Mila Kunis Calls Out Sexist Producer in Open Letter

Mila Kunis Bad Moms

Mila Kunis was once told she would have to pose half-naked on the cover of a men’s magazine to promote a film. When she refused, a producer reportedly threatened her by saying, “You’ll never work in this town again.”

That obviously turned out not to be true: Kunis has worked in over 30 films in her career, and launched an attack on sexism in Hollywood in an open letter published on A Plus, a media site co-founded by Ashton Kutcher.

“It’s what we are conditioned to believe — that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened; that standing our ground will lead to our demise. We don’t want to be kicked out of the sandbox for being a ‘bitch.’ So we compromise our integrity for the sake of maintaining the status quo and hope that change is coming,” Kunis wrote.

She explained that after being rejected, insulted, paid less, and diminished based on her gender, she decided to found her own production company, Orchard Farm Productions, with three other women to avoid having a similar situation happening to her again.

However, the issue persisted when the company signed on to partner with an influential male producer to work on a project that discussed inclusivity.

“In the process of pitching this show to a major network, the typical follow-up emails were sent to executives at this network,” Kunis wrote. “In this email chain, this producer chose to email the following: ‘And Mila is a mega star. One of biggest actors in Hollywood and soon to be Ashton’s wife and baby momma!!!'”

“He reduced my value to nothing more than my relationship to a successful man and my ability to bear children. It ignored my (and my team’s) significant creative and logistical contributions,” Kunis said.

Kunis went on to say that she is taking a stand against the “microaggressions that devalue the contributions and worth of hard-working women,” and that she hopes that she can use her voice to allow women in the workplace to “feel a little less alone and more able to push back for themselves.”

The actress’ most recent work includes starring in “Bad Moms” opposite Kristen Bell.

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  1. What has she done for profits lately? That is the only question that matters in Hollywood, and ‘stars’ always seem to forget that the benefits of stardom don’t come for free.

  2. sheldonmf says:

    ‘And Mila is a mega star. One of biggest actors in Hollywood and soon to be Ashton’s wife and baby momma!!!’”

    This quote is not at all sexist and Mila is engaging in self-promotion. The quote places her in the primary position, refers to her FIRST as the mega-star, SECOND as one of the biggest ACTORS (male or female) and LAST as part of a Hollywood power couple that will have sustained interest.

    Mila obtained a large amount of fame by selling her sexuality, nobody forced her to do that….now she is trying to have it both ways by denigrating and smearing people who were just praising her and showing excitement about her impending motherhood, which is indeed a beautiful and wonderful thing.

    A sexist would have said “I hope she keeps her baby weight down!”

    Mila seems like a mean-spirited and angry person to me these days. She used to seem so relatable, but those days seem gone.

    She has taken up the weird, fake religion of micro-aggressions despite a career built on sexualizing women.

    I, for one, am tired of the hypocrisy of rich, angry entitled socialites like Mila seems to have become.

  3. I will understand if she is banned from hollywood.
    She hasn’t been in anything of value or success, short of Ted.
    She also does the voice for the most useless character on family guy.
    She needs to go away now.

  4. Teresa says:

    The horribly sad thing is, this will never change, women will always work twice as hard for half the pay, the color of your skin can get you murdered in cold blood, male money and power makes the world go round, older obese women will always looked down on as being lazy and we have labeled and segregated ourselves in so many ways that it has now become a puzzle never to be solved

  5. Isn’t it a bit ironic that the first thing I see this as filed under is Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis who the article is about is listed third?

    I think this is the problem she speaks of.

    • sheldonmf says:

      Mila made millions sexualizing women, and NOW she is a victim?

      I am sorry, but that is BS. She is the wealthy socialite who is smearing a producer who dared show excitement about motherhood?

      That is a micro-aggression against the “mega-star”?

      I am getting sick and tired of Hollywood elitists plating the victim.

      Mila sold sexuality, made millions from it and she is nobody’s martyr.

      Stop promoting false victims.

    • Maggie says:

      And she needed to do it on his company’s site, not her own.

      Guess she is only viewed as a mega star because of him.

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