Saturday, May 18, 2024

Playwright David Mamet: “Teachers are inclined — particularly men because they’re predators– to pedophilia”


“American Buffalo” playwright David Mamet has made a strange claim on Fox News. Maybe being on Fox News did this to him. See the video below. He says, “Teachers are inclined — particularly men because they’re predators– to pedophilia.”

Maybe he’s had a stroke.

Seriously, apparently Mamet has been making the rounds spouting all kinds of garbage for the last week. His new book, published this past week, is from Broadside, the conservative imprint at Simon & Schuster. The author of “Speed the Plow” and “Glengarry Glen Ross” has in one moment revealed himself to have the opposite views of his fans.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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