Entertainment > Documentary > PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS BY SIAMACK BANIAMERI
On January 15, 2007 I wrote the first piece on the Movie 300 which was published on Iranian.com and later on persianmirror.com. On March 7th I was contacted by National Public Radio to participate on a half-hour-program about the Movie 300. I declined the invitation and told the producer that I am by no means qualified on Persian-Greek history and there are Iranians far smarter than me who can chime in. I even provided NPR with a few names of Iranian scholars and historians. I’m not sure what came out of that.
In the last three weeks, the movie 300, has become Iranians’ favorite subject to talk about. Even the Islamic regime which has done nothing but to embarrass Iranians inside and outside of the country, has jumped on the bandwagon.
At a party a few days ago, the subject of the Movie came up. A lady who I didn’t know very well expressed her dismay with Hollywood and the movie 300 in general.
Being a little drunk, I asked her, “Ok, so what are you going to do about it?”
The embarrassed host threw me a nasty look from across the room. Other guests looked away.
Her answer was, “I’m boycotting the movie.”
And I’m thinking to myself, “HOO-fucking-BOO.”
Watch out world, the Persians are boycotting the movie 300. I’m sure that the Warner Brother’s stocks are tumbling as we speak and the Hollywood establishment is shivering in their $5000 Italian shoes.
I thought, instead of boycotting the movie, we Persians should leave the BMWs and Benzes in the garage, get the beasts out of the closets, put the chains and body piercing back on, sharpen the swords and spears, and with our best homosexual attire, attack the movie theaters that play the movie.
Or maybe we should just boycott the movie. That’s so much easier.
Kidding aside, there is one thing we all can do: we can help get Cyrus Kar’s project off the ground. Put your money where your mouth is. Donate money to www.spentaproductions.com and help get this project out to the public. He only needs $500K to finish his project.
I know I lost a lot of you the moment you saw the words, “GIVE MONEY.” But for those that are still me, here is our chance to show the world that we matter. This is not about the Persian Empire. Screw that. This is about us and now.
Hollywood will continue messing with us until we show them that we can hit back. And the only way to do it is by empowering our best and the brightest.
Donate money to www.spentaproductions.com