Paramount Network's remake of the cult 1988 black comedy has been rendered tasteless by a string of mass shootings over the past eight months
Which movies from your youth would be impossible to make today due to political correctness?
Interesting that he asks for reader responses here, but the website provides no way to actively respond.
My friend (and brilliant writer) Kevin Smokler will be appearing tonight and tomorrow here in Los Angeles as part of the tour for his new book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies published by Rare Bird Books, based right here, downtown, around the corner from the Last Book Store.
Event #1 Echo Park, Wednesday November 16th, 8pm
Special guest Daniel Waters, screenwriter of Heathers
Kevin will be appearing at Stories Books & Cafe with special guest Daniel Waters. 80s trivia, games and fruit roll ups included.
(1716 W. Sunset just east of Glendale Blvd in Echo Park)
Event #2 Culver City, Thursday, November 17th, 7:30-9:30 pm
Kevin will be part of an event called “Romantic Comedy” at The Ripped Bodice Bookstore at 3806 Main Street (Corner of Main and Venice Blvd) in downtown Culver City. “Romantic Comedy” is great comedians riffing on romance novels. He’s on the bill with Laurie Kilmartin, who is a writer for Conan O’Brien.
Here’s how they lay it out…
Funny people. Sexy books. Free wine.
This month we’re grateful for 80s movies, instagram superstars, and the return of one of our all-time faves, Laurie Kilmartin!
All at the best venue imaginable: the Ripped Bodice, America’s first romance-only bookstore, in Culver City.
Festivities begin when seating opens at 7:30. Come early, drink up, and get 10% off everything in the store. Comedy starts at 8pm, but come early to reserve your spot!!!
This month’s guests:
+ Kevin Smokler, author of Brat Pack America
Hosted by Erin Judge and Jenny Chalikian.
The Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852329114986550/
I hope to see you at one (or both) of these.