Ever since Not North Korea hacked into Sony Pictures emails, we’ve learned more about Hollywood than the entire history of tell-all books and scathing magazines articles and memoirs. Turns out, Hollywood is a petty place with petty people piling cash into Obama fundraisers so they can stand with Gwyneth Paltrow and gush and pretend they don’t check the silverware after any black persons spends the night. In his article in the Hollywood Reporter on race in the industry, Chris Rock alluded to the type of less blatant racism that pervades the upper echelons of the movie business. I think he meant shit like this leaked email exchange between Sony Chief Amy Pascal and mega-producer Scott Rudin:
Pascal asked Rudin for advice before going to an Obama fundraiser hosted by DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg, particularly what she should ask the President “at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast.”
“Would he like to finance some movies,” responded Rudin.
“I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” said Pascal, with Rudin replying “12 YEARS.”
“Or the butler. Or think like a man?” continued Pascal, who is a major donor for the Democratic party and President Obama.
“Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” said Rudin.
Oh, but we are hilarious. How our private bigotry amuses us so.
The real obstacle to equality is the connected pumpkinheads in New York and Los Angeles who herald the progressive agenda while being elitists with a ACLU supporting cover story and a photo of themselves lunching with Michelle on the mantle. At least Alec Baldwin had the cajones and BAC to yell ‘cocksucking faggot’ at a photographer right out in public. A pox on all your Malibu houses. Hug a black dude today and tell him you’re sorry. It’s the least you can do.
Photo credit: Still from Hollywood Shuffle