Hollywood is addicted to politics

Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

"'The thing you have to understand is the extent to which politics has come to dominate social life here,' says my lunch companion. 'This isn't a night-life city anymore. You're expected to attend breakfast meetings. You're not up late partying. And politics fills that role. You go to fundraisers and dinners. It has become central to how you live here now.' Constant politics means the constant use of politics for status-seeking, showing oneself to be the most sensitive, insightful, confrontational, etc. Everyone appreciates how well Meryl Streep's political grandstanding at the Golden Globes went over. Harvey Weinstein took out a cynical ad in his Oscar campaign for Lion lamenting that, if Donald Trump has his way, child actors such as Sunny Pawar, star of that film, might not be able to get visas, because obviously what this is all about is the plight of child actors." (03/20/17)


  • dL

    It has sworn off the late nights and the cocaine and the sort of sexual promiscuity that once made Warren Beatty feel obliged to issue a public denial of a report that he had slept with 12,775 women

    Warren Beatty is noted for having suspended his cinema career for roughly 3 years(in his move prime years) in the early 70s to work on the McGovern presidential campaign among other things. Bad example. My guess is that most like Beatty can probably multi-task a night life + politics.

  • R R Schoettker

    Not surprising – politics and show business have always been essentially the same and have always attracted the same egotistical and profligate wastrels from the herd.

    • dL

      except one is the beautiful and talented, the other for the ugly and psychopathic…


      • R R Schoettker

        show business :look at me, look at me!, I'm pretty and have a vapid skill for amusing others.

        politics: look at me, look at me!, I'm successful at conning and deceiving.

        Both sets of "talents" drawn from the same pool of egotistical, unbalanced wack-jobs. Admittedly the later are more harmful but essentially the same as the occasional crossover shows.