Wednesday, January 18, 2006

05 January
Listening to Movie Stars
“It’s so much bigger than all of us” said some actor off some film on , talking about this some film on the radio on my way home from work. The some film was called “Brokeback Mountain” and it’s about Gay Cowboys. Which is ground-breaking apparently, as there’s never been a film about Gay Cowboys before. But there’s probably never been a film about gay toothpaste factory operatives or gay goat murderers, but noones crying into their Cornflakes.
I shouldn’t really joke about it. I mean obviously Movie-stars are the most intelligent people in the known universe. Who else can make millions of dollars out of pretending to be angry.
In fact thank god this actor made that statement about the film, or my brain would have just been constantly running over the possibilities of exactly how big the film was. “I wonder if this film is smaller than me or bigger than me,” it would have been contemplating, ” or it might actually be bigger than a large amount of people, even all of the people in the world? In fact maybe it is of such a size it could be described as being sooooo much bigger than all of us?" I would never have known.
Movie Stars are here to guide us. Not all listen though. Last year, the silly and I would say irresponsible Brooke Shields was taking anti-depressants and receiving therapy because of her post-natal depression. How stupid was she? Did her doctor ask Tom Cruise if this was a good idea before he/she decided to prescribe this course of action? No obviously they didn’t, because Tom, who was speaking well within his area of competency quite rightly took his opportunity in an interview about the film 'War of the Worlds'( which was all most definitely also “bigger than all of us”) to discuss Brooke Shields condition, stating “I know that-- psychiatry is-- is a pseudo science.” and on anti-depressants “it masks the problem. That's what it does. That's all it does. // There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.”
There’s some arrogant fully trained Doctor running rough-shot over medical advice of Tom ‘Top-Gun’ Cruise.
I only hope Brooke heard Tom’s warning before it was too late, and that medical professionals in this country do a little less studying medicine and a little more listening to Movie Stars.

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