Not since Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" opened last month has the world argued so vociferously about how a character has been portrayed on the big screen. With the opening of the new movie, based on those groovy 70s cops, "Starsky and Hutch" just days away, the shizzit is about to hit the fan.
"I can't believe how they portrayed Hutch. It's just wrong," David Soul said anonymously at his weekly AA meeting. He then sulked in a corner and began singing, "Don't give up on us baby. La de-da-da." See, even he can't remember the words.
It seems that he is not the only one hit hard. Huggy Bear is very upset that Snoop Dogg plays him in the movie. "What's up with that? How could they get a Dogg to play the Bear. It's just not right."
Huggy is so upset that he and David Soul plus a bunch of LA street walkers, now referred to as "professional sex peddlers" and their "services brokers" will be picketing an undisclosed movie theater to make their point.
And just exactly what is that point? "Starsky and Hutch meant something to so many people. It needs to be portrayed the way it happened. That is just not happening here." A spokesperson for TV Land, who previously worked on "What's Happening" noted.
Well, despite the controversy, the movie will open as planned. Spokespeople for the movie ask that everyone sees the movie before passing judgment.