Tonight at the Vista Theater in Los Feliz there is a midnight showing of the film Swingers. It’s been 18 years since that movie was released. I saw Swingers and it had a HUGE impact on me. Those sites and locations were touchstones for me. I dare say it’s influenced a great many of my personal decisions.
My aunt was an aspiring actress in the 80’s and dated a director who lived in L.A., so I came out with my family a lot as a kid. I had the CUTEST head shots done as a little girl but they are no more. A different story. Anyway, L.A. was the closest big city so no big deal really but Swingers started my love affair with Hollywood (East of La Brea anyway). I partied here a lot in my early 20’s until I finally moved to Highland Park when I was like 27. Long story about living in different places short, I currently reside a mere two miles from the Vista Theater, the theater that held the Swingers premiere.
Have my life goals thus far been realized? Honestly, if that’s the case, and I need to devise new life plans, I’m okay with that. While I haven’t done everything on my L.A. bucket list, and I have wonderful, beautiful friends here, other experiences are out there to be had.
People who worry about celebrities are pretty fucking pathetic.
If you don’t know anything about hollywood as a business, here’s a tip. It’s NOT a politically correct place. Stop looking to Hollywood to represent you or “do the right thing”. Actors don’t run Hollywood and they sure as shit don’t cast movies. It’s a BUSINESS kids. It’s goal is to make money not make you feel represented.