posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 09:58 AM
a reply to: ColeYounger
I grew up in hollywood. Both sides of family worked in the industry in varying levels.
I can say you are correct for the most part about your view on hollywood.
Hypocrites. Self serving. Narcissistic. Fake. Coddled. Entitled. Delusional. Pathological wouod all be words that equally describe
hollywood. From the lowest PAs and assistants to the producers and everyone in between. Obviously there are exceptions to the rules but those
words accurately describe about 85 percent of them.
When asked by my perplexed extended family in that industry why i vehemently dont want anything to do with hollywood i reply (and of course it goes
over their heads) 'i choose not to participate in the Bread and Circus, its an opiate for the masses' besides i have standards and i chose not to
associate with self absorbed koolaid drinking unethical (generally) scum. Even if its wrapped in a shiny package.
Its hard to be around people who act like pariahs because they only got paid 450 dollars for 12 hours of work. Even though they were standing around
80 percent of the time doing nothing complaining theyre bored while being largely superfluous. Being pampered and coddled eating 35 bucks worth of
gourmet food each for breakfast alone. Then getting the same for lunch. And dinner. Then standing around having one sided conversations about
themselves and some 'amazing' project they just worked on while your thinking who gives a S.
The producers are generally snakes. The poor production managers have to abide by nepotinistic 'must hires' to appease some scummy producer.
The only cool ones seem to be the guys in the art department. The rest all seem self aggrandizing twits.
As a guy who used to do PR for actors i can honestly say for me its hard to respect professional posers and well paid wannabes. Their pathology is
Hollywood is rotten to the core to its very foundations. Same goes with nearly every aspect of the music business. Also an industry i worked fairly
deep in and still have family work in the upper levels of.
I just find the entire industry intellectually baren and waste of ones time and soul.