Jenn and Aaron are joined by guest Faith Liu, a Hollywood Screenwriter, to discuss the ever-popular issue of whether or not America’s entertainment industry is as politically biased as many seem to perceive it. Faith and Jenn pressure Aaron into watching The West Wing. Faith talks about how there is more conservatism in Hollywood than might be otherwise assumed. Aaron and Jenn ask Faith about a number of political issues in Hollywood, including the issues of minority representation, whitewashing, the entire verkakte nature of award shows and the critic/audience divide. Finally, Faith explains why she doesn’t think there will ever be such a thing as a “conservative movie.” Also discussed are Jenn’s proud Latina status, the way that Hollywood’s lack of diversity reflects the segregated nature of the city of Los Angeles, infamous good/bad movie “The Room,” and Ancient Egyptian mummies.
Adam Ruins Everything on how money wins awards, not talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhfxo8xPNGU
A Guide to the Ghost in the Shell Controversy: http://time.com/4714367/ghost-in-the-shell-controversy-scarlett-johansson/
Doug Walker, aka “Nostalgia Critic,” on whitewashing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUdQpuVRtw