I was going to review a movie this week. Unfortunately, I've been seeing a troubling mindset within people on the whole lately. I just want to confirm, you guys know that movies are not reality, right? Like they take a lot of people to make them happen. There's a guy to write them, a person to cast the actors, a person to direct the actors to say the lines. I mean, you guys know this, right? Because I'm starting to become concerned with the number of people who don't get this.
Look, I know that I've clowned around in the past and said "Jet Li defeated Donnie Yen in Once Upon a Time in China 2, therefore he would win in real life." I've stopped making those types of jokes recently because of people who literally cannot tell the difference. I may have mentioned this before, but I dealt with an actor who thought I was going to kill them and wanted to make sure that they could have everything in place before their death.
I am not kidding.
I ultimately had to change the scene from what I wanted to do because this person was convinced they were going to die in real life. I do not make snuff films.
Lately, I've been seeing people trying to cancel actors for things they said in movies. "I can't believe Edward Norton was so racist in American History X. He even said the N word!" This is why I keep saying that we live in clown world. I seriously don't understand this unhinged mentality. That's why I'm legitimately asking, you guys are aware that movies aren't real, right?
I know that I advertised Silver Stars on Red Velvet as a film so offensive that 23 actors refused to be a part of it, but that's not a joke. I had people angry with me because of the script. They said the character Michael Lakota Dillon played was extremely misogynistic and they could not be in a movie with him. Yes, the porn director was misogynistic.
I'm concerned with people who can't tell the difference. It's a big reason why I've been stepping away from making movies. I don't understand the world we live in any more.