Today, I was telling a friendly acquaintance that I was thinking about going to grad school in film, and getting into movies as a career.
Her first response? She asked, “Oh, have you heard about that Polanski thing?”
I said, “Yes. I think convicted criminals are supposed to get sentenced.”
She was relieved.
Polanski and his supporters are tainting the entire film industry with their approval of a convicted child rapist, to the extent that it’s almost embarrassing for me to admit that I want to join that industry, because people will assume that I agree. I have to reassure people that I don’t think good movies are some kind of get-out-of-justice-free card.
What the hell, people. What the hell.