So I was randomly invited to a screening of the new Morgan Spurlock movie Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden this week and even thought about going until I realized I’d be breaking stringent admittance rules, i.e. “No one in the entertainment industry or media will be permitted to attend.” The other requirements? Well, no cameras, of course, no children and:
No one will be admitted who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. No one who is dirty or improperly dressed will be allowed to attend the screening. Anyone creating a disturbance or interfering with the screening enjoyment of others in the audience will be removed from the theater.
It’s good for we journalists to know our place in the social strata, which, it seems, is somewhere between intoxicated and dirty, over near killjoy.