So Benida and I went to see Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth the night before last at the Laemmle Theatre in Santa Monica. It was a leftist’s Rocky Horror Show, that is, the audience reaction was as compelling as the film itself. The film’s violence comes off more like a college lecture than a Hollywood thriller, but, unlike most horror flicks, this one depicts an apocalypse that most likely WILL occur in real life, to US.
Critics on the right say it’s one long political ad for Gore. If so, it works. Eat your heart out, Hillary. When Gore tells an audience in the film, “There are higher priorities than terrorism,” our live audience cheered, stomped and whistled.
My friends and I have been talking and living green since the ‘sixties. It looks like An Inconvenient Truth is winning over some of the squares who’ve been pooh-poohing us up until now. And not a moment too soon.