Friday night, Bill Maher welcomed an unexpected guest At present: PJ Novak Desk Writer/co-star, bestselling author, and filmmaker.
Novak visited HBO to promote his directorial debut Revenge, is an independent spin-off about an opportunistic New York City journalist/podcaster who ventures to the red state of Texas to investigate the death of a former flame. So, of course, Maher tried to involve Novak on a number of hot cultural issues regarding the political division in this country.
Maher started things off by asking Novak about “cognitive dissonance, I don’t agree with you politically, but I like you personally… How can we do this nationally collectively?”
“In my opinion, it’s more about emotions than argument,” Novak explained calmly, “and I think it’s more about preventing ourselves from picking up on try everything we disagree on.” “Twitter is a drug for that, and when we’re apart behind screens, we pick scabies, we bite the scourge of things we disagree on. And I think if we all tried to do it less, and focus on things like comedy, or sports, or art, or whatever. Else, or sit down to dinner, I think that’s a start.”
The audience applauded Novak, making Mahir a smirk.
Next, Maher immersed himself in the so-called “cancellation culture”, which in this case included the idea that members of the happy Twitter audience somehow censor Hollywood products and not the other way around.
She showed Maher: “We’ve talked a lot lately about this show – we’ll talk about it tonight – Freedom in the Arts”, before continuing: “You know, I wrote some episodes… the desk which they are not showing now. I see Jamie Foxx’s new movie being delayed – I think he made it a few years ago, but they’ll never show it. They make fewer comedies. I mean, I’ve found a way to make a comedy about something, but I’m sure you have to be very careful about a lot of different things. They make less because it’s not worth trying. Where are you in it? ”
Novak was not convinced by Maher’s theory. “I think there is a difference between janitors and the public — and I think you see this firsthand as standing up. I think the audiences are very bad at everything,” he said. “They are very smart people, and they can be trusted more than the gatekeepers sometimes worry about. The Gatekeepers are concerned about gossip in their own domains, but I think the fans can be trusted to be very smart.”
Maher replied, “But the matter is not in the hands of the public.”
Novak replied, “That’s what I’m saying.” “I’m saying, I don’t think the problem is that the masses are too sensitive. I think the problem is that people are worried about that else People are very sensitive.”
Maher was silent.
The Desk The argument Maher mentioned might use a bit of context. He was referring to an episode of the deskDiversity Day Comedy Central decided to delete it From Desk Marathon on its network. The episode is still available on streaming and purchase services, so this was clearly a decision made by the gatekeepers and not the audience, Novak claimed.
As for the first time directed by Jamie Foxx All-Star Weekend, whose actor claimed it was delayed indefinitely due to sensitivities to Robert Downey Jr. who plays a Mexican in the movie, well, the movie was shot all the way back in 2016, and it appears that Fox is playing a racist white cop and Downey Jr. as a Mexican. The film was originally scheduled for release in February 2018, NBA All-Star weekend time, but was not completed in time. Its release date was pushed a year later into the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, but it was resident Not completed in time. All-Star WeekendIts release was later pushed back to late 2019, and then to 2021, but it now appears to be on the ice. We don’t know if this has to do with the quality of the movie or other factors, but rest assured, it’s the studio’s decision.
Important information Maher failed to mention properly All-Star Weekend is that in addition to the obvious post-production issues, Jeremy Piven has the second bill in the movie. In late 2017 to early 2018, Eight women have accused Bevin of sexual misconduct.