Last night’s Golden Globes awards was certainly one for the history books. Instead of being the par for the course Hollywood awards ceremony, it had a different feel. Frankly, it’s about dam time.
With most in attendance wearing black and the #metoo and #timesup movements prominently featured, it was a moment of reckoning. Things are going to change. Not just in Hollywood, but in our world. It doesn’t matter if you sit at a desk all crunching numbers, if you work the front counter of a fast food joint or if you’re an A list actress. We deserve to be treated as equal human beings with the rights, privileges and opportunities as our male counterparts. We deserve everything a man gets and should be treated as nothing less than equal. And if we have to fight for it, so be it. As the late, great Shirley Chisholm once said:
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
I’m going to end this post with Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance the Cecil B. de Mille award because, well she is Oprah and I wouldn’t mind voting for her come 2020.
Randy Rainbow released his new video today, BUTTONS! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody.
I was definitely laughing (as I do with every Randy Rainbow video), but with this video I was laughing through my fears.
You know who’s most recent tweet about his button sounded more like a ten-year old playing a game top this rather than a 70-year-old man who happens to be The President of The United States. And, the fact that he is playing the game opposite Kim Jong-un, who could start a nuclear World War III is not a laughing matter.
I don’t know what kind of daddy issues or low self-esteem issues you know who has, but we need a President who acts like an adult and a leader. Not a 70-year-old with the temperament and the maturity of a ten-year old.
Norman Lear is one of the godfathers of modern television. One of the geniuses behind All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, etc, his shows forever altered the way the television landscape.
In 2014, Lear published his autobiography, Even This I Get to Experience. The narrative is the standard womb to tomb autobiography. Starting with his parents, the reader learns about his early life and then goes through to his adulthood, his marriages and his children and his iconic career as a comedy writer and a show runner.
Yes, the narrative for the book is pretty standard for an autobiography. While some parts of the book are a little slow, overall, it’s a good read. As both a fan and a writer, it’s always fascinating to learn how one’s experiences and the people they meet along the way can either consciously or subconsciously be found in the writer’s work.
Do I recommend it? Yes.