Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood (2004)
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This was one of those documentaries that was bearable, but still seemed somewhat neutered. I will give props to filmmaker Jesse Moss for at least laying some of his bias aside in search of Republicans in Hollywood for actual documentary material, rather than to promote an agenda. The difference here is that just because someone in Hollywood is Republican, that doesn't mean that they espouse true conservative ideals. For instance, the whole feature is focused heavily on the campaign of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is a Republican, but not a true conservative. Still, there are plenty of conservative ideals focused on with the likes of Patricia Heaton, Ben Stein, and Drew Carey. It's not the greatest documentary out there, nor the best one to promote conservative principles, but at least it's fairly unbiased.
This made-for-cable documentary professes to depict the struggle of the conversative minority in Hollywood, and how being conservative supposedly makes it harder for actors and directors to find work. Most of the film centers on Arnie's run for governor, and the hope his victory brings to many idealistic young right-wingers. This movie is just as polemic and biased as "Fahrenheit 9/11" (a film much more in tune with my political leanings), but I thought it would be fun to hear from the other side. I do not think the documentary makes its case well. Amazingly enough, the director (a self-described independent) comes to the same conclusion at the end of the film, announcing that his next project will be directing a TV commercial for a democratic candidate for office. Interesting, but only just.
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