Lefsetz: The Truly Lame, Forgettable Golden Globes

Whenever Hollywood gets together to pat itself on its back it fails to realize it’s lost touch with America…

That’s right, no one cares what an actor or actress has to say. They became unmoored from the public consciousness the day America got broadband, and could see their shenanigans on TMZ, ignorant hustlers inured to lifestyle, and you expect us to care?

Ironically, musicians have much more power. Or to quote the great Eddie Rosenblatt, movies when done right are larger than life, music when done right is life itself.

But the musicians have abdicated this power.

Playing it safe, worried about their brand, being such outrageous outlaws that they take themselves out of contention for believability. You got shot, beat someone up and you expect us to respect you? No, you’re just a cartoon, entertainment before Adult Swim, we’re just watching the movie, we want to see how this all plays out.

You think there’s not a cost for making vapid high concept flicks?

Or awards season fodder that no one cares about?

That respect for Hollywood royalty is so deep in the past, the hangers-on and barely-breathing don’t realize it. If we want to respect someone, it will be a banker or a techie. At least they’ve got real money; at least they change the world. As for all of Hollywood going high tech, did you see that Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company is tanking?

That’s right, if your goal is to utilize your celebrity to extend your reach into businesses other than the one you are famous for, give up, that paradigm is so aughts. If you think you can compete with the Big Four you’re delusional. Then again, they do call Hollywood the Dream Factory.

Hell, if it wasn’t the dead of winter no one would be watching this show.

People are home, in their cocoon, they’ll wrap themselves up and watch this meaningless dreck, an awards show even more fake than those perpetrated on us by Dick Clark.

How many members are there of the Hollywood Foreign Press again? As for “Mrs. Maisel,” I watched it, and it’s one step above sitcom – and not a big one. Great sets, great acting, bogus script. Remember when “Mozart In The Jungle” won? That’s the last time I heard anybody mention that show.

As for Queen Oprah

SHE’S RETIRED!

Today you have to be in the public eye 24/7, and she’s not. She’s old and over the hill. Not because she’s a woman, but because time marches on and in Hollywood where you think you’re young forever the truth is you’re not. Even if you’ve gotten plastic surgery.

So we’ve got to hear the left wing press and movers and shakers, the sycophants, say she should run for President. Give me a break.

We already saw this movie, after Jesse Ventura, the public realizes its mistake and returns to professionals, at least smart people. I mean the hoi polloi can learn too. Do you really think we’re gonna elect Mark Cuban? Then again, he’s got more business experience.

And is the problem with sexual harassment limited to Hollywood?

Who’s standing up for the common person? Who’s digging down deep in the trenches for solutions? Chappelle says not to forget men, without them there’s no progress. Daphne Merkin talks about due process, but we’re giving all this ink to a bunch of primpers in black?

Insane.

So a publicity release press – and that’s what they all are, even the NYT and WSJ – will fawn all over this irrelevant event as if it had meaning, impact. When the truth is it’s already been forgotten, in a world where you don’t even get a day in the news cycle.

Meanwhile, we get all this self-congratulatory pomp from Hollywood.

The same enterprise that makes you subscribe to umpteen services to see what you want, overcharges for movie tickets and then bitches when we cut the cord and refuse to go to movies that get bad ratings on RottenTomatoes.

Come on, this is a cabal that’s driving straight towards a cliff and doesn’t even realize it, other than Rupert Murdoch, who sold Twenty First Century to Disney, realizing the worm had turned and it’s only going to get worse. Then again, Disney has the faltering ESPN and thinks its brand name can compete with Netflix.

How do you like that Motorola phone? Your Nokia? Buy anything made by Sony recently?

If you’re a fashionista, by all means watch this bore and be satisfied.

If you’re a fan of comedy, know that Seth Meyers has a miniscule audience and gets no respect from anybody under 30…but you can’t say anything negative about a Lorne Michaels protege.

However if you’re taking the temperature of America, not only did you have no need to watch this show, you don’t have to read the press, check out the winners, nothing. It’s irrelevant in life today, where you’re the star and you’re worried about your own influence and relationships and you can’t take your eyes off of D.C.

Hell, if Hollywood is so powerful how come Trump won? When other than Chachi, no celebrity would show up for him? Seems he had his finger on the pulse much more than the entertainment industrial complex, which refuses to believe it built him and loves the ratings that come with covering him.

Talk about taking no responsibility.

Do you think Logan Paul‘s fans care you castigated him for his video in the suicide forest? Hell, he was wrong, but he didn’t even need to apologize. His fans had no problem with it.

And C. Delores Tucker and her ilk got Warner to blow out Interscope which promptly became the biggest label in the business and now hip-hop dominates and did you even get that reference? Do you even know who that is?

Maybe if Jimmy Iovine foisted the Globes on all of our iPhones like he did U2, maybe then there would be an effect, but it would be OUTRAGE!

The truth is you can turn off the TV; you don’t have to follow the news; but the people who print every day, who are part of the complex, just don’t get that the game has changed.

Celebrity has been devalued. Managing your impact is now completely different.

And just because you tell us something, that does not make it so.

So Oprah can go to sleep basking in all the accolades.

Meanwhile, where’s my good-paying job? If I blow the whistle on my boss I’ll get fired. How am I gonna pay for health care?

Who cares about me?

Certainly not the people on TV.

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5 Responses to Lefsetz: The Truly Lame, Forgettable Golden Globes

  1. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Hollywood and the entertainment industry…LOL.

    “I didn’t watch the event because I decided to stab butter knives into my eye sockets instead, but the media tells me that the ceremony was “inspiring” and “powerful,” as all of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities took turns making theatrical statements in condemnation of their own cowardice and degeneracy. The women wore black dresses in protest against sexual harassment, and the men showed solidarity by boldly wearing the same black tuxedos they would have worn anyway. The slogan of the night was “Time’s Up,” because the fake campaign against sexual harassment didn’t already have enough slogans.

    Oprah Winfrey took a break from smooching Harvey Weinstein to deliver a rousing speech about the need to believe and defend women who are abused. The night went on like this, apparently. The viewing audience was subjected to one moralizing lecture after another from people who either participated in, or kept their mouth shut about, Hollywood’s sexual assault problem until they had no choice but to speak against it. Now they want us to applaud their courage. And many people seem more than happy to oblige.

    These cowards — both the men and the women, equally — not only tolerated the predators in their midst but heaped adulation on them for years. Woody Allen won the lifetime achievement at these same Golden Globes only four years ago. Meryl Streep went on stage at the Golden Globes in 2012 and called Harvey Weinstein a “god.” Roman Polanski, child rapist, received a standing ovation at the Academy Awards in 2002. The list goes on. Natalie Portman is being praised for taking a bratty little swipe at the “all-male” directing award nominees, but she didn’t seem to have much problem with Hollywood’s male predators last year when she wined and dined with Kevin Spacey, a man well known in the industry for his affinity for underage boys.

    They all praised and befriended the predators and begged to be in their films when their career ambitions were best served by doing so. But now that Weinstein and his ilk are no longer useful, their former lickspittles are happy to jump on the dogpile. It’s phony. All of it. It’s a charade. It’s theater. These people are doing the only thing they know how to do: acting.

    And even now, as the frauds pledge that “time’s up” and “things have changed” and so on, still, the worst form of sexual abuse rampant in Hollywood is that suffered by children, especially young boys, and not a single one of those black-cloaked crusaders at the Globes had anything to say about that issue. I would wager that the vast majority of attendees had direct knowledge of Hollywood’s pedophilia problem, and I would wager just as confidently that none of them will say a word about it until the scandal hits the front page and they are left no choice in the matter. If any of these “brave” and “inspiring” celebrities really want to do something brave and inspiring, they can come out now, before they are forced, and specifically name the child rapists in Hollywood. I’m sure Oprah has heard stories. Meryl Streep, too. Tom Hanks. All of them. So, let’s hear it, guys. Put your ample amounts of money where your constantly yapping mouths are.” — Matt Walsh

  2. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    I actually watched quite a bit of the show. I didn’t find it to be any better or any worse than the other “back patting” award shows. Look, it is what it is. I don’t take my political or moral cues from Hollywood. It’s entertainment. Some good. Some bad. These are artists that have a talent most of us don’t. No different that professional athletes. In many cases, this creates an inflated sense of self-importance. That’s their world, not mine. Apparently, I’m in the minority here given the popularity of all the Hollywood reality shows that get renewed year after year. I shake my head at the whole thing, but I honestly don’t give a damn one way or the other.

    My point? It’s not worth getting worked up over something that has ZERO impact on my life. Separating fact and fiction is pretty easy.

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      Unfortunately Jim, there are millions of people who DO take their cues from Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and that industry needs to be called out and exposed for the degenerate hypocrites they are.

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