i see a comment that makes me stop what i’m doing.
this time it was from tajan in:
everyone left great comments,
but this one was on point when it comes to the industry and everyone wanting to be stars…
Its a combination of many factors how we have arrived at the sad state of entertainment today.
First, of course is the internet and relatively easy way that nobodies can become somebodies. These people are relatively attractive both male and females and then they get on social media and get a few fans and then viola’ they have deluded themselves that they are stars. Most black men have to look and be the same size as Wendell Lissimore and Rob Evans to even get their foot through the door of a real modeling agency and the work for black models is scarce to none for the few who do get through the door. Same as for females, you have to be born with those genetics, you cant work out and diet down to them. I know its raggedy out here when you have models who can probably make it big taking their clothes off and doing solo video’s and more ala’ R.L. Bond, I have seen several fitness models in legitimate mags like Men’s Health who do work on the side as nude models or have solo videos, and even Marcus Patrick who was on a Soap Opera, Movies, and commercials stripped down for Playgirl so I know that clearly modeling is not paying the bills but for a scant few. Its like in the entertainment industry, the mantra should be get ready to do something strange for a piece of change.
Next, you have reality TV, that exploits uneducated, not very media savvy clowns into believing that they have real talent and people are going to love them for being over the top. From the looks of it, we will all have a reality show before its over, even in death now you can get your shine on, on reality TV.
Finally, the whole entertainment industry is so quick to make a buck and not nurture real talent any more by spending money on promotions, grooming classes etc. So now we have this quick fast food entertainment industry that prop people up on dancing and singing shows with a little talent, so other people with a little talent who are sitting at home thinks- hey this could be me, I can do that too, and family members dont help by not discouraging this foolishness. I always wonder what happen to all the people who tasted the limelight but didnt win on all these shows. I am sure going back to your normal life takes a psychological toll on these people that they can never get over. Who can even name the winners on any of these shows, much less remember the losers.
When you have good looks mixed with a modicum of talent, combined with low self-esteem, and the need to loved and recognized, you have a dangerous combination. For a lasting career, you are going to have real talent, a little luck, be ambitious beyond belief, work your ass off, and be very smart on the types of things you will and will not do.
…and there you have it.
- I Sing, I Dance, and I Can Make A Man Cum Under 5 Minutes so I’m Headed to Hollywood! (insidejamarifox.com)
- mental homework: (12) (insidejamarifox.com)