Screenwriter L. M. Kit Carson made a statement in the Nov. 7 Film Clips about his Texas filmmaking proteges and it rankled, not only because of its mildly racist quality but also because of its sheer stupidity: "(It's) a report from a generation and a culture--white, middle-class, twenty-something--we haven't heard very much from." Haven't heard very much from! Who else writes Hollywood movies?
Chris Columbus, also featured in that issue, rose to power as a white, middle-class twenty-something. Shane Black sold his first million-dollar screenplay as a white, middle-class twenty-something. Steven Spielberg began his career as a white, middle-class twentysomething. All those top film school grads "rushed" by the agencies are, for the most part, white, middle-class twenty-somethings.