Actress Megan Fox says she had a psychological breakdown after being sexualised in Hollywood.
Fox says being sexualized and objectified became a recurring theme in her career, and the marketing plan for "Jennifer's Body" was another instance of the problem.
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"It wasn't just that movie, it was everyday of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with. It preceded a breaking point for me," etonline.com quoted Fox as saying.
"I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do. I didn't want to be seen, I didn't want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet, I didn't want to be seen in public at all because the fear, and the belief, and the absolute certainty that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out… so I went through a very dark moment after that," she added.
The actress says her experience of speaking out against being sexualised in the industry was met with a significantly different reaction than that received by actresses sharing similar stories today.
"I feel like I was sort of out and in front of the #MeToo movement before the #MeToo movement happened, I was speaking out and saying, 'Hey, these things are happening to me and they're not OK'. And everyone was like, 'Oh well, f**k you. We don't care, you deserve it'. Because everybody talked about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made," she said.
Fox explained that she doesn't feel like "there is a space in feminism" for her.
"Even though I consider myself a feminist, I feel like feminists don't want me to be a part of their group. What is supporting other females if there is only certain ones of us we support? If I have to be an academic or have to be non-threatening to you in some way? Why can't I be a part of the group as well? Considering all of the stuff that has happened since then, and is happening on a regular basis in this country, and with celebs (stories) we have everyday, I never really did anything that crazy. But I was really dragged through the coals for a lot of it," she said.