When Biskind says women were exploited then cast aside, he wasn't kidding: Many of these women who'd worked alongside their husbands were blackballed from the film community when their relationships ended. Platt's career is now thriving, but she had a hard time getting work after she broke with Bogdanovich. When George and Marcia Lucas broke up, Marcia stopped being invited to the Coppolas' annual Easter party. "It's like I never existed," she recalls in "Easy Riders." When Weintraub and Scorsese broke up, she lost access to friends they'd shared for years as a couple.
"Marty obviously had the power--it was his career, his passion, and his friends and they went with him," recalls Weintraub, who now produces for television. "I wasn't surprised, but of course it hurt me. The only person who didn't cut me off was John Cassavetes, who gave me a job on 'The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.' "