It’s a volatile mix, politics and Hollywood. And I don’t think the jury is in with a verdict that when the two do get together, it’s a barrel of laughs for everyone, or even necessary. I’m remembering the McCarthy era, a period that stifled, or outright killed the careers of some noted names in the arts. Maybe that’s why I’m thinking of Goodfella’s, or more so a line from the movie.
It comes from Ray Liotta after his character and Jimmy (Robert DeNiro) find out Tommy (Joe Pesci) was killed. Henry remarks, “It was between the Italians, it was real greaseball shit.” We substitute actors for Italians and Hollywood for greaseball and we’re right on target with the number one reason why we as consumers should stay the hell out of the whole thing. In other words leave Hollywood to itself. Continue reading