Ba Ba Booey
I groaned when Pat Jordan told me the Times assigned him to do a piece on the playwright, screenwriter, director, Neil LaBute. Pat’s writing has an almost feral quality and when matched with a plump, if deserving target like LaBute, well, you know it is not going to be pretty. I’ve seen a couple of LaBute’s movies and can’t think of one good thing to say about them. I found them empty and vicious and completely phony. The thought of what a hard old sharp shooter like Jordan would do with a misanthropic mo mo like LaBute was not exactly appetizing.
The story is in this week’s New York Times Magazine. I think Pat went easy on him all considering though I don’t imagine that LaBute will see it that way.