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Expected More

Jamie Lee Curtis expected more out of the Academy.

I knew who Seth MacFarlane was. My teenage son is a big fan. I knew what to expect. I have been the butt of his humor. I have survived his cruel, cheap jokes.

I was offended last week. As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer. The Oscars are about honoring art and artists. It is not supposed to be a cheesy vaudeville show.

May I remind you, Ms. Curtis, that the Academy from which you expected ‘more’ gave an award to Roman Polanski.  You know, the guy who won’t come back to the US to serve his sentence for having sex with a child. A 13 year old girl.  And we’ll just ignore his relationship with Nastassja Kinski, which occurred when she was 15 and he was in his 40’s.

To me, a ‘boob song’ doesn’t really rank up there on the offensive scale when compared to giving awards to child rapists, so I’m not sure what you would expect from the Academy.


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