A lot of people want you to think that a person’s private persona is entirely separate from that which they present to the public.
I don’t buy it, especially these days when information travels so quickly.
For instance, I don’t think it’s debatable that Roman Polanski is a talented director, but I find the rape charge against him something that touches, that stains, everything that he does (never mind fleeing the United States before justice could be rendered).
Mel Gibson, while not having the filmography – or the heinousness of offense of Polanski – is seemingly a bit of a racist among other odious beliefs.
Ari Shaffir literally drugged his friend as a joke – A JOKE – and even weirder seemed confused as to what all the fuss was about.
I’m sorry but if you’re terrible in your private life – and perhaps more importantly in this context, make that known – I want nothing to do with either you or your work.
Which brings me to Victor Silva, director of Jeepers Creepers (2001), its two sequels as well as numerous other films. Silva, like Polanski, is a talented director though also a convicted pedophile.
I can’t bring myself to watch his movies (and I know it’s perhaps irrational to think by doing so that I’m somehow rewarding the behavior, but it’s a feeling that I can’t pretend isn’t there) that came out after I learned a little about Silva private persona.
Though apparently Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is not only not directed by Silva – that task being taken by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky (2012), Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) – but is also not written by him, which is an interesting change of affairs (Victor Silva prior to Reborn wrote and directed all the Jeepers Creepers movies).
I haven’t heard anything unseemly about Vuorensola, so I’m definitely interested in Jeepers Creepers: Reborn.