you may never make it in hollywood if you’re poor with no connections

so we want to be actors,
models,
pop stars,
or even content creators but you have no connections.
i.e: we are middle class or poor.
we look up to those before us that we admire.
as we listen to their struggles before they made it,
it helps boost us to keep trying when we have nothing left.

We spend our days fighting for support,
respect,
or a chance to sit at the table.

there we go,
looking at those we admire until we realize something

Almost all of the people that we admire in Hollywood came from nepotism.

how many public figures do we know that are “put on by default“?
like,
we hear of someone who struggled to “make it” but we find out

Their mother is a lawyer and their father is a director.

so,
what struggle did they experience?
how can we feel positive about “making it” when our heroes didn’t make it?
many of them had backup plans and didn’t starve.
they all have deep connections to get them to the next level.
the next question is:

How do we make it after hearing this information?

they tell us to “work hard“,
don’t sleep“,
and “stay on the grind” but is that true?
does that work for the middle class and poor?

Some people have been grinding for years and can’t even get a lead role.

Some people release music and don’t get any kind of support.

Some people are on their last coin paying for their dreams to come through.

they tell you network but most who are “connected” are jaded or nasty.
you beg for their help and they look at you like you’re stupid.
is this why many end up on the casting couch for their shot?
they got 70 other people blowing them up to get put on besides you.
do you know who they’ll help tho?

A director’s daughter,
who decided that one day in spring,
she wanted to be an actress.

so…

Are we wasting our time pursuing our dreams in Hollywood if we aren’t products of nepotism or already have deep connections?

…and how much harder is it to be black,
gay,
and talented with a dream?

lowkey: the burst of inspo for this entry…

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

4 thoughts on “you may never make it in hollywood if you’re poor with no connections”

  1. Are we wasting our time pursuing our dreams in Hollywood if we aren’t products of nepotism or already have deep connections?

    Absolutely not! Yes, there are a lot of people who only got put on because of who they know or who they are related to, but there are more people who have become famous without nepotism and their connections.

    Even when you do become famous because of who they know, that doesn’t guarantee success. Let’s not act like all it takes is a famous last name. Both of Angelina Jolie’s parents are famous, but majority of people don’t know that, let alone who they are. That may have gotten her in the room when she was younger, but that’s not the reason she’s as big as she is now.

    1. Angelina jolie’s dad is an Oscar winner and was still relevant and working when she got started, plus she was beautiful. Her connections definitely got her in the door. Her talent allowed her to make the most of her opportunities.

  2. When the lady from Full House paid people to take her daughter’s SAT and photoshopped her onto activities, I truly gave up if I’m honest.

    And then they make you feel bad about getting a scholarship smh!

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