May 7, 2007, - 1:23 pm

The GOP’s Woody Allen: Triple Shame on “Republican” Bruce Willis

By Debbie Schlussel
I used to remark that the Democrats have Woody Allen Family Values. Unfortunately, I can no longer say that because the Republicans are now sullied with Bruce Willis Family Values.
Yes, the GOP (and some truly misguided conservatives) have embraced Bruce Willis because he openly proclaims he’s a Republican. And because they’re so desperate for star power, they’ll take whatever mangy mutt comes along. It’s not just his public making-out with girls who could be his granddaughters. And it’s not just his photos and discussion in the latest issue (June 2007) of Vanity Fair of the bizarre threesome vacations he takes with ex-wife Demi Moore and her toddler husband, Ashton Kutcher. For those who ask about polygamy for women, this is it.
It’s far too many other things. For starters, his new “Live Free or Die Hard” movie–the 4th installment of a movie series that long ago was dead (and should have stayed that way) has the same old post 9/11 Hollywood message on Islamic terrorists: There aren’t any.

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Bruce Willis: Die Hard, Woody Allen Style

Instead Timothy Olyphant plays “Greg,” the non-Muslim leader of the non-Muslim Internet-based terrorist organization which is systematically shutting down the United States. Willis produced the film, and–it goes without saying–he’s the star on which the Die Hard series depends. So, he could have insisted on a plot that actually resembles reality in which internet-based terrorists are what they are in real life: Muslims. But he didn’t care to do that. So we shouldn’t care about him or his movies.
And finally, there’s Willis’ lack of discretion in the way he talks and what he says. Here’s Willis’ comments on live national television during a New Jersey Nets broadcast on April 29th. First, the interviewer calls him “Bruce Wilson,” but then it degrades when he utters the MF-bomb.

As I’ve already written, Willis recently starred in the box office bomb “Perfect Stranger,” which includes attacks on the soldiers who die fighting the war in Iraq (remember that when the hypocritical Willis produces Michael Yon’s “Deuce Four” movie celebrating the soldiers fighting in Iraq) and attacks on conservative Republican officeholders as resembling scandalized former Congressman Mark Foley.
Sorry, but I’m just not enamored with the GOP’s street version of Woody Allen. Republicans need to stop their obsessive quest for celebs. And leave that to the professionals . . . the Democrats.

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6 Responses

I find most of all hollywood disgusting. I don’t find them entertaining anymore. It seems like messages are abound and often poorly written anyways.
I’ve been very disappointed in the past 7 or so years when going to a film that the plot was not realistic and had many holes and loose ends in the plot..yet those same films somehow got awarded for being crappy lol..joke.

Highrise on May 7, 2007 at 2:31 pm

The Republican party actually needs to distance themselves from Hollywood altogether! That would be appealing to true conservatives, which is what we need right now. BTW, Willis flips and flops like a flounder. I heard an expletive laced (obligatory in Hollywood) rant he made about a year ago vehemently denying he was a Republican. He’s just another self-absorbed, clueless piece of dung.

spiffo on May 7, 2007 at 2:43 pm

I don’t disagree with you. I’m certainly no prude but this anything goes mentality does nothing to lift us up as a country or a people and certainly is not good for our kids. Much of the entertainment today is vulgar and crass. It seems that modesty and shame no longer exist. I’m not suggesting we all become Puritans but we’ve gone so far the other way it almost makes Caligula look tame. Our social mores basically are “do what you want to do” and if you are in Hollywood or an “entertainer” it seems to apply more so.

AlturaCt on May 7, 2007 at 2:48 pm

instead of seizing any celebrity they can claim their own, conservatives need to jettison any attachment to hollywood or celebrities

sultan_knish on May 7, 2007 at 2:49 pm

The punch drunk Willis is as much a conservative as Clint Eastwood.

Ripper on May 8, 2007 at 9:16 am

I’m not sure I get the point here. I haven’t seen Perfect Stranger, so I’ll not comment on that.
As for dropping an MF bomb, who cares? Most people don’t think of Bruce Willis as the face of the GOP, and even if they did, so what, most people swear.
Secondly, its a movie. Not every movie needs to be placed in a political context and be required to carry your political message. That is stupid.
I sense that the next time you see a movie such as the 40 Year Old Virgin, which had a very funny Muslim character, you would complain that he didn’t wear a suicide bomb vest the whole film. Get off it, it makes you look ridiculous.

TheHonorableMemberFromGSPM on May 9, 2007 at 9:48 am

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