Hollywood is notorious for celebrities toeing the party line.
Few people are willing to go against the grain and call out the industry.
But one actor just trashed the movie business with three words.
Hollywood has become a deeply risk-averse business.
Studios are largely only willing to make big bets on sequels, prequels, comic book adaptations, and other intellectual property they control.
The result has been cookie-cutter assembly line movies that all look and feel the same.
That’s why veteran actor Stephen Dorff called Hollywood “one big clusterf*ck.”
In a free-wheeling interview with the UK Independent, Dorff ripped big-budget franchise movies and said he would never want to be in them.
“This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen…My business is becoming a big game show. You have actors that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. You have filmmakers that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. We’re all in these little boxes on these streamers. TV, film – it’s all one big clusterf*k of content now.”
Dorff, who recently co-starred in the third season of the acclaimed HBO series True Detective, has largely eschewed big, splashy roles in exchange for grittier and more artistically challenging roles.
Dorff next took a shot at the unending series of Marvel films:
“I still hunt out the good sh*t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow…It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett! I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t.”
Dorff’s scathing comment almost assures he will not be in one of those movies.
As for Scarlett Johansson, the “woke” culture overtaking Hollywood forced her to drop out of a role as transgender man.
The rabid transgender activists cudgeled her into backing out of the project because she’s not actually trans in real life.
So even when actors want to try challenging roles, they could get smacked down by the woke police because of their identity.
While Hollywood is in the throes of woke madness, they’re doing a poor job of reconciling with the sexual misconduct that runs rampant within the industry.
For the sake of Dorff and the future of movies, hopefully there’s still space for interesting movies that don’t adhere to the boilerplate progressive narrative.
Political correctness is death to the arts, and Hollywood is currently experiencing that.
There are only so many ways to tell the same left-wing stories over and over again.
But political messages in movies, particularly in the era of Donald Trump, have become standard operating procedure.
Ironically, Dorff was in a Marvel adaptation in the 1990s; he starred as the lead villain in the film Blade.
Since then, Marvel has been acquired by Disney, and a movie like Blade would not be made under its sanitized banner.