I always enjoy reading Splitsider the little read Comedy counterpart to The Awl but this lil nugget definitely deserves an “oh Snap!”
“- NBC has made a put pilot commitment to 50/50 writer Will Reiser and his comedian sister Robin Reiser for a single-cam sitcom entitled High Life. The show is about a newly sober young woman who tries to balance married life, motherhood, and her job. Is your nepotism-sense tingling? Ready for this? From Deadline: “The Reisers are executive producing with JJ Philbin, Jake Kasdan and Thruline’s Willie Mercer, with Melvin Mar producing. Most of the auspices on the project have strong Hollywood lineage. Will and Robin Reiser are cousins to comedian Paul Reiser, Philbin is the daughter of Regis Philbin, while Kasdan’s father is writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.” And what were we saying about Girls?”
It’s about time someone admitted that Lena’s not the only one with “famous” friends and family. famous by association is a valuable commodity in Hollywood. If it weren’t for nepotism we wouldn’t have had to seen the oh so awful acting displayed by Cody Horn in Magic Mike. So awful, so the studio exec’s daughter.
I spent some time watching ‘Girls’ tonight and I realised that some things at 20, are still the same at 30. What a fucking breakthrough. I have nothing in common with these people other than the crippling anxiety that still plagues me, the ‘not quite good enough’ feeling. I feel like I’m still a pretty good person though. Which brings me to another thought.
I’m starting to think that, honestly, we’re a bunch of assholes. In fact, asshole behaviour is not just encouraged, it is celebrated. Every time we reveal a little guilty secret about having slept with someone we shouldn’t have or that zinger we trot out at someone’s expense. we’re encouraged to think of ourselves first, sure, we do charitable things but because it makes us feel better and less of the asshole we are while we look down on others who aren’t as “giving” as we are. Guess what? that makes you an asshole. We’re living our lives like an Ayn Rand Utopian vision, all the while saying ‘at least I’m not as bad as that guy.’ But then again, maybe I’m just the asshole.