I’m thinking about the glamorization of drugs in Hollywood.
Cigarettes-Glamorized like crazy. The cigarette smoker is always cool, rebellious, you don’t see their health problems
Alcohol-Glamorized like crazy. The alcohol drinker will drink a lot and then fight the bad guys. or something. Doesn’t really work that way.
Pot-OMG it’s so fun and funny!!! Certainly glamorized a bunch.
Cocaine-The cocaine addict in Hollywood is always powerful, ambitious, rich, successful, etc… They never turn to crack which is what usually happens
Hallucinogens-It’s funny and tripppppppy watching a hallucinogen user. Think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. They usually are having a “bad trip” in a movie, but the bad trip is never quite as damaging and bad as it is in real life
Now Opiates-I asked my roommate “Why do so many people do opiates?” and he said “Cuz its the Hollywood glamour drug.” Now I think the above substances are more glamorized by Hollywood. Opiates are so boring in a fictional setting. The pleasure is derived by the user alone. If anything I think Hollywood demonizes opiate use (trainspotting, requiem, etc…)…I know people do opiates because they start off with a prescription then move on to heroin. But the people who don’t??? I don’t think it has to do with the glamour of it??? Or maybe it does and I’m just missing those movies. What are your thoughts on this??
Either way drugs are bad. Although I have a bias towards weed not being as bad as people say. But that’s just because it doesn’t affect ME so badly. So I’m biased yeah.