by Scoobie Davis
Dharmic Party Crashing
When I was writing an upcoming post about journalistic ethics (it should be up today; UPDATE: it will be up Wedsnesday), I asked what it is like to be a fraud. I don't know because I try to be myself at all times--let the chips fall where they may (perhaps this isn't the wisest thing because I tend not to be everyone's cup of tea).
Then I had a thought; there is a specific instance in which I phony things up: when I crash Hollywood parties. I don't want to give specifics about how I get in, but often it involves using deception about who I am. I don't think that's a betrayal of my values because it gets me into some really slammin' places (I just wish that so many Hollywood people at these events weren't completely full of themselves; the Jeremy Piven character on Entourage is a common type I have met).
That got me to think: there should be a code of ethics for party crashers. I might or might not create one but one thing that goes against my morality is to crash a family affair. The upcoming Hollywood film The Wedding Crashers has a premise that goes against my code of ethical party crashing. Definitely not my style.