This article examines the sensational 1942â€“43 trial of Hollywoodâ€™s leading man, Australian actor Errol Flynn. One purpose of this article is to track the trialâ€™s course and social reverberations offering valuable insights into a critical historical precedent to the recent #MeToo movement. The articleâ€™s other purpose is to place the trial story, centred in Americaâ€™s â€˜film colonyâ€™ of Hollywood, in the context of Flynnâ€™s backstory in Australiaâ€™s colonies of Papua and New Guinea, a period of Flynnâ€™s life that ended only nine years before his trial. This article connects Flynnâ€™s sexual experiences in New Guinea, especially his celebration of sex with very young New Guinea girls, with Hollywoodâ€™s sexual exploitation of teenage girls, a culture exposed by Flynnâ€™s trial but ultimately condoned by a court in wartime America. The article interrogates Flynnâ€™s role in circulating ideas about sex with underage girls and their implications in the past and present.