Happy 2018, everyone!
I hope you all are ready to take on the new year and relish in checking off some of the things on your daily, monthly, and annual to-do lists. I’m not going to lie, this is a pretty big year for me in that I should be finished with grad school by December and then it’s off to start my life and career by this time next year. So yeah, no big deal at all. With that said, I have a few personal goals that I want to meet. In terms of the blog, I tried listing them out last year and I severely did not meet them. I started school and all of my blogs just got pushed to the side. Also, I just wasn’t motivated to keep writing with all of the personal things happening to me and the sexual misconduct news from Hollywood and around the world in many other professional settings. It was just a lot. Some of my favorite shows were tainted like Mad Men and One Tree Hill as their creators were apart of the scandals. Also, one of my favorite films was produced by the Weinstein Company – SuiteSuite Française. I guess you can say I was heartbroken.
I’m still trying to come to a consensus if I can actually separate the art from the creator. Can I really admire a work of art knowing that the person(s) who created it have done despicable things? Do they leave a stain on the art and should I walk away from it forever? The answer is that I don’t know. I do know that I would hate to stop watching the series and films just because the creators are pieces of sh*t. What about how the films and series made me feel? What about the characters that moved and inspired me? Do I blame them? How about when one of the actors portraying the characters is also a piece of sh*t? Kevin Spacey for example? It’s hard and I’m struggling with it as I would like to someday be instrumental in the TV biz. I would hate for someone to misconstrue my support of a series as support of the people who are a part of the series and have committed sexual misconduct. Because that’s absolutely not the case.
In short, it’s been tough as a woman and lover of film and TV. The recent Golden Globes was inspiring to watch and seeing talents like Oprah stand up and lead the tide. I wish this year to be the stepping stone for women to rise up and take on the industry without any hindrance from men who would otherwise hold them back. Times up!
’til next time!