(ESP-ENG) House of Hammer, un lado turbio de Hollywood // House of Hammer, a shady side of Hollywood!
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
From time to time, beyond the typical series and movies that we can enjoy, I think it is good to sit down and watch some kind of documentary that somehow connects us a little with the reality of this world in which we live, even if that reality is sadly not the one that many of us may wish for because of how dark and sinister it is. When I talk about documentaries I can refer to those that make visible and even study, I would say, both a serial killer and also the dark and disgusting part of a small universe in which many people consider themselves untouchable, I am talking about Hollywood, being the second one unfortunately more and more frequent these days.
This time the actor who was in the eye of the hurricane is Armie Hammer, one who had a very upward career but once all the accusations against him began to arrive, it went downhill until today. But in the documentary they not only talk about him as the epicenter of all the problems and evils but also extend the "investigation" to part of his family, meaning his great-grandfather, grandfather and father. The truth is that knowing the testimonies of the victims about the things that this actor did is extremely disturbing because even though Hammer to this day denies everything that happened, it is still presumably true.
As I mentioned before, this documentary is carried by two of his alleged victims, alleged because although it is very obvious and evident, we must always presume the innocence of the accused until proven otherwise, by a lawyer who represents one of them and by someone who is undoubtedly the one who gives all the weight and credibility to the accusations made here and I am referring to the aunt of this actor, Cassey Hammer. In the form of an interview and with evidence in hand, these women relate everything they had to live in first person to get involved with the actor, one that according to them is a sexual predator and a cannibal. The truth is that the more things are discovered, the denser everything gets.
Although I consider myself a person who likes movies and television for me this actor never became so relevant, if known but not relevant, he was in series like Desperate Housewives and starred in films like Call me by Your Name, The Social Network and the most recent Death on The Nile, released earlier this year but so far, nothing resoundingly successful. In fact by that time the accusations were at their peak so Disney reconsidered removing him from the film either by recording new scenes or digitally, neither of the two were valid or viable and what they decided was to relegate his role to a much more secondary despite the fact that within the original story is one of the most weight and importance.
But one of the most interesting things about this documentary is the glimpse that is given to the whole family background which touches on several past generations as if making us understand that the evils of this family is something that is in the genes, which can not be escaped, and I do not know if it is exaggerated to think that way or even disturbing given all the information that is provided throughout its chapters. We are talking about the head of this family, Armand Hammer, who was an oil tycoon, one of the most influential people of the time with unprecedented economic and political power. So much so that he built the name of his family under that power and from then on all the members would be immersed under that mantle, the thing is that so much power is not good and this made Armand become from a spy for the Soviet Union to a capitalist who bribed presidents, including the president of Venezuela.
The most common characteristic here and what I understand that they wanted to point out in this documentary is that all the men in that family were and are damaged, all with erratic behavior and well above the law given the position they had and in the case of Armie that he has. The stories of the victims are strong, raw and graphic because they speak of abusive attitudes both physical and psychological, they expose a fetishistic personality without any limits or consent and the usual, a way of being very far from reality that is given by the fact of considering himself untouchable given the status he has or had I would say.
The thing is that it is a documentary where, as in most cases, only one side of the story is exposed because the other refuses to participate but I think it is enough to understand the magnitude of the whole situation. I found it quite raw, as I said, because you do not expect all the things that happen and happened around that family and although it sounds a little insensitive is quite interesting because it is a look that I think is little known and therefore everyone should at least have a reference. In the end it is another example that power and money are capable of corrupting any mind, that being privileged is synonymous with having carte blanche for any kind of behavior.
Many times when this kind of documentaries come out people tend to think that it is some kind of camouflaged advertising, marketing, etc. but honestly here I saw nothing like that, on the contrary I found it very real and disturbing. This is why I recommend it to everyone because sometimes it is good to look beyond everything that can hide a Hollywood actor. And what this leads me to think is that how many unknown cases are there in the world with known and famous faces? - We already know the stories of Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein but I am more than convinced that there are thousands of untold stories out there.
Esta historia cuenta con tres episodios de una hora aproximadamente y la pueden conseguir en HBO Max. Allí arriba les dejo el tráiler para que le echen un vistazo y se animen a verla, como ven es un poco corto pero creo que vale la pena, cosas como estas no pueden pasar desapercibidas.
This story has three episodes of approximately one hour and you can get it on HBO Max. Above I leave you the trailer so you can take a look at it and get excited to watch it, as you can see it's a little short but I think it's worth it, things like this can't go unnoticed.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos vemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡A hug to everyone, see you next time!