I hope you enjoyed this latest AmazingFlix streaming series! And by “you” I don’t mean the voting members of the Television “Academy”, who either did not receive their screeners or simply can’t appreciate a show about Depression era Tulsa as occupied by General Francisco Franco’s Army. As for the critics, I don’t even know what algorithm means, so fuck you.
No, I am speaking to my real audience, the viewers, like the woman I met at that estate sale last week. We had a friendly tussle over a vintage clock radio. After I brought some ice for her eye, she said, “You mean they PAY you to buy things for TV shows? That must be a really fun job.” And I was like, “Right?”
In June, when the nominations were announced, my mother called to say, “So I see your friend Amy was nominated again.” To which I replied, “Mom, please. You think I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life as a set decorator just to chase a beautiful shiny gold statue? I don’t need a hood ornament to validate my career or compensate for two failed marriages and court ordered rehab. Also, WILL YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT AMY?!” Continue reading