When Asia Argento released Scarlet Diva back in 2000, she didn’t think anyone would recognize the rotund Hollywood producer who tries to rape the main character, Anna Battista, as a character based on a real-life movie mogul. But it didn’t take long for others to figure it out. “I was asked many times, ‘Is that Harvey Weinstein?'” she says, speaking by phone from her home in Italy.
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How Weinstein Drove Asia Argento to Create ‘Scarlet Diva’