Years ago there was American Pie the movie. At the time, it was funny but over the years and sequels later it almost leaves one bewildered.
I know that we are bombarded everywhere we turn with sex, beauty, crass, greed, murder, corruption, envy..pick a stumbling block. Hollywood wants it that way because we’ve all heard that, “sex sells”.
So does the tried and true but slightly boring. Such as; a happily married couple who have made it fifty wonderful years, a child given a bad situation but turning it into something successful, a veteran losing limbs or other damage….in other words, real life to real people.
The people who get up early and stay up late to provide for their children. The business owner which hasn’t seen his or her family and just trying to launch. The son who becomes a father and plays baseball with his son and teaches him how-to catch.
That kind of original, that kind of real should always sell. And not to make a buck, but it ought to be what we demand morally from a hollywood aborting our morals in trade for ratings and dollar bills. Case in point, kurt cobains picture of a baby diving after a dollar.
Is this what we have become? Should we be this?