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17th Apr '18 6:43:53 PM fearlessnikki
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* Downplayed in ''Film/LaLaLand'' but the film shows just how often Mia is disrespected by casting directors - at one point her emotional audition is interrupted for the sake of a phone call (which is based off something that actually happened to Ryan Gosling). She has to go to endless parties filled with shallow and vapid industry people in the hopes of making connections. Sebastian even calls it "the city where they praise everything and value nothing". The film's cynical look at Hollywood tends to get lost in pop culture, where the splashy musical numbers (particularly "City of Stars") are what's remembered.


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* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' has a couple of episodes dealing with this, mostly with Cordelia's desire to become an actress. The antagonist of the first episode is a vampire who preys on wannabe starlets. A later episode revolves around an actress who's aware that her looks are starting to fade, and she considers becoming a vampire in order to maintain her youth (and by extension, her career) forever.
10th Apr '18 2:13:21 AM DeepRed
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* The Manga/TokyoMewMew fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8902209/1/Masquerade Masquerade]] plays it in a very [[TearJerker realistic and creepy way]], main character Zakuro feeling [[AloneInACrowd isolated]] and reflecting how her dreams of being a model turned into this and how she is [[DespairEventHorizon unable to go back to her old life]] and how she always has to be [[StepfordSmiler careful because of rumors and paparazzi]]. It is so much that she seems to be building to a major [[FreakOut breakdown]] or [[LossOfIdentity identity crisis]].

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* The Manga/TokyoMewMew fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8902209/1/Masquerade Masquerade]] plays it in a very [[TearJerker realistic and creepy way]], main character Zakuro feeling [[AloneInACrowd isolated]] and reflecting how her dreams of being a model turned into this and how she is [[DespairEventHorizon unable to go back to her old life]] and how she always has to be [[StepfordSmiler careful because of rumors of]] [[MaliciousSlander rumors]] and paparazzi]].{{paparazzi}}. It is so much that she seems to be building to a major [[FreakOut breakdown]] or [[LossOfIdentity identity crisis]].



* Discussed at length in ''Hollywood Paparazzo''. It is explained that the rise of tabloid journalism and the paparazzi has led to celebrities becoming [[ArtistDisillusionment insular, screwed-up and totally alienated]] from the rest of society, who often go down a self-destructive path. In turn, the paparazzi are self-obsessed people who run and hide from anyone they don't know to conceal their identities, people in a position of power are vain and power-hungry, and the fans are crazed lunatics who will stop at nothing to harass celebrities. The film highlights the absurdity of this culture with a well-adjusted young boy who acts just as cutthroat as the paparazzi when it comes to getting celebrity photos.

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* Discussed at length in ''Hollywood Paparazzo''. It is explained that the rise of tabloid journalism and the paparazzi {{paparazzi}} has led to celebrities becoming [[ArtistDisillusionment insular, screwed-up and totally alienated]] from the rest of society, who often go down a self-destructive path. In turn, the paparazzi are self-obsessed people who run and hide from anyone they don't know to conceal their identities, people in a position of power are vain and power-hungry, and the fans are crazed lunatics who will stop at nothing to harass celebrities. The film highlights the absurdity of this culture with a well-adjusted young boy who acts just as cutthroat as the paparazzi when it comes to getting celebrity photos.
10th Apr '18 2:10:18 AM DeepRed
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10th Apr '18 2:04:31 AM DeepRed
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WRONG! In Horrible Hollywood, the actors and actresses are brain-dead, spoiled, have a tendency towards fighting the law, like to engage in occasional sexual deviancy, and are [[HookersAndBlow addicted to various illegal substances and/or sex workers]]. Everyone fears [[WhiteDwarfStarlet growing old and losing their fame]], so plastic surgery and desperate attempts to seem young abound. The directors are [[PrimaDonnaDirector egomaniac control freaks]] who wear funny pants and throw [[HairTriggerTemper petty tantrums]] at the slightest provocation. The assistants are overworked, underpaid, and might be [[DeadpanSnarker snarky towards the talent]], but this won't stop them from ruthlessly trying to climb the ladder -- and in this depraved environment, climbing to the top tends to be a [[CastingCouch horizontal sort of activity]]. The fans are insane and you might gain some stalkers. The executives are fond of [[ExecutiveMeddling excessive meddling]], [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting screwing artists out of their royalties]], and/or are just plain [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt]], and have people fired on the spot for being insufficiently sycophantic. [[WritersSuck Writers are second-class citizens]] and {{Butt Monkey}}s. Absolutely everyone -- even those not actually ''in'' the entertainment industry -- is a StepfordSmiler [[SuchAPhony Phony]] who may be all smiles and charm and obsequiousness to your face, but only because they secretly hate you and can't wait for you to turn your back so they can stick a knife into it. Everywhere you look, crippling insecurities and neuroses are constantly being masked with bombastic, preening arrogance and ego.

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WRONG! In Horrible Hollywood, the actors and actresses are brain-dead, spoiled, have a tendency towards fighting the law, like to engage in occasional sexual deviancy, and are [[HookersAndBlow addicted to various illegal substances and/or sex workers]]. Everyone fears [[WhiteDwarfStarlet growing old and losing their fame]], so plastic surgery and desperate attempts to seem young abound. The directors are [[PrimaDonnaDirector egomaniac control freaks]] who wear funny pants and throw [[HairTriggerTemper petty tantrums]] at the slightest provocation. The assistants are overworked, underpaid, and might be [[DeadpanSnarker snarky towards the talent]], but this won't stop them from ruthlessly trying to climb the ladder -- and in this depraved environment, climbing to the top tends to be a [[CastingCouch horizontal sort of activity]]. The fans are insane and you might gain some stalkers.[[StalkerWithACrush stalkers]]. The executives are fond of [[ExecutiveMeddling excessive meddling]], [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting screwing artists out of their royalties]], and/or are just plain [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt]], and have people fired on the spot for being insufficiently sycophantic. [[WritersSuck Writers are second-class citizens]] and {{Butt Monkey}}s. Absolutely everyone -- even those not actually ''in'' the entertainment industry -- is a StepfordSmiler [[SuchAPhony Phony]] who may be all smiles and charm and obsequiousness to your face, but only because they secretly hate you and can't wait for you to turn your back so they can stick a knife into it. Everywhere you look, crippling insecurities and neuroses are constantly being masked with bombastic, preening arrogance and ego.
10th Mar '18 8:22:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* A recurring theme for singer-songwriter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dory_Previn Dory Previn]], particularly the treatment of women in Hollywood. She even did a ConceptAlbum (''Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign'') about it.
14th Feb '18 6:12:44 AM JackG
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->"Television!" she said. "Millions of sets in homes throughout the United States of America. And beamed to them all, weekly serials filled with gratuitous action scenes, plot cliches, lousy continuity, non-existent character development, and women with large breasts in highly revealing costumes!"

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->"Television!" -->"Television!" she said. "Millions of sets in homes throughout the United States of America. And beamed to them all, weekly serials filled with gratuitous action scenes, plot cliches, lousy continuity, non-existent character development, and women with large breasts in highly revealing costumes!"
14th Feb '18 6:11:52 AM JackG
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1052763/1/The-Last-Kiss-Goodbye The Last Kiss Goodbye]]'', a ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' uber fic where Captain Janeway is a Los Angeles private eye who discovers the EvilPlan of an executive producer for Paramount Pictures called [[Creator/BrannonBraga Canon Bragger]].
->"Television!" she said. "Millions of sets in homes throughout the United States of America. And beamed to them all, weekly serials filled with gratuitous action scenes, plot cliches, lousy continuity, non-existent character development, and women with large breasts in highly revealing costumes!"
5th Jan '18 9:48:32 PM nombretomado
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* Lynch's film ''InlandEmpire'', being about a film actress, also dabbles in the subject.

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* Lynch's film ''InlandEmpire'', ''Film/InlandEmpire'', being about a film actress, also dabbles in the subject.
1st Jan '18 6:56:17 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' mostly plays this trope straight, but it's nevertheless quite [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] all the same. The main characters (both on-screen and off) of Larry's talk-show and his guests are certainly far from being free of egotism, insecurity, scheming, backbiting, troubled personal lives or cynicism, but at the same time they're not really malevolent either; they're just people with frailties and weaknesses like anyone else.
8th Dec '17 5:01:26 PM nombretomado
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