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Old 05-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #111
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Well, the good news is we all still hate each other as much as we always have. We just use less offensive terms like hipster and 1%-ers and blue-staters to hide our biases.

I think the Twitter post that originally got Leslie Arfin in hot water (What really bothered me most about Precious was that there was no representation of ME) was a perfect rebuttal to her critics and a spot-on observation of the problem at hand here. It has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with the narcissism and entitlement of the internet generation.
Really? Only a handful of films/TV come out each year that cater to minority audiences. It's kind of like the person who thinks the existence of a channel like BET is an example of 'reverse racism' while being totally oblivious as to how much Hollywood caters overwhelmingly to a White audience. Her tweet might sound clever on the surface, but if you scratch a little, not so much...

I don't think the casting of Girls is a case of evil, mustache-twirling racism. People might say all the right things about race, but every once in a while, their unconscious biases will pop up: I can only relate to people who look like me, or [this group of people] are all like this. The younger generation catches extra crap because they're supposed to be past all that.

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It’s not enough to passively watch the news or entertainment programming anymore. There has to be a 24 hour a day cycle of interactive opinionating about everything. Here’s WHAT I THINK about the news…… Here’s WHAT I THINK about this show or movie …… MY Twitter, MY Facebook, MY blog, MY comments, ME-ME-ME-ME-ME-ME…… all the time.

The subtext of which is all the same- Why won’t HBO buy MY pilot?..... Why won’t such –and-such movie studio buy MY comedy spec?..... Why are MY opinions and ideas not represented?....... Why are THESE people so lucky?... (oh, I know, because they’re white and their parents are Brian Williams and David Mamet! That must be it!)

It’s okay to feel discouraged and ignored, especially when you’re dealing with an industry that everyone wants to break in to, despite the fact that it’s nearly impossible.

But don’t try to hide your jealousy and lack of talent behind false accusations of racism.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #112
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lolwut? Do you really believe all, or even most of the criticism is coming from people who want to work in the industry?
If you’re asking me if I think that Lindey West, who wrote the blog piece linked here about ‘hipster racism’, who writes barely literate, mostly hate-filled ‘reviews’ of movies, and recently moved to LA to be closer to the industry, is secretly an aspiring screenwriter?

Yes.

Oh, and perusing her blog as I just was, I am repulsed by the things she writes under the guise of humor, which are far more offensive than anything on Girls. At one point she repeats an overheard joke that the Tea Party rallies look like “casual Friday at a KKK meeting” but see, that joke is OKAY because it’s attacking terrible white people, not like those mean hipsters and their irony.

The world is full of scumbags.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #113
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Really? Only a handful of films/TV come out each year that cater to minority audiences.
Every once in a while I'll read an article or see a news report along the lines of "Only 10% of films at this years Sundance Film Festival were written or directed by minorities, women, etc".

Which sounds terrible. Like the judges are biased or something.

But then I'll do a little more research and find out that only 8% of the submitted films were made by those same groups, so, to me, it's basically a case of entitled people wanting things handed to them, or get attention by creating controversy instead of content.



For the record, I couldn't tell you how many people of color were in the movie I saw last night, or in the bar afterwards or the subway ride home.

People who pay attention to stuff like that seem racist to me.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #114
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Back on subject: "Girls" got renewed, along with lead-in "Veep". http://www.imdb.com/news/ni27278140/
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #115
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Back on subject: "Girls" got renewed, along with lead-in "Veep". http://www.imdb.com/news/ni27278140/
I don't think anybody is surprised, Veep looked like a rare "wide net" hit ten minutes into the premiere. The writing has been outstanding.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #116
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If you’re asking me if I think that Lindey West, who wrote the blog piece linked here about ‘hipster racism’, who writes barely literate, mostly hate-filled ‘reviews’ of movies, and recently moved to LA to be closer to the industry, is secretly an aspiring screenwriter?

Yes.

Oh, and perusing her blog as I just was, I am repulsed by the things she writes under the guise of humor, which are far more offensive than anything on Girls. At one point she repeats an overheard joke that the Tea Party rallies look like “casual Friday at a KKK meeting” but see, that joke is OKAY because it’s attacking terrible white people, not like those mean hipsters and their irony.

The world is full of scumbags.

Don't remind me, kintnerboy. My other dream job was to be a hitman.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #117
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just saw the third ep. its still really great.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #118
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At one point she repeats an overheard joke that the Tea Party rallies look like “casual Friday at a KKK meeting”
Liberal ignorance must be bliss.

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And I guess no, the nudity on Girls doesn't rival Game of Thrones

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #119
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Liberal ignorance must be bliss.

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And I guess no, the nudity on Girls doesn't rival Game of Thrones

Would have to agree. Game of Thrones knows how to integrate nudity, Girls stab at it looks like a 60's era home movie.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #120
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this show is brilliant. she's the real deal.
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