Hollywood is all about causes and making noise, but when they need to put their money where their mouth is, they fold like a cheap suit.
I’m sure you’ve heard all about the Sony fiasco by now.
In all honesty, I don’t give a fib about the movie in question. It looks pretty stupid, and it calls into question the judgment of people who green-light such a project.
But … that’s not my point. That’s not what irks — it’s the complete surrender shown by a multi-billion dollar behemoth of an industry. With that, I have a problem.
And today, Geroge Clooney is circulating a ‘we stand together’ petition, which every head of TV and studio refuses to sign. No solidarity. No one iota of fuckign courage.
I understand the liability issue, the fear of having to bear responsibility should something go wrong, but the alternative is much scarier.
This more than anything proves the Hollywood types who adopt causes are wimps or only trying to get publicity. A shame to allow oneself to be intimidated in such a manner.
The Deadline interview with Geroge Clooney is all over the internet, but here is a chilling quote:
“What happened here is part of a much larger deal … and people are still talking about dumb emails. Understand what is going on right now, because the world just changed on your watch, and you weren’t even paying attention.” ~ George Clooney on the Sony fiasco and the inability to get a ‘we-stand-together’ petition signed by spineless heads of studios.
(Let’s home my next post will be sunnier).