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Monday, January 16, 2017

Another Hollywood Snowflake?

Judd Apatow Reportedly

 'Freaking Out' Over Donald Trump

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Judd Apatow Reportedly 'Freaking Out' Over Donald Trump
Maureen Dowd writes at the New York Times about the headspace of film 
director and Freaks and Geeks creator Judd Apatow on the eve of
 President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

From the New York Times:
Santa Monica, Calif. — Donald Trump: freak or geek?

Who better to answer that question than Judd Apatow, the executive

producer of “Freaks and Geeks” and the comedian, producer, director

and writer who has been in a spiral over the ascent of his fellow TV big

shot and Twitter addict?

“Geek,” he replies.

I have come to Apatow’s office — decorated with photos of jazz greats

and the casts of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls” — to see how he’s doing.

His intense, extended Twitter screed about Trump has me a little concerned.

As he tweeted the other day, “How are we supposed to work when all of

reality is a freeway chase?”

I ask him if there’s a danger he could lose himself to the Trump monster.

“There’s a danger on the internet that you think you’re accomplishing

something,” he says. “So you see an article about a disease and retweet it

and think ‘It’s cured now!’ And you’ve fooled yourself into thinking that

you’ve done something productive.”