What a Creep Season 16, Episode 8: David O. Russell

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 8

David O. Russell

David O. Russell is the director of such movies as “Three Kings,” “The Fighter,” “American Hustle,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” He’s been nominated for five Academy Awards and has won four Independent Spirit Awards and two BAFTA Awards. He’s also a man-baby who throws on-set tantrums and has been accused of groping his own niece. Perhaps the “O” in David O. Russell stands for OH MY GOD what a creep.

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Trigger warnings: Temper tantrums and sexual assault

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 7: Kim Fowley

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 7

Kim Fowley

When Kim Fowley died of bladder cancer on January 15, 2015, most headlines read that he was an underground rock and roll/LA legend who managed “The Runaways” in the 1970s. He was a tall, peculiar eccentric who never had the fame he craved but had a cult-like following of slavish fans who will miss him. Some outlets, like, NPR, mentioned he was a Svengali who seemed to prey on teenage girls.

In reality, everything you have heard about (and will hear today) about him is true. He was a striking, creative, intelligent artist/salesman and a cruel, ugly, pathetic, sexually abusive creep who left several women in his wake. He never paid for his crimes, but he was never a financial success either. He was NEVER as famous as he wanted to be. His body and mind, which he used to dominate and hurt others, failed him throughout his life.

Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, verbal abuse, and drug use

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 6: Matt Gaetz

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 6

Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz is a garbage human being who is also the U.S. representative for the first congressional district of Florida.

When he’s not kissing disgraced former president Trump’s ass and sending bad tweets, this sentient can of Axe Body Spray is voting against laws fighting sex trafficking while being investigated for sex trafficking.

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Trigger warning: Sexism, racism, fatphobia, gaslighting, sex trafficking, and look shaming by Sonia because Matt Gaetz is really gross and ugly.

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 4: Scott Baio

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 4

Scott Baio

Scott Baio was a teen heartthrob in the 70s and 80s. He starred in “Happy Days,” its spin-off, “Joanie Loves Chachi,” and “Charles in Charge.” His face was on all those Teen Bop/Tiger Beat-type magazines. But he’s also a Trump-supporting creep who has been accused of abuse and sexual assault.

 

Trigger warnings: Ignorance, racism, sexism, and sexual assault

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 3: Burt Pugach Obsessive Creep & “Crazy” Love Story

What a Creep
Season 16, Episode 3
Burt Pugach

Burt Pugach made headlines in 1959 when he was convicted for stalking and blinding his girlfriend Linda Riss, who dumped him over his lying and selfishness. 14 years later, they got together and were actually married for decades afterward. Here is the true story about one of New York’s strangest crime cases.

Sources for this episode:
· Burt Pugach Wikipedia
· Burt Pugach NY Times Obituary
· Burt Pugach 1961 Trial NY Times
· The Daily Mail UK June 2022
· Crazy Love by Dan Klores & Fisher Stevens on Amazon Prime
· Orange Pulp Films 2011
· Gothamist
· A Very Different Love Story by David Stainback (1976)

Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, stalking, and general assholery

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 2: Terry Richardson

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 2

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson is a fashion photographer. He’s worked for H&M, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford. He’s done work for magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vice. He’s directed music videos for Miley Cyrus and Beyonce.

Terry Richardson famously said, “it’s not who you know, it’s who you blow. I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing.” So, it’s not surprising that this guy is a super creep.

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Trigger warnings: Sexual assault, attempted suicide, and a lot of talk about Terry Richardson’s penis

 

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 1: Reality Show Creeps

What a Creep
Season 16, Episode 1
“Reality TV Creeps”

Margo & Sonia celebrate season 16 with a quartet of Creeps from the Reality TV world–Erika Jayne (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,) “Mystery” Erik von Markovik (The Pickup Artist,) Omarosa Manigault Newman (The Apprentice,) and “Puck” David Rainey of The Real World San Francisco.) We are not saying they are all terrible and beyond help–but they have done really creepy things on their show and with their fame, and this is how we process things. Thank you for staying with us!

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Erika Jayne
Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne & Brian Moylan
Erika Jayne Wikipedia
Daily Mail
Hulu TV The Housewife & the Hustler
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times DEC 2020

“Mystery” Erik von Markovik
The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed.by Mystery
Neil Straus
The Game by Neil Straus
The Pickup Artist TV Show
“Ask Mystery”

Omarosa Manigault Newman from “The Apprentice”

CNN
The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast
The Washington Post
The Wrap
Wikipedia

David “Puck” Rainey from “The Real World”

Distractify
MTV
The Ranker
TMZ and more TMZ
WikipediaTrigger warnings: Domestic violence, sexism, reference to terrible music, and supporting creepy overlords.

 

What a Creep Season 15, Episode 10: The Chippendale Murder

What a Creep
Season 15, Episode 10
The Chippendales Murder

Somen “Steve” Banerjee grew up in Bombay (now known as Mumbai) and came to California in the 1960s hell-bent on becoming a success story. Starting with owning a gas station and then a nightclub in Los Angeles, his prospects seemed underwhelming until a club customer turned friend encouraged the shy, competitive Banerjee to play disco music and attract and female crowd. What started with female mud wrestling by future Creep subject Paul Snider turned the Destiny 2 club into -Chippendales-the first premiere spot for male exotic dancers. Once Banerjee brought on Emmy-winning producer Nick DeNoia the show became the premiere male stripping empire that took LA, NY, and eventually America by storm.

Eventually, Banerjee lost control of himself, DeNoia, and his empire, brought down by his greed, paranoia, and addiction, which caused the death of one of his biggest enemies.

Trigger warnings for this episode: murder, sexual language, and talk about drugs

Sources for this episode:
Wikipedia (Chippendales)
All That is Interesting.com
ABC Chicago
Secrets of the Chippendales Murders
The Independent (UK)
Oxygen
The Daily Beast
Curse of Chippendales
Welcome to Your Fantasy podcast
Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murder by K. Scot Macdonald & Patrick Montes DeOca

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 5: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 5

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March 25, 1911

One of the biggest workplace disasters in New York City happened on March 25, 1911, in a factory on the Lower East Side, which would be described as a “sweatshop.” Hundreds of women jammed together in one large room at sewing machines creating the fashionable “Shirtwaist” blouses that were made on the cheap to make them affordable to the masses.

The fire began on the 8th floor and eventually took over several floors in the building with doors locked, no sprinkler system in place, and fire ladders that could not reach higher than the 6th floor—146 people died, most of the women and young girls. The youngest victims were two girls–14 years old.

The deaths of these people led to some of the most important worker’s rights legislation in the history of the U.S. (things we are still arguing about over 100 years later.)

Trigger warnings: Death by fire, death at the workplace

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What a Creep Season 15, Episode 9: Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is anti-abortion, but pro-death penalty and against Obamacare. He opposes same-sex marriage and civil unions, which he has described as tyranny. He’s against the legalization of marijuana and immigration reform. He is in favor of gun rights. He voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2014, AND he voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Two days after the murder of 21 people in his state of Texas, he spoke at the NRA Convention, claiming that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun – which is the exact opposite of what happened.

Ted Cruz is a disgusting creep.

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Trigger warnings: Gun violence, racism, sexism, and the world’s most punchable face