Kevin Smith Won’t Do Interviews For RED STATE
Well I can’t say an announcement like this was exactly a surprise, considering what we already know about Kevin Smith and his frustrations over the media. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s taken those frustrations and made a decision not to do any press for his upcoming horror film RED STATE.
Smith made the announcement via Twitter:
“I’m not press-junketing at all, anywhere. In fact, I’m not doing any press outside of maybe a business piece or 2 to help sell the flick if needed, & radio (LOTS of radio).”
Reportedly, Smith will instead give journalists all the information they need to write a story via a podcast at http://smodcast.com/redstate/
Moviegoers will also be able to access the information, absent the media’s filter, he wrote.
Smith also had this to say about his decision:
“It’s INSANELY detailed, and by the time we’re done, I’ll have pre-answered all questions about RedState — thus negating the need to speak with me about it. From nearly 20 yrs experience, I know this much: folks are gonna write WHATEVER they want, whether I sit down with them or not. So I’ll just furnish all the information I’d normally serve up one at a time to a small, jaded audience that doesn’t really give a s–t unless there’s someone famous in the room, to a much larger, APPRECIATIVE audience that would actually enjoy & benefit from hearing the same information. Nobody needs to talk to me anymore anyway, as anyone who’s curious can always know what I’m thinking 24/7 right here on Twitter.”
Smith said the Q&As also will be transcribed for the “SUPER lazy writers” who don’t want to listen to 12 hours of audio. Now hang on a second there, Mr. Smith. Don’t you think twelve hours is a bit much? Makes me wonder if he realizes what us “super lazy writers” get paid for reviewing those movies of his. Not that I blame the guy for not being pleased with people saying bad things about his work. Nobody likes that but nor do people like me enjoy getting blamed for things we never did.
That being said, I’m actually still excited to see the film. It was a nasty fight and the hair pulling got a little out of control, but it looks like my fangirl side beat up the journalist side on this one.
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