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Sickness and revolting double standards have infected Hollywood and the Democratic Party

Laura Hollis on

Katie Hill is a 33-year-old Democrat who was elected to Congress in 2018, representing California's 25th Congressional District. She resigned in disgrace less than a year later, in October 2019, after soft-core porn photos emerged showing Hill naked brushing the hair of her 24-year old female staffer Morgan Desjardins. (Other photos showed Hill in passionate embraces with Desjardins, and Hill naked with a bong and what looks like a Nazi-style Iron Cross tattoo strategically placed on her nether regions.)

The story behind the photos was even more sordid. Desjardins was apparently in a "throuple" with Hill and her then-husband, Kenny Heslep. Heslep had posted naked photos of Hill on "wife-sharing" websites. And Desjardins was not the only 20-something Hill and Heslep had had a threesome with, according to a former tenant who rented a room from them in 2010.

But we haven't heard the last of Katie Hill. She has written a book titled "She Will Rise" in which she characterizes herself as a victim of "revenge porn" and domestic abuse who has nevertheless emerged as a "warrior in the battle for true equality."

And the Hollywood redemption machinery that is made available almost exclusively to reprobates on the left has cranked into high gear. The story of Hill's spectacularly short political career is being made into a movie by Blumhouse Television. Earlier this week, owner Jason Blum issued a statement, saying, "We pursued this project because we believe in Katie and her message of empowering women and breaking the system."

This is a perfect representation of the sickness and revolting double standards that have infected Hollywood and the Democratic Party. Had Hill been a Republican man, we'd have heard shrill screams of "Exploitation!" "Power differential!" and "Patriarchy!" Any hopes of a career in the public eye would be over (not to mention the inevitable jokes and sexual double-entendres that would accompany the title of Hill's magnum opus if she were male.)

But because Hill is a Democrat and female, all is forgiven -- nay, celebrated .


This announcement was accompanied by the news that Hill will be played in the film by none other than Elisabeth Moss, star of the hit TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" and the left's new Joan of Arc.

Based upon Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, "The Handmaid's Tale" takes place in a dystopian future when fertile young women are conscripted into sexual slavery by the ruling elite whose wives cannot bear children.

And -- in case you've been living in an underground bunker with spotty Wi-Fi -- that series has become the go-to metaphor for the left's worst fever dreams: "Donald Trump is turning the United States into 'The Handmaid's Tale'!" "Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett belongs to a church that calls women 'handmaids'!"

It's impossible to overstate the irony here. Katie Hill was accused of sexually exploiting a young female employee, but her behavior is being spun as the triumphant story of a victimized underdog. Meanwhile, Amy Coney Barrett -- a devoted wife, a loving mother of seven children, and a beloved and respected colleague whose Catholic faith and traditional views have somehow not kept her from becoming a law professor, a federal appellate judge and now a nominee to the country's highest court -- is the threat.


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