Reactions to art often tell us more about the audience than the people who made it. The movie The Interview demonstrates this so well. A quick recap for those who might not be following the issue. Seth Rogan and James Franco made a movie about assassinating the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jon Un. Being a comedy, one can assume it’s full of jokes about what rotten place that nation is. Some group called “Guardians of Peace” hacked Sony (the company that is distributing the movie) and threatened to release sensitive emails unless the film was pulled.
The movie has since been released, but before that came predictable Hollywood buckling that exposed how phony and hypocritical the film industry really is.