HOT DOCS 2019-ASSHOLES: A THEORY@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Wed.,May 1st,2019
Assholes: A Theory, an entertaining and new documentary from director John Walker for HOT DOCS 2019.
This Doc surrounds a conversation with Aaron James, author of the New York Times bestseller of the same name, Assholes: A Theory digs into “what makes an asshole” and finds signs and traits of people who deserve this title.
Maybe it is a male dominated trait, from the cussing financial sector, frat clubs of elite colleges/universities, Silicon Valley residence and “entitled individuals.” We see and hear entitled assholes thrive in our world. What’s their appeal and what is their success? And how did they put that guy in The White House?!
Comedian/actor John Cleese, referring to the hedge-fund traders as an “arsehole factory”— law professor Saule Omarova’s remark about financial services as the ultimate asshole industry. While Leslie Miley, an African-Americans who worked at the top companies at Silicon Valley, gives his account of the Assholes of Silicon Valley, and former police officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk’s experience with The Mounted Police with Women Not Wanted, her trials and tribulation of misogynistic assholery within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Overall, a funny doc with some interesting insight from people like Monty Pythons John Cleese,who was present for the showing of this doc. Maybe we’ll see a part 2 with the guy in The Whitehouse?