Skip to comments.TV review: Republicans in Hollywood
Posted on 09/13/2004 6:47:01 AM PDT by jmstein7
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Talk about provocative titles: This one comes up in the newish series "The AMC Project" and is called "Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood."
Is there such an animal in ferociously Democratic Hollywood? Are there any dodo birds left around? Unicorns? AMC thinks there are some of those Republican animals around (hidden in closets?), and so does documentarian Jesse Moss, who did Democratic activism and now has been commissioned to find these elusive beasts.
Moss works low budget and hangs around these scenes for his mission, but to little good effect, though he has some chats with such admitted Republicans as Drew Carey (who prefers "libertarian," which is "a conservative who still gets high"), John Milius, Pat Sajak, Patricia Heaton, Vincent Gallo, Ivan Reitman, Lionel Chetwynd and Ben Stein.
They think Republicans are becoming more emboldened. But the case isn't very well made, and Moss puts the message on his screen that Mel Gibson, Chuck Norris, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis and Heather Locklear "declined to participate in this program." (Coincidentally, the episode is sandwiched between reruns of "The Terminator.")
Rock will layeth the smacketh down on the jacka$$es.
they're just 'outing' people so that the studios can more easily blacklist them.
"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Republican Party?"
Don't ask Mandy Moore. Her publicist will deny that she was.