So the little Pampered Princesses known as actors are about to go on strike. I am running out of patience and running out of sympathy.
Here is why.
1. It's a work-for-hire world. Period. Life is not fair. It's the entertainment industry.
2. It's an optional industry. Unlike medicine, firefighting and police work, nobody has to go to a movie and watch it. It's the fucking entertainment industry. It's not life-or-death and it's not fair.
Does anybody else who contribute to projects get a piece of it? Say, in medicine? Unless you're a patent holder, no. Does every engineer who contributes to a new car get to demand a percentage of every vehicle put out?
Do all the front line people who put those cars together get a piece of it? No.
I know from my husband working in the film industry himself that he doesn't get a percentage of every movie that is put out, yet he contributes to it's production. He works just as hard. Where's his percentage?
The actors are hired guns just as much as the production techs are. It's not their ideas being brought to light. So it's veeerrryyy hard to argue that they have a right to the percentage of the DVD sales that the ideas people do.
Yet, the movies would not be brought to light without the contributions of every lighting guy, every sound procurer, every special effects technician, every "honey wagon" tech. Where are their percentages?
Do you see what a fucking can of worms this is that the writer's strike has opened up?! It was ill-conceived and badly executed and that is not where it's going to end.
It's the competition, you stupid fucking Paris Hiltons, Gwen Paltrows and who ever fuck the flavour of the moments are.
It's the 3 billion people in India, China, Japan, England, Australia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Pakistan, and yes, Canada who are producing movies of their own. Do they possibly think that Kung Fu Hustle is going to be the only runaway hit to come out of China?? They're just getting started. India is enjoying their own booming movie industry. Do those little Princesses who can't act their way out of a paper bag need the American film industry?
At the rate they're going, it will soon be too much trouble to bother importing movies from the States.
Bye, bye international film rights. It will slam in their faces with a fuck you soon enough.
I'll say it again: It's OPTIONAL!!!!! It's not rocket science! It's not life-or-death!!
It's the millions of YouTube videos who are providing just as much entertainment, albeit in 5 minute increments, that most movies are. It's where the original ideas are coming from. Watch 15 YouTube videos and you've watched the average movie span. For free.
So go on strike at your peril, you little corrupt, spoiled, drug abusing, overpaid-for-what-you-do, often-breathtakingly-untalented asshat fucktarded off-the-street, dysfunctional, myopic, little hired help who just happens to perform in front of the camera and not behind it
Get someone else to subsidize your Mansions.
Do you think that after Meet The Spartans I am in any mood to accommodate you?
Sit on your one eyed horse and watch the competition overtake you. Oh, wait. That one-eyed horse is your face.