I’m a big fanboy. So much so, that I am the kind of person that could be accused of being an apologist. It could be a type of Obsessive, Compulsive or such, I don’t know.
Take something like Star Wars, for example, I’d rather have bad Star Wars than a lot of other good stuff. But, it seems some people just insist on shitting on other things. This sucks, that sucks, they are just in it for the money, etc. It’s this kind of thought that got me thinking, maybe some pieces just aren’t meant for you.
Why does everything have to be for everyone?
People have drastically different tastes. What I love, may not be what you love. Does that make my tastes wrong, or are your tastes inferior to mine? Or is it just a matter of different strokes for different folks?
I think that this is the biggest problem facing many “creative” types out there, especially in the land of TV and Film. The marketing and other such executives are simply worried about how wide of a net they can cast. Quality doesn’t matter, artistic expression doesn’t matter, it’s simply down to butts in seats and eyeballs on the screen.
This is leading to the neutering of the horror and action genres, everything is PG-13 now. Nobody wants to take chances on something edgy, because somebody somewhere might get offended. “Wont someone think of the children!?”
Frankly, my response is “Who gives a fuck if they are offended? This isn’t for them. They shouldn’t be there, they are not the intended audience.”
I think I may have found the reason why my career in Hollywood hasn’t yet taken off. Haha.
Do I have a point to all this? Not really, this is just a thought that has been rolling around in my head and I felt the need to vent it on here.