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I love movies. I love the Oscars.

No, wait. I hate the Oscars.

Let me explain.

I love the Oscars because I love movies. I love the art of film making. I love the art of acting. I watch movies the way I read books--with a critical eye. And, as many of you know, I'm an incorrigible Hollywood gossip whore.

What I hate about the Oscars is all the political bullshit. Though it's always been there, it's gotten worse over the years. Just once I would like to enjoy three hours of honoring the best and the most talented members of the film industry without some idiot using it as political arena. Seriously, is that too much to ask for? Can you people NOT just shut up about whatever conservative political figure is pissing you off right now? Do you honestly think anyone in the audience, in spite of their hardy-har-hars, gives a rat's ass about your opinion?

Oh wait. They do. Because they're all just like YOU.

Can we not just have ONE NIGHT of pure fun? Entertainment? Appreciation? Gratitude? without insulting the very people who put you on that stage? Not, of course, that any of this is new. It's been going on for decades. I've been watching the Oscars since I was a kid. When Marlon Brando refused the Academy Award for THE GODFATHER to protest the treatment of Native Americans, I remember thinking Man, this guy is an MORON!!!!--and I was in high school then. Congrats, Marlon, you classless, narcissistic putz. You really made a difference.

I use to throw Oscar parties. Now, no one I know even wants to watch the show. Oddly enough, I still do. But I watch it because I LOVE MOVIES. I watch it for the film clips. I watch it for the glamor. I watch it especially when there is an emcee that I like, meaning one who isn't crude and obnoxious and full of himself. I watch it to see the actors, writers, musicians, film makers, etc., I admire the most, just to get a glimpse of them as people, not as "actors" or people behind the scenes. Their opinions on politics means about as much to me as the mildew growing on my bathroom tiles. Less, actually.

So...on Sunday night I will reporting LIVE from the Academy Awards! I'm ready to go. Here is my dress:

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(no handbag necesssary--or possible--as you can see)

And my shoes:

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And here is my hunky date--I met him on the Internet:

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(He's a French model)

See you all there!


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Feb. 23rd, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
I love movies too. But I don't do award shows. I don't do them so thoroughly, I didn't even know they were political, lol.

Stories. That's what I care about. Big screen, little screen, paper, or e-ink. Stories. Bring them on.
Feb. 23rd, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
"Stories. That's what I care about. Big screen, little screen, paper, or e-ink. Stories. Bring them on."

Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
LOL @ "He's a french model" - I see what you did there. ;)

I'm with you on this one completely. I love movies, not only for the entertainment, but every aspect that goes into making films. Before I started writing novels, I wrote movie scripts so it's always been a huge love of mine. And I used to enjoy the award shows because I love seeing people rewarded for their effort (no matter what it is). But I've completely stopped watching in the past few years for the exact reason you've pointed out. In fact, I've had a hard time continuing to like some actors at all because of their asinine comments on politics.

What makes their opinion so important on the topic anyway? When it comes to political preferences their opinion is no better or more important than mine. They're not at these award shows because of politics, so don't bring it to the party. It disappoints me greatly how openly cruel Hollywood has gotten where politics is concerned (and for both parties). I hate the way they act entitled to be an ass about their political view. Having an opinion on something doesn't give you the right to be a prick.

Sigh. Let me stop. Obviously, I can get very roused up by this. And this is exactly why I stopped watching. Now I can watch movies, blissfully unaware of how much of an ass some of these people really are in real life. I prefer it that way.
Feb. 24th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
"Now I can watch movies, blissfully unaware of how much of an ass some of these people really are in real life."

This is exactly true. Because now there are some performers I will not pay to see simply because I can't separate there art from their real-life ASS-ness. :) It's better not to know.
Feb. 24th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
*their art, lol.
Feb. 24th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I never watch award shows, since they always tend to bore me. Never knew the Oscars were so political like this. Makes me even more glad I don't make an attempt to watch it!
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