As the polls in the presidential race tighten, the mood in Hollywood this week is one of concern, worry and even abject fear — and it all centers on one question: Could Donald Trump pull off an upset on Tuesday? In an industry that leans heavily to the left, for many it’s a nightmare scenario. The “October surprise” bombshell letter that FBI director James Comey sent to Congressional leaders on Friday triggered new levels of anxiousness over its impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. I can understand, just think of all the “stars” that will be moving out of the States. What will we do?
“I’m fucking terrified,” said writer-director Adam McKay, via email. “If Trump were to win we will see a dismantling of our democracy we cannot imagine. I know that sounds dramatic but I think it’s a safe bet. I’m hoping silent sane Americans rise up to stamp down this ugliness. At the end of the day I still believe humans are getting better and smarter and that Trump is a burp from a bygone era.”
Clinton herself will join with Jay Z in Cleveland on Friday, and with Katy Perry on Saturday in Philadelphia for mini-concert events. One of the final campaign events in Los Angeles will come on Sunday, when Christina Aguilera will perform at a fundraiser in Pacific Palisades for the Hillary Victory Fund, with tickets starting at $250 per person. Hillary is coming to the end of the campaign, and it is time to pull out all the stops. Just think how much better things will be the next 4 years knowing Katy Perry put on a show for Hillary, or Jennifer Lopez exposed one of her cheeks. Then again, Hillary can barely draw flies to her rallies unless she gives something away, and this is it. What do you think?