When Friends and Family Say, “You’d Make Such a Great Dad,” You Begin to Believe It
Ask an adult child to define their greatest fear. Among the most frequent answers is the decline and death of a parent.
Despite the theories generally taught in film school, the realities of the movie and television businesses are frequently something else entirely.
In disclosure, I love “The Purge” films. Each and every one. I deviate from the opinions of those who believe they are simply B-movie fodder for the wish-fulfillment set, and hold the opinion that the politics in these films are acutely well-informed and, unfortunately, not all that far from reality … which makes them, and the current USA Network television series spinoff (though I personally far prefer the films), all the more effective.
1970s-1980s. I used to attend New York “Star Trek” and comic conventions either by myself, or with a friend or relative. I dared not purchase a “Trek” uniform, as I saw how a classmate was mercilessly teased for wearing his to class and I was loathe to share his fate.