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… Continue reading