Skip to comments.Hollywood Conservatives Encouraged to Come Out of the Closet
Posted on 01/05/2009 1:48:38 PM PST by Scythian
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>>In the current political environment, if I were a Hollywood Conservative Id bury myself deeper, not come out.<<
Honestly, I will never mention that my favorite actor is conservative again.
I want him to work. He has a wife and two kids to support.
I only boycott/ignore those who are truly obnoxious when they talk politics. Like Julia Roberts saying at some event something about finding “Republican” in the dictionary between “reptile” and “repugnant.” Also, the fugly Maggie Gyllenhaal, who was desperate to sound smart and said some crap about how we somehow “deserved” 9/11. Sean Penn — no explanation necessary.
But if a performer is just a Dem and doesn’t trash the country (or even Repubs), then it doesn’t affect my viewing decisions.
You nailed it! On set, there are times when one needs to be VERY flexible and able to handle many things coming at you at once. The Libs all get upset and wonder when the next break is while the conservatives are....Hey let’s work together to solve this problem!....LOL!
Well said — I’m not going to worry about entertainers & performers I may disagree with, however strongly. Live and let live. It IS a free country. But if they publicly trash and spit upon my beliefs and/or my country, if they express contempt and disrespect for me and my family etc., then I will try very hard not to let them have any of my entertainment dollars.
I only wish that Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, the Dixie Sluts and all of their ilk could crash & burn so completely that this simple little lesson could be learned.
Hollywood Reds are brutal.
Anyone who stands up to be positive about his own politics should feel no shame in outing the Communists among them (Penn, Stone, Fonda and others). Even Marlon Brando carried a copy of Mao’s little red book.
Stepin Fetchit got work in Hollywood too. They were still prejudiced.
Spike Lee is a bigot. Support him if you want. Support Lord Haw Haw’s family too if you like. But they are still rotten people selling rotten messages.
From what I gather, yes there are people behind the scenes. But if you want to be a mover and shaker, with cover stories on the press magazines, headline chair on the tonight show, favorable reviews, and awards, you have to play ball with the PC crowd.
“Have you now or have you ever been a conservative?”
“Tell us the names of your conservative friends and associates.”
Andrew Breitbart has sat in for Sean Hannity a few times and does a low-key job of discussing the conservative underground in Hollywood. He talked one night about there being hundreds of well-known stars that are not only Republican, but conservative Republican. He also spent some time talking about the Jewish influence in Hollywood and that if the current crop of Democrats fail to provide nothing short than 100% support for Israel, the Hollywood power-brokers will likely separate themselves.
Most of the Hollywood conservatives I know could give a crap about awards, dinners and the like. They love their jobs and work for others who have similar value systems.
The people who are loud, obnoxious and full of themselves are NOT the ones who make Hollywood run....its those you do not hear about who have the money and power that make it run....and many of them are NOT Americans....and are NOT liberals.... ;)
In a perfect world, there would be some kind of way for conservatives to network, to find (and/or offer) jobs at conservative companies, with conservative bosses, for conservative workers...and even extend that to the acting profession...where being a conservative is a help to your career, not a hindrance.
I got along with the liberal professors where I worked because I worked my fanny off for them and didn’t complain about their lousy work habits. I did what I had to do to get the job done and they liked that. I always signed my e-mails, ‘love,’ and several commented on how nice it was to see that in an academic setting. There ARE ways to show them your conservatism and especially Christian conservatism without shouting it in their faces. And, of course, there was my Bush door...LOL.
I don’t like a lot of artists’ personal beliefs. Regardless of his personality, Lee’s ‘25 Hour’ is one of the best American films of the decade. Poignant and one of the first films to deal with the immediate post 9/11 mood.
Lee has done some great work (25th Hour, Crooklyn, Do The Right Thing) some mediocre work (Malcolm X, Clockers) and some G-D awful work (Girl Six, Miracle at Santa Anna). Count me in also as someone who like "Bamboozled," which showed white liberal showbiz types for the racial hypocrites they truly are.
She is also one of my Facebook buddies! ;-)
We live in an unjust world where the powers that be choose a horse face no talent hack like Julia Roberts over a beautiful and talented woman like Jennifer Connolly. Don’t get me started on the public’s fascination with the likes of Will Smith and (until recently) Tom Cruise.
Speaking of NYC films have you seen ‘The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3’? one of the best NY films ever and a perfect time capsule of the era.
A damn shame the other great NY Subway film from that era ("The Incident," featuring a very young Martin Sheen) is not out on DVD.
Check out "The Celluloid Skyline" by James Sanders, THE definitive book on NYC in the movies.