Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wasn't the Holocaust Enough?

Must we also endure this?
Britney Spears could be set to follow her successful Circus tour with a role in a new film, according to reports. The 27-year-old star is still touring the world with her Circus tour, and it is claimed a script for a film called The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton has been handed to Britney to look at. If she accepts the role, Britney will reportedly play the main role of Sophia LaMont, who creates a time machine and travels back to World War II where she meets a Jewish man called Eton at a concentration camp.
(What was the pitch meeting on this one? It's Back to the Future meets The Boy in the Striped Pajamas! Brilliant!)

I will lay off the Holocaust side of this because I tend to think all Hollywood movies about the Holocaust are underhandedly exploitative. Though it is so much worse when you're fusing it with science-fiction for no reason at all. Instead, I will ask one simple question about the premise here:

If you had actually had access to a time machine and could travel to any point in history, WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU CHOOSE THE HOLOCAUST?

1 comment:

  1. Here's another question that deserves asking- If you were in the holocaust what would be the last thing you would want to see coming out of a time machine? Probably Britney Spears, no? Come to think of it, that really actually applies to any point in history.