Robert Avrech Responds

by | in Letters

I am a screenwriter and producer who has worked in Hollywood for my entire professional life. I know all the players in town, and even those who are the targets of my critique, privately (and proudly) allow that my article is accurate. My agent chuckled when he read my article and joked that, “You will never work in this town again because no one likes a whistle-blower.”

My agent was kidding, but not really.

Marriage equality? Why not make it legal (and fashionable) for three people to get married? In short, polygamy (which actually has a long history in human society). And then we should legalize incest. So where does the letter writer draw the line? Is there a red line?

The premise of my article is that Hollywood is the most powerful propaganda machine the world has ever known. And most people are not immune to it.

Finally, I write and produce movies because I love movies, because it is the only thing I know how to do, because I do it really well. Because I meet and work with some of the most talented people on the face of the Earth, because my films are at odds with the politically correct trends, because my films make an impression on millions of people and because I make a nice parnassah doing what I love.

This article was featured in Jewish Action Spring 2014.

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