With over 9 million views to date (1/2/19), Kevin Spacey’s “Let Me Be Frank” youtube video has a lot of people talking more than a week after it was posted (that’s kind of a record these days).
Spacey posted the bizarre video as it was announced that he was being charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident that occurred in the summer of 2016 on Nantucket. The video is so popular that it now even has its own IMDB page, as if it were a short film. We at Proof were so moved–if you will-by this video when it was posted on December 24, 2018 that on day through an Instagram story poll we asked our audience if, in the wake of the announcement of the sexual assault charges, the video hurt or helped Kevin Spacey. The results were a bit surprising to us. Though 68% of the poll takers said the video was odd and hurt Spacey; 32% said it was “good stuff” and helped him. We’re huge House of Cards fans so we get why it’s fun to “see” Frank again but to us the word choice, the staging, the whole video really was simply too disturbing to find it could help Spacey in any way with his upcoming criminal matter. We will all soon see as the effect, if any, on the matter as Spacey is set to appear in court on January 7, 2019 for a formal arraignment on the charges.