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What a Creep: Roman Polanski (Season 2, Episode 8)

What a Creep

Release Date: 09/13/2019

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Roman Polanski

Season 2, Episode 8

Roman Polanski, director of such classics as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown,” is a convicted child rapist who fled the United States to avoid prison, yet Hollywood actors still line up to make movies with him. What’s up with that? Sonia tells us why Roman Polanski is a creep with a little help from our friends at:
We end the episode with Margo sharing a story about someone who isn’t a creep.
 
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