POLIWOOD: The fornicating between
Politics and Hollywood!
The Hollywood Left is a
pejorative term used to describe the politically active liberal or left-wing
segment of the Hollywood-based entertainment industry. Various
traditionalist and right-wing commentators have claimed the existence of a
mailing list, developed during the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, that
includes the names of left-wing actors, stars, and celebrities from Hollywood.
The list is alleged to include not only Michael Moore, Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan,
Drew Barrymore, Danny DeVito, the Osbornes and Ellen DeGeneres, but also Matthew
Perry, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Bill Maher, Martin Sheen and many others.
The purported goal of the mailing list was to get George W. Bush out of office.
The phrase is also used more generally to refer to the supposed left-wing bias
of the American entertainment industry. This is supported by the fact that many
outspokenly political American actors and musicians tend to be liberal.