Marlon Brando is one of the most celebrated actors of all time. His performances as Vito Corleone, Stanley Kowalski, and Terry Malloy earned him multiple awards. He is considered a hero to artists to this day and his use of “the method” changed the way actors and the audience looked at acting as an art form. Marlin Brando was an actor’s actor.
He was also a mega creep who terrorized actors, directors and assaulted his co-star of Last Tango in Paris (along with director Bernardo Bertolucci).
Trigger warnings for this episode are sexual assault, domestic abuse, and mental health. (Please take care when listening)
With Amy Coney Barrett on her way to being confirmed to the Supreme Court, now is the perfect time to talk about women who don’t support other women. The kind of women who encourage other women to vote against their own interests.
Let’s talk about Amy Kremer. You may not have heard her name, but she’s been a big part of how we got where we are. She’s a political activist who co-founded the modern Tea Party movement, and the organizations Women for Trump and Women for America First.
Elvis Aaron Presley is one of the biggest rock stars of all time and is known as “The King of Rock & Roll.” Beginning with his meteoric rise in the mid-1950s to his sad decline in the 1970s, Elvis is still one of the most popular celebrities in the world with his estate earning $80 million in 2018.
He remains the best-selling solo artist in recorded history. He has had the most songs charting in Billboard magazine top 40. He has the record for selling the most albums on the Billboard 200. He holds the record for most gold records of all time (solo artist) and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018.
There have been dozens of books and movies made about him and his life.
John Lennon once said he did not think the 60s were truly over until Elvis’ death. Bob Dylan described hearing Elvis for the first time as feeling as if he had busted out of jail.
His sexy onstage presence set America & the world on fire. The world is filled with Elvis impersonators and his legacy will last forever.
He was also a major Creep when it came to women with much of his time focused on girls as young as 14. He could also be a mean asshole to his close friends, associates, stage crew, and family.
Hosts Margo Donohue and Sonia Mansfield host an open mic night of comedy creeps to kick off Season 8, including Russell Brand, Chris Hardwick, Chris D’Elia, and Victoria Jackson. Don’t worry, they end the episode with some comedians who are not creeps.
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most lauded actresses of her generation with an Academy Award for acting and appearing in the Avengers movies—probably the most successful series of films in history. Her books on healthy living and cooking are best sellers. She is a busy working mom and a successful business owner.
Gwyneth is also one of the biggest proponents of woo and iffy science which sends actual scientists and doctors into a dizzy. She laughs all the way to the bank while trolling like an expert along the way. Love her or loathe her—she provokes a reaction from people.
Since this is What a Creep—guess where we are leaning?
John Kricfalusi, also known as John K., was the creator of “Ren & Stimpy.” From 1989 to 1992, he was heavily involved with the first two seasons of the show, including doing the voice of Ren and other characters. He’s also a total creep who was an asshole to work with and preyed on underage girls.
Evel Knievel is a true American-made superstar who is considered the father of extreme sports and the idol of several generations of folks who love the thrill of this death-defying jumps he created and the personae he created.
He presented himself as THE American modern-day hero who tried to inspire people to reach for their dreams and be upstanding citizens. But underneath his red, white, and blue uniform, the capes, the bravado, and his rugged good looks was a troubled man who could at times, quite frankly, be a huge abusive asshole.
He won it all and lost it under 15 years. But even though he has been gone for over 13 years now, his name and his legend are still revered by many who found him an inspiration in a dreary time in the world.
Jon Voight used to be an exciting actor. He took interesting parts from MIDNIGHT COWBOY to DELIVERANCE. He won an Academy Award for playing a paraplegic Vietnam vet in COMING HOME in 1978. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in 1985’s RUNAWAY TRAIN.
But now he’s probably more famous for being a shitty dad to Angelina Jolie, playing an asshole dad on RAY DONOVAN, and acting like everyone’s ignorant grandpa.
Trigger warning: This episode contains infidelity, crappy dads, and astounding ignorance.
Ira Einhorn was known as the pied piper of the Hippie movement in Philadelphia in the 1960s & 70s. He was embraced by the counterculture as well as local politicians. He was the person to know in Philadelphia if you wanted to mediate an issue. He claimed to be clued-in to the trends happening with the human mind 20 years into the future.
He was a part of the first Earth Day festival in 1970, was a hardcore environmentalist who ran “Sun Weeks” to celebrate solar energy. He was friends with CEOs and billionaires who were interested in his thoughts about the latest in computers, mind control, paranormal & psychic matters.
Ira was also an abusive narcissist who killed his girlfriend of five years, Holly Maddux in 1978, and managed to hide in France for several years before he was finally put away with a life sentence.
John Wayne starred in 142 films, and he was one of the top box office stars for three decades. He was an actor, director, and producer, making him a triple threat. He was also a racist, sexist, homophobe, which makes him a double-triple threat.