Bad News, Georgia

The state economy of Georgia is in dire straits:  Alyssa Milano, actress turned activist, has promised to never work in Georgia because of the results of the governor’s race (finally) won by Republican Brian Kemp defeating Democrat Stacy Abrams.

According to Milano, there are 20 productions scheduled or on-going in Georgia.   But the last-billed star of “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” won’t be working in Georgia any more.

Yeah, right.

I’ve been waiting for 2 years now for the dozen or more actors, actresses, entertainers, and Hollywood-types who promised to leave if Trump was elected in 2016 to do just that.  But the only one I heard who actually left the country– and I’m not really sure if she did it for that reason — is Gwyneth Paltrow.  I believe she moved to London—or somewhere–but apparently has kept a residence in the United States.  Whatever.

Other actors called for the boycott of Georgia:

Frank Rich, an executive producer on HBO’s “Veep” and “Succession” reacted to Kemp’s impending victory by writing on social media, “If Kemp wins in Georgia, Hollywood should put its money where its mouth is and pull all production out of the state.”

Actors Ron Perlman and Bradley Whitford (and others) echoed Rich’s sentiment.

I wonder what they would think about a boycott of Hollywood?  Money talks, and the lack of money talks louder.   If they want to talk boycott, we’ll boycott them:  Stop buying movie tickets; stop buying Broadway tickets; stop buying DVDs of their movies and shows.  And tell sponsors if they want to promote trash, we won’t buy their products.

Actually none of these people have been in any movie that I just can’t wait to see; indeed, Hollywood still has not a clue about what kind of movies the public wants to see.  For many of us (most of us?) it’s not movies filled with sex, violence, and f-bombs in every sentence.  Some movies would be pretty good if they’d remove all of those, but producers seem to think those things are necessary to make a “good” movie.

They couldn’t be more wrong.