How did America’s go-to awards show – the creme de la creme – lose touch with its audience?
Let’s start with the movies themselves.
Not only is the human touch that built Hollywood purveyed now on television, but the fantasy/superhero flicks that are made to play around the world are not even honored by the Academy. It’s be like having a kid go to community college but attending graduation at Harvard – the disconnect is palpable.
But the media cannot stop trumpeting the story.
You’d think the LA Times was on the studios’ payroll.
This has been the narrative for the past 15 years.
The media controlled by Baby Boomers trumpets old paradigms while the youngsters disconnect, and then the media itself loses control. It happened in politics and it’s happening in culture.
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal had a feature on the failure of NASCAR. Its TV ratings have nearly halved – down 45% in a decade.
Wasn’t rednecks driving around in a circle supposed to be the future of sports?
Hey, only half of 18 year-olds today even get a driver’s license, and it won’t be long before no one drives themselves at all. Yet the wankers in Hollywood still think it’s about acquiring status iron and are busy tooting around in their Teslas telling us how green they are.
That’s another disconnect.
Movie stars used to be royalty we paid fealty to.
Now they’re two-dimensional icons we make fun of. Continue reading