'Trump vs. Hollywood' filmmaker discusses celebrities who lost jobs for conservative views
Celebs have ‘absolutely’ lost Hollywood jobs after coming out as Trump supporters: Filmmaker
Filmmaker Daphne Barak on her new documentary, ‘Trump vs. Hollywood.’
Filmmaker Daphne Barak appeared on Monday’s “Mornings with Maria” to discuss her documentary “Trump vs. Hollywood.”
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In the film, she speaks to a number of conservatives who have publicly declared their support for Donald Trump such as Kristy Swanson, Scott Baio, Kid Rock, Brett Ratner, Isaiah Washington, Kevin Sorbo. The stars explain how sharing their political views has cost them work in Hollywood.
Barak, who is personal friends with Trump, explained to the host that her documentary paints a picture of a deeply divided America.
“It came actually from close friend Jon Voight and President Trump,” she told the host. “We wanted to talk to others that either were scared to voice their opinion or, if they did, they never talked really in-depth about how it hurt them. You have Scott Baio saying, ‘Hey, we’re willing to talk with the other side, why aren’t they willing to talk to us?’ You have Dean Cain, he was independent right until he really announced he was supporting President Trump, he was very liked. He said ‘suddenly people say I’m not educated, I’m like the base.’ As if the base is not educated, right? And he’s a Princeton grad.”
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She explained that she didn’t want the documentary to be viewed as a pro-Trump piece, but rather an exploration of the current divide between politics and show business. That’s why she reached out to people behind-the-scenes such as director Bret Ratner, who she noted claims that filmmakers are just “picking people by talent.”