And now they're regularly popping up on our televisions."For me, it hasn't been a black-and-white thing," says Bekah Nutt, who works for a Los Angeles ad agency."But all of this has caused me to think - how when I go to watch something I've watched a hundred times, it's different now."Nutt is a co-creator of Rotten Apples (therottenappl.es), a new site that allows you to type in any movie or TV show and learn whether a main player has been accused of harassment.
One scene, played for laughs - the ostensible hero gifting his drunk girlfriend to another boy - seemed like a manual for rape.In one early episode, a friend asks Josh how he feels about Donna going on dates. "And I usually do everything within my considerable capabilities to sabotage it."Is romantic sabotage appropriate behaviour for a boss? Later in the series, when Donna is frustrated with her mundane duties - and Josh has asked a male intern, instead of her, to brief the president - she insists to a female colleague that it's not his fault: "Josh has given me every opportunity to grow in my job. "There's a flashback episode to how Jamie and Paul got together.He has.""If he was giving you every opportunity," her dubious friend replies, "you would have grown out of this job three years ago."Has Josh harassed Donna? But has Josh's possessive sexual interest in his underling held back her career? And the answer to that is, he basically stalked her."Played by Paul Reiser, the male lead woos his future wife by wheedling her address from the dry cleaners, stealing her clothes and going to every floor of her building until he finds her and cajoles her into dating him. In 2018, this is a man ignoring boundaries and not realising that a stranger appearing at your office with your laundry is more scary than adorable.Any media that, if you want to recommend it to a friend, "you feel you need a disclaimer," says writer Lara Elena Donnelly, who held forth on the topic at a panel at last year's New York Comic Con.These days, almost everything made before 2018 feels like it needs some kind of disclaimer.