Are you Sorkin kidding us… April 2, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men, and you’re also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on?” the creator of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip asked the audience, apparently rhetorically. He then went on to claim ignorance of Hollywood’s diversity problem, and it seems the word “meritocracy” was used, since moderator Elvis Mitchell suggested he’d confused the word with “meretricious.” “You’re saying that if you’re a woman or person of color, you have to hit it out of the park in order to have another chance?” Sorkin later added.
Loved the West Wing, despite it’s cloying smugness, though the News Room had genuine promise. But key to both of those was the delusion, at least as I see it, that liberalism is unquestionable and unquestionably well intentioned and that there is a sort of centre-ground (in the US) which is rational, reasonable and…well, yes, again… well-intentioned. And it’s not difficult to see how that sort of a mind set could inflect his understanding of the world around him.