Monday, May 3, 2010

Whining

Gary Graham:
“Am I being black-listed?” This question, that sent waves of terror throughout the Hollywood community a generation ago, does so again…but for entirely different reasons. The notion of a Hollywood blacklist that once represented a scourge of ‘outing’ actors, writers, directors and producers who had had involvement with the Communist party, now vilifies, sequesters and persecutes a different caste of working American: the Hollywood Conservative.

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There are very dire consequences to being in this town, working in this industry – and speaking out against the sort of leftist agenda that is now racing though our government at every level – from city to state to federal. It pisses them off. And unfortunately for those who speak out, they control the gates to the kingdom.

There has been a long-suspected bias in this town against conservatives by what most agree is run primarily by liberals. Progressives, if you will. Those who welcome a move towards socialism that our President is ushering into the nation’s daily playlist of What’s Happening Now? These progressive producers, directors, writers, actors and studio heads all agree on one thing, it seems – This is a brave new world, an Obama world…and those damn Conservatives are just trying to mess things up. In fact, it was Those Conservatives and George Bush who got us into this mess in the first place!
It is terrible that employers won't hire people they think are assholes. There should be some kind of asshole affirmative action.
Conservative actors are people too. We just want to work. Buddy, can you spare a cool guest-starring role? I’m joking – and personally I don’t know if I’m on any sort of black-list or not. I tend to equate any sort of success or the lack thereof to my own efforts and past performances, not whether I make my conservative voice heard. But that’s just me.
EAT INVISIBLE HAND!

13 comments:

ckc (not kc) said...

Step 1. Decide whether blacklist has a hyphen, or not. (...that ought to occupy him for a few weeks)

Smut Clyde said...

There has been a long-suspected bias in this town against conservatives by what most agree is run primarily by liberals.

Sentence structure is a tool of liberal groupthink.

ckc (not kc) said...

Buddy, can you spare a cool guest-starring role? I’m joking – and personally I don’t know if I’m on any sort of black-list or not.

...but maybe I am.. but probably not.. but nobody calls... does my breath smell?... those guys aren't so hot... is this shirt too conservative? ... Mommmmm!!

Substance McGravitas said...

Dudes. Dial it back in. We’re just like you. We just want to hit our marks, speak our lines and play the scene. That’s it.

Also you should burn in hell and I hate you and I'm ready to shoot you for liberty. We cool?

Smut Clyde said...

It must be about time for another triumphalist Big Hollywood article about the popularity of some movie by a conservative director with conservative actors and themes proving who *really* won the Culture War.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You mean, if I become a conservative, I can blame all me interpersonal failings on Liberal Conspiracies?

Holy hell, why isn't everybody signing up?

Substance McGravitas said...

Dildo/wetsuit requirement is kind of an acid test.

mikey said...

There are very dire consequences to being in this town, working in this industry – and speaking out against the sort of leftist agenda that is now racing though our government at every level – from city to state to federal.

Yes, young man, that's true. But not in the way you think. See, you appear an idiot for thinking ANYTHING you are seeing amounts to a "leftist agenda". Everyone who isn't hopelessly retarded knows that the US is generally center right, with a bit of a populist streak. There is nothing "leftist" happening in the US at all. And when you say there is, it's like you're sticking a phillips screwdriver in your nostril and yelling MEEP MEEP MEEP. People will want to stay away from you, because you're insane...

tigris said...

There has been a long-suspected bias in this town against conservatives by what most agree is run primarily by liberals.

Hee hee, this article could only be better if he were bemoaning the lack of writing gigs for Hollywood conservatives. Dear Sir: You didn't get the part because a better actor did. Warmest regards, Holly Wood. P.S. you sucked.

Another Kiwi said...

IT'S NOT MY FAAAAUUUULLLTTT!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

In fact, it was Those Conservatives and George Bush who got us into this mess in the first place!

Hard to argue with that.

Smut Clyde said...

Tigris advice column WANT.

M. Bouffant said...

the nation’s daily playlist of What’s Happening Now

Not to be confused w/ the Church of What’s Happening Now.