“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, May 15, 2009

The undying narcissism of Farrah Fawcett and the boomers.

Sorry baby, but we are all going to die.

Farrah Fawcett video details cancer struggle

A documentary that details Farrah Fawcett's cancer struggle drew applause and tears from an audience that included Ryan O'Neal.

The boomers started off never trusting anyone over thirty. They were after all the first generation of humanoids ever to discover sex, and we had to hear about it in graphic detail.

It has always been all about them.

They entered stage left with a self importance of mission and with the glaring benefit of an explosion of media. Finally there is an end in sight. They are dying off. However, and there is always a however, the Hollywood boomers truly believe that they need to educate the world about the simple and natural human act of dying. No quiet dignity please. And how fitting that the dying and filming comes complete with a lawsuit. They cannot even die without a lawyer.


"Farrah's Story," a candid account of her medical treatments and efforts to maintain her dignity, was shown in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night. Telegraph

Fawcett's friend Alana Stewart called it "truly Farrah's evening".

The former "Charlie's Angel" star wasn't well enough to attend. Fawcett was diagnosed in 2006 with anal cancer that has spread to her liver.

Stewart was a producer on "Farrah's Story," which airs Friday on NBC.

O'Neal, who remains close to Fawcett although their long romance ended in the 1990s, said he plans to watch the film with her.

However, a producer who collaborated with Fawcett is suing over the documentary.
Craig Nevius filed a lawsuit in Santa Monica on Wednesday – the same day "Farrah's Story" was screened for friends and reporters.

His lawsuit states he is seeking to regain creative control over the documentary and unspecified damages against several of the project's key players.

The lawsuit does not name Fawcett as a defendant, nor seeks to block NBC's prime-time airing of "Farrah's Story," scheduled for Friday.

Instead, the suit claims Fawcett's former boyfriend, Ryan O'Neal, his business manager and longtime friend Alana Stewart interfered with his role in the documentary. He also claims O'Neal physically threatened him.


  1. Guess no one is a Farrah fan? I always liked her. She'll be missed...for a day.

    The day they run every movie she was in.

  2. despite all the legal rumors going around her documentary, there's a good chance that Fawcett's work will raise awareness about cancer and thus benefit a lot of people