeous couple- mid 20's- NOT Very Boston at all- they heard the break in and thanks to them I got my stuff back at the police station! It was clear that I was gay, and the cops could not have been cooler.

by Anonymousreply 2303/09/2019

R21, I thought that she was 37-

by Anonymousreply 2403/09/2019

There is a new contingent of Boston based film crews thanks to the tax incentives- I would say they shoot 2-3 films per year.

My dealings with them have been interesting to say the least.

A lot of assholes. I think they think that they have made it in Hollywood and never have to leave their shitty city.

The grips and those guys are cool as fuck. Very down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 2503/09/2019

She has cleft lip/palate scar on her upper lip.

by Anonymousreply 2603/09/2019

r24 Interesting: Wikipedia says she was born in 1981 but Google says it was 1986.

by Anonymousreply 2703/09/2019

I was so glad to see this cunt have to pay for her misdeeds. I thought she was gonna get a pass. I read about it a few places when it happened, but then they went ahead and released the new season as though nothing had occurred. You know if she was a man, Season 2 would have never seen the light of day.

by Anonymousreply 2803/09/2019


She apparently had a lot of people feeling like shit and intimidated- from writers to actors.

Fuck that shit. Done with toxic bosses myself-

by Anonymousreply 2903/09/2019

[quote]Times Up is a farce, created by Hollywood to avoid further damage from the Weinstein/#metoo. They don’t really care about changing anything, Hollywood is just trying to save face. So I’m not surprised in the least a supporter of ‘Times Up’ has been accused.

They’re bringing up the Michael Jackson stuff again to distract from ongoing present-day abuses.

by Anonymousreply 3003/09/2019

What exactly did she do? Lots of accusations of a hostile work environment, but no real details.

by Anonymousreply 3103/09/2019

Give it time R31.

Per the article, the staffers were scared of her. Says alot.

Only one defending her was the dude. Of course.

by Anonymousreply 3203/09/2019

R32 But was it like “If a man is a tough boss it’s fine, but if it’s a woman she’s a bitch” situation or an “Amy Klobuchar employer reign of terror, steals your lunch salad and eats it with a comb” situation? I hope those details come out.

by Anonymousreply 3303/09/2019

r33 Have you not read the title of this thread?

by Anonymousreply 3403/09/2019

If Pamela Adlon was accused of this I would cry. I love Better Things.

by Anonymousreply 3503/09/2019

Another show that's only on because women.

by Anonymousreply 3603/10/2019

R35- This season is AMAZING. Quickly moving into my top 10 of all time. I love Pamela Adlon. What a great lady.

by Anonymousreply 3703/10/2019

The double standards couldn't be more obvious. On Twitter, people are mourning the end of this feminist show and praising the abuser.

Imagine what the victims of her bullying and creepiness feel like reading those comments.

by Anonymousreply 3803/10/2019

Here's Rosie:

[quote]sad to say #SMILF will not get a season three ... i love n support @frankieshawisag - i’m simply heartbroken 💔

by Anonymousreply 3903/10/2019
by Anonymousreply 4003/10/2019

If the ratings hadn't dropped 70% from the last season Showtime/ABC Productions would have just installed a new showrunner and just retained Shaw as the lead and a producer. The accusations were a bad look, but if the show was a ratings winner Showtime would have worked around the situation.

by Anonymousreply 4103/10/2019

So is she over? What are the chances of her ever employed in Hollywood again?

by Anonymousreply 4203/10/2019

r42 From the way people, including #MeToo supporters, are reacting - by showering sympathy on HER rather than her victims - I doubt she's over. She's just going to lay low for a bit and before the end of the year she'll be ready to go again.

by Anonymousreply 4303/10/2019

She was bullied and considered an ugly duckling all her life, very few friends, guys wouldn't go near her, and she was a bull dyke sports playing nobody .... and now that she got some fame and money and Hollywood, she's a total cunt and a poisonous human. It happens to 99% of the people in the movie industry. Frankie was a "eat lunch girl" in high school from what I heard so it's no surprise she's wicked now. She's essentially James Franco -- who was a bum all his life until he became famous. They all are so fucked up from being losers growing up they become trash and settle scores and treat everyone terribly because THEY FINALLY CAN.

by Anonymousreply 4403/10/2019

[quote]From the way people, including #MeToo supporters, are reacting - by showering sympathy on HER rather than her victims - I doubt she's over. She's just going to lay low for a bit and before the end of the year she'll be ready to go again.

Like Chris Hardwick, John Lassiter, Louie C.K and Ryan Seacrest.

by Anonymousreply 4503/10/2019

Rosie would be demanding her head on a platter if it was a man.

by Anonymousreply 4603/10/2019

Who is showering sympathy on her, R43?

by Anonymousreply 4703/10/2019

r47 Um, people on Twitter, like I said. They're mostly not famous people, not sure it would be helpful to name them here. But here's one example below.

But also Rosie O'Donnell as you can see above.

by Anonymousreply 4803/10/2019

Today's episode was pretty good

by Anonymousreply 4903/10/2019

Funny, she has classic "mean girl" face. Not surprised at all.

I watched the show for Rosie but basically ended up fast forwarding every scene she wasn't on on season 2. Ugly show full of trash characters, acting and talking like trash. They managed to make sex, marriage and family look repulsive. Shit show.

Rosie is smashing though as an actress. I would love to see her in a good series or good movie.

by Anonymousreply 5003/11/2019

I looked at the comments on Rosie's twitter and I actually don't think those people know anything about what happened. They're just reacting to the show being canceled.

by Anonymousreply 5103/11/2019

Frankie posted a bunch of women who worked on the show and another for Women's Day blah blah blah .... why hasn't she owned up and come clean?

She said she went from directing short movies in her basement to being in charge of crews of 218 people on a set as a way of saying she wasn't ready for it and felt overwhelmed by it all.

I wonder if she's not taking responsibility because she's half Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 5203/11/2019

This Shaw sounds like a real piece of work.

by Anonymousreply 5303/11/2019

Does any regular character supporting actress working on a premium cable series expect to NOT show her breasts and ass ?

Even Dana Brody on Homeland finally had to show the goods as soon as she turned 18.

by Anonymousreply 5403/11/2019

Dana got her baps out on Homeland?! I know she did in the terrible movie White Girl.

by Anonymousreply 5503/11/2019

R44 what’s an “eat lunch girl”?

by Anonymousreply 5603/12/2019

I want to hear more dirt on this chick. She looks like a sociopath

by Anonymousreply 5703/12/2019

Why hasn't she made an apology? Does she think she was done wrong about her show being cancelled?

by Anonymousreply 5803/14/2019

If you don't want to show your titties, don't show them. But if you're hoping to work in Hollywood, you're going to be expected to show your titties for the camera. That's how they make their money in Hollywood.

Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 5903/14/2019

[quote] was bullied and considered an ugly duckling all her life, very few friends, guys wouldn't go near her, and she was a bull dyke sports playing nobody ....

You sound oh so pleasant................fag.

by Anonymousreply 6003/14/2019

I'm very confused about the state of her life and career at the moment. In lieu of this show being cancelled, what becomes of Frankie Shaw? She was going to be fast tracked to major directing jobs and higher profile acting gigs as well as her developing her own content, but now?

She was a basketball playing single mom from South Boston whose baby daddy married a woman from Australia, so she's written a highly personal show and one wonders if she's got any other ideas considering she dumped her entire life into SMILF.

What will happen to her?

by Anonymousreply 6103/15/2019

Who really cares?

by Anonymousreply 6203/15/2019

I am noticing that he last 3 or so responses sound like Frankie herself has shown up!

Hi Frankie!!!!

You are a text book sociopath-


by Anonymousreply 6303/15/2019

These autobiographical type writers usually have one hit and never do much of note afterwards. They draw from a real, deep place the first and run out of things to say. They've already depicted their parents, friends, enemies, lovers, and children, so there's not much else to talk about. It's like they only got into the business to exorcise their demons and, once they're out, they have nothing left to say. I've seen it with screenwriters, actors, playwrights, directors, musicians, etc. It's unfortunate, but some artists only have so much to say.

by Anonymousreply 6403/15/2019

Frankie Shaw can't own her error and misbehavior. It will be an acknowledgment. She will deny or not comment. You think Harvey is going to say "Yep, I done raped many many women"?

This below quote is sad and maddening. Makes you wonder how many of these other fake actresses are full of shit.

“She uses this idea of being feminist and a progressive as camouflage." -- anonymous, SMILF staffer

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