Happy New Year, Hollywood. As one who used to chomp at the bit to go to the movies, to sit in a darkened magical theater, I am now part of America that no longer goes to the movies. Why? Because you've forgotten something key to your success, something key to bringing me and the masses back. As my New Year's gift to you, I'm gonna fill you in. Are you ready? Paying attention? Alrighty then...
Hollywood, know your role.
That's it. That's my advice. Follow that, and I'll be back. Know your role, lefties.
You are in the business, or used to be in the business, of being America's court jesters. What I don't want from any business I support is a lecture, or your societal ideal that I think is dangerous, continuously crammed down my throat in the name of art. I believe you think we care what you have to say about politics. I believe you think we'll hand over our movie money to see political hack-jobs thinly disguised as entertainment. You are mistaken.
I think the newly released movie number reflect your problem: you've forgotten your role.
I'm not saying that those who make movies shouldn't be politically-minded or at the very least have an opinion. What I am saying is that we don't give a crap what that opinion is. We don't pay to hear you squawk and yammer on about your nirvana. Matter of fact, your position simply serves to keep our money in things that don't insist we agree with inane and unforgivably stupid political opinions presented as rock-hard facts.
Even though you think we be stoopid, the joke happens to be on you.
While three years ago you flogged those who disagreed Barack was The One and had the gall to call the skeptics racists (don't remember: read THIS). Again, the joke is most decidedly on you. If you were anything other than leftists, you'd be f*ing embarrassed.
The saddest thing is, other than you guys totally screwing up going to the movies for me, once one of my great joys, you've managed to support the moron-in-chief and in the process have screwed up the country along the way. You've got a long road back to win trust or forgiveness. Possibly, too long of a road, because so many of you REFUSE to own up to your misguided moronic mistake of pushing your boy, Barry.
You'll say he wasn't the man you thought he was. You'll say he tricked you. You'll say he disappointed you. You'll do all that, hoping we'll forgive you. But what you should say, yet what you won't say, is that you're sorry for insulting, demeaning, accusing, belittling, and trashing those of us who not only have the magical movie dollars you so desperately want, but knew EXACTLY who Barry was before he was elected into office, because we dared to use our brains and paid attention to the details.
You want us back? You want us to love you again? To get excited about you again? To part with our movie money again?
Stop being such colossal jackholes and know your role.
Happy New Year, Hollywood!
EDIT: Found THIS continuing example this morning. Do they have a kill-the-industry wish?!