Is Lala going to Sing-Sing?

Okay, she's probably not going to Sing-Sing, but Rosario Dawson did get arrested earlier this week and if she's convicted, she's going to jail for a year at Rikers Island. But Rikers Island doesn't have the repetition thing happening, you dig?

Seriously though, the fact that she even got arrested gives me a slight case of the blinding rage. You see, she was filming The Revolution, an updated version of 1969's documentary-style Medium Cool, both of which follow protests at political conventions. So, being that there's, you know, a political convention going on in NYC, the filmmakers got permits to film their pseudo-protesters with the real protesters in the background. Seems a-okay so far, right?

Well it was, 'til The Man showed up and hauled Rosario, another actor, and the director away in cuffs, even after he showed them the permit. What was their heinous crime, you ask? They were "both masked" and "used handkerchiefs with only the arena around the eyes showing." You know, sort of like an extreme version of MTV's Sway.

That's insane.

Regardless of whether you agree with the "thou shalt not have a panty on thy head" law, these guys were making a movie! Make-believe! Has there ever been a case in recorded history where filmmakers with a permit filmed a protest with actors in masks where the masked actors proceded to rob a bank, or kidnap a baby, or download a pirated movie? God knows what would have happened if the police had walked in on the Brown Bunny set.

I like Rosario Dawson, for she is a fine actress and shines in Spike Lee films, especially 25th Hour. But if you're going to arrest Rosario Dawson for anything, it should be crimes against the cinema. From just 2000-2002, she appeared in Down To You, Josie And The Pussycats, Chelsea Walls, Men In Black 2, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash, and two, count 'em two Edward Burns movies. If there were a law against such things, she'd be serving life by now with her future cellmate Monica Potter.

Related tune: I Fought The Law by The Bobby Fuller Four (mp3 via

posted by drew on 9/01/2004

Back to drew's blog-o-rama?

Drew's Blog-O-Rama:

Obviously, I'm not trying to re-invent the movie blog wheel here. I'm just never lacking in opinions about movies, pop culture, news, and other assorted hoohah. And my mailman has put a restraining order on me, so here's my place to vent.

techie stuff
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to your Kinja digest
Subscribe with Bloglines
rss feed
atom feed

The Archive
the main page
december 2005
november 2005
october 2005
september 2005
august 2005
july 2005
june 2005
may 2005
april 2005
march 2005
feburary 2005
january 2005
december 2004
november 2004
october 2004
september 2004
august 2004
july 2004
june 2004
may 2004
april 2004
march 2004
february 2004
january 2004
december 2003
november 2003
october 2003
september 2003

Get outta here, already.
drew's script-o-rama
email me
aol im: scriptorama

Blogs I Dig

Blogcritics: news and reviews