Martha Plimpton was Running On Empty

November 19, 2007

THIS IS AN ACTUAL CHILDHOOD MEMORY OF MINE
I SAW COPS BEATING UP ACTIVISTS ON 96TH AND BROADWAY IN THE 70’S
YEARS LATER THE MOVIE RUNNING ON EMPTY WAS MADE ABOUT THESE ACTIVISTS
MOVIE STARRED RIVER PHOENIX, JUDD HIRSCH, MARTHA PLIMPTON AND WAS DIRECTED BY SIDNEY LUMET. AROUND THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING OF “I SHOT ANDY WARHOL” I RAN INTO MARTHA PLIMPTON ON 88TH AND RIVERSIDE. SHE WAS A TOTAL BITCH. I WAS DISTRAUGHT THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE TALENTS WAS SUCH AN ASSHOLE. I WAS TRYING TO TELL HER HOW MUCH I LIKED HER… AND WHAT MY RELATIONSHIP WAS TO THE MOVIE SHE HAD STARRED IN… THIS MOMENT RADICALLY CHANGED MY OPINION ON RADICALISM. BEING A POLITICAL MOVEMENT LEADER OR BEING A WELL KNOWN ARTIST IS NO REASON TO BE AN ASSHOLE. THESE WOMEN HAD THEIR REASONS TO PROTEST THE U.S., AND THE POLICE SHOULD NOT OF BEAT THEM ON THE STREET FOR IT… @ THE SAME TIME THESE LADIES WERE TOTAL PRICKS WHEN MY MOTHER AND I WHO WERE WITNESSES OF THE BEATINGS WENT DOWN TO THE COURTHOUSE AND SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE POLICE. THESE SAME LADIES MADE AN ATTEMPT TO BOMB A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. OH AND MARTHA PLIMPTON IS AN ASSHOLE TOO, BUT SHE’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIE STARS.