Skip to comments.Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood Review
Posted on 01/09/2006 8:03:25 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew
January 6, 2006 - Hollywood has a richly-deserved reputation as an extremely liberal town populated by celebrities who rarely hesitate to assail their audiences with their political opinions. Between bluffing that they'd leave the United States if Bush was elected (Alec Baldwin), demanding that he be impeached (Barbra Streisand), hosting Air America radio shows (Janeane Garofalo, Al Franken), consorting with Fidel Castro (Danny Glover) and making romantic movies about Stalinist mass-murderer and t-shirt icon Che Guevara (The Motorcycle Diaries), Hollywood has gotten quite fat suckling at the liberal teat.
But just as there may be a few Britney Spears fans at a death metal concert, surely there must be some Republicans in Hollywood; and Democratic speechwriter and independent filmmaker Jesse Moss set out to find them in his short documentary Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, which initially ran on the American Movie Classics channel in September 2004.
Using the 2003 gubernatorial run of Arnold Schwarzenegger as his hook - examining whether the lifelong Republican's success was proof positive that Hollywood conservatives are not a persecuted minority - Moss hopped on Arnold's campaign caravan and tracked down conservatives willing to discuss their career and their politics.
Actors Drew Carey, Pat Sajak, Patricia Heaton, Ben Stein, Vincent Gallo, producer Douglas Urbanski (The Contender), director John Milius and film critic/talk show host Michael Medved (among others) all make appearances; despite their recognizable successes, they all comment about lost job opportunities and negative reactions from co-stars, collaborators and money-men.
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Vincent Gallo is a repub? That's truly weird...I could definitely see him as an Indie Libertarian....
Shhhhh...don't tell the social conservatives in case they've not heard of the Brown Bunny.
I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification!
who can forget Patricia heaton
You can add LeeAnn Tweeden to that list
Since you guys mentioned them, should you do the picture duties, or should I maintain the honor?
Master animator Ray Harryhausen!
>Striesand as eye candy.<
I don't think Ron Silver would call himself a republican, but he is an actor of great integrity, and a huge supporter of the WOT.
A good point. Guess he still has a ways to go yet. At least he's 50% of the way there.
Never a big fan of Doherty, but those pictures have changed my opinion dramatically.
Dennis Hopper says he was a conservative way back...even during the 60's and was always a big Reagan fan.
I miss her on "Scare Tactics." Now that was HER kind of show!
it seems very likely that many of the young republican actors are "south park" republicans. politically conservative, support the war against islamic barbarity, but...
which is fine by me.
Yeah, me too. Pro-capitalism, for sure.
Kind of hoping post #22 would cheer you up a little.
Hmmmm ... maybe he's a better actor than I thought, he sure seemed to enjoy spooofing Rumsfeld. Hard to believe the guy from "easy rider" would be anything but a die-hard libbie.. I'm glad he is conservative because I always liked him
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