Awhile back Patrick posted some pictures that were Babes for Bush. I then posted some Conservative Hunks in response. Blogger would only let me post so many pictures in the post and I also had some 24 pictures in there so I knew I would have to do a part 2. In collecting pictures for my Conservative Hunks 2 post I found this awesome article entitled "Conservatives in Hollywood?!". It is really good and it talks about how the box office is suffering because of the lack of conservative movies. There is also a paragraph in there that talks about how many conservatives are afraid to "come out of the closet". Its okay for gays but not for conservatives. And one of those is supposed to be Freddie Prinze Jr. I may be getting him in trouble for posting him with Conservative Hunks but he was already exposed in the article :-).
Here are some excerpts from the article:
"But guess what: ever more Americans are shunning Hollywood’s wares—and disgust with Left Coast politics, both on and off screen, clearly plays a part. In a time of declining moviegoing, what gets people out to the theaters, it turns out, are conservative movies—conservative not so much politically but culturally and morally, focusing on the battle between good and evil, the worth of heroism and self-sacrifice, the indispensability of family values and martial honor, and the existence of Truth. Hollywood used to turn out a steady supply of such movies—watch just about any film from its Golden Age of the thirties and forties—and it still makes them once in a while (sometimes thanks to off-screen lefties like Steven Spielberg). We may soon see a lot more of them.
There’s no question Hollywood is reeling. Film attendance is down a wrenching 12 percent from last year, and a May USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll found that nearly half of American adults go to movies less often than they did in 2000. Some pundits have blamed the rising price of tickets, but in constant dollars a ticket costs less than it did 25 years ago. Others believe that it’s all those DVDs that people are buying—except that DVD sales are slumping, too. The most likely explanation is the left-wing politics. “You can date the recent box-office decline from the end of the summer last year, with the intensification of the presidential campaign,” notes conservative film critic and talk-radio host Michael Medved. “It wasn’t just Hollywood’s hostility toward President Bush; it was the naked, raw partisanship.”
If even one in ten Bush voters boycotted Hollywood after hearing the latest Tim Robbins anti-Bush diatribe or seeing yet another big-screen conservative villain (like the Dick Cheney look-alike who nearly destroyed the world in last year’s The Day After Tomorrow), it would add up to 6 million fewer viewers, Medved points out. “This is what many people in the movie industry don’t get: when you express hostility to conservatives, many Americans feel that you’re expressing hostility to them.”
Nevertheless, several indicators suggest that the film industry’s cultural stance may be changing more dramatically than hiring some new marketers. For starters, Hollywood is home to a growing right-of-center presence, including hotshot young producers like Mike De Luca of DreamWorks and Gavin Pollone, and rising screenwriters like Craig Mazin, Cyrus Nowrasteh, and Klavan. What’s more, if reports are true, other young Hollywood types are on the Right, but keep their views quiet, for fear of career trouble in a still-liberal town. “It’s becoming increasingly clear that a significant majority of the young people coming into Hollywood are conservative,” opined Chetwynd this summer. Last fall, Details magazine’s exposé “Young and Republican in Hollywood” caused a stir by “outing” comedian Adam Sandler, actor Freddie Prinze Jr., and others as secret right-wingers. AMC’s 2004 documentary Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, directed by former Democratic speechwriter Jesse Mosse, concludes that Hollywood will be shifting right as the under-40s become its new establishment. Already reinforcing David Horowitz’s long-established Wednesday Morning Club, which hosts conservative speakers for open-minded industry listeners, are such newly formed right-wing salons as the Hollywood Congress of Republicans and the discreet Sunday Evening Club, for still-closeted rightists.
After long using liberal Hollywood as a political punching bag, conservatives are moving to an if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach. If they can create a popular cinema that artistically reflects a right-of-center worldview—rather than crudely imposes it—it would be a huge advance for the Right in America’s ongoing cultural struggles. After all, it’s not just reason and analysis that will decide the outcome of those struggles. The imagination and the heart—the Dream Factory’s stock-in-trade—will play at least as large a part."
Now for some more pics:
1) Kurt Russell (He's a libertarian but I've even heard Rush talking about having dinner with him. I loved him in Overboard.)
2) Scott Baio (When I was in Junior High my friends and I were all in love with him :-)
3) Dennis Quaid (He's had some personal issues but he's supposed to be a conservative)
4) Bruce Willis (I know I posted a pic of him last time but I liked this one better)
5) Kirk Cameron (Him and his wife are strong Christians and he speaks at Worldview Conferences)
(Again, when I was ready to post a Michael Moore pic for the liberal guy blogger wouldn't let me post any more pics, Oh well!! We all know what he looks like. And James, I never saw Denzel on any lists saying he was a Conservative. I know he has done some great things for the troops but I don't know if he claims to be a conservative. So I didn't post his pic.)