But Hewitt isn't done whining. When she starred on "The Ghost Whisperer" on CBS, she said, "No medium ever complained that I was playing a medium who had too much cleavage. In fact, they were all like, 'Thank you so much!' I mean, I constantly had cleavage up to my chin, and not one medium had a problem with it. They were like, 'People think we're hot!' Now if massage therapists could just feel the same."
Like most people in Hollywood, Hewitt wants to push the envelope in what she calls a "provocative, unapologetic manner" to make her millions. Then she demands that no one ever protest that she's making prostitution look glamorous and morally acceptable.
Hewitt wants to avoid being "judgmental" about prostitutes. "It's an easy industry to have a judgment on, but I feel like that judgment comes from lack of knowledge and fear and maybe not knowing the whole story."
So Dr. Hewitt is offering an educational "whole story" on her program? Even worse, Hewitt wants to declare that prostitution is OK with her. "I respect people doing what they have to do in order to try to live and be happy." This woman has the brain of a text message. 'K?
But what if the prostitute is helping wreck a marriage and a home? No problemo. Reviewer Brian Lowry at Variety explains how Hewitt's character Riley gets softened around the edges. She "spends a lot of time counseling her clients -- providing helpful, homespun marital advice to stroke them emotionally, not just physically."
Cheat with the husband, and then tell him to buy the wife flowers. Love is never having to say you're faithful.
None of this has anything to do with reality. Lifetime based its TV movie and subsequent series on an Odessa, Texas, massage parlor called "Healing Touch." But the real story ended up with 68 arrested clients -- including an assistant district attorney, a city planner, the owner of an insurance company, several teachers, and a well-known rancher. Two of the three sex workers there were strung out on cocaine.
It wasn't the glamorous life you can fictionalize on TV. Ironically, that reality is too "edgy" for the envelope-pushers. It might cause someone to become -- perish the thought -- "judgmental."
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