Scott Caan de­serves slack

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR -

I feel com­pelled to show my grat­i­tude to the Cal­en­dar sec­tion for tak­ing the time to spotlight the com­plex mind of one of Los An­ge­les’ most ground­break­ing up-and-com­ing “play­wrights” ... Scott Caan [The Sun­day Con­ver­sa­tion, June 21]. While com­ing off as some­what inar­tic­u­late about the ac­tual craft of writ­ing and ad­mit­tedly one who has trou­ble “mak­ing things up,” we can for­give Caan be­cause in many ways he’s still an in­no­cent on his way to fig­ur­ing out how to be his “own dude,” still the same young-at-heart artiste who was en­ticed into act­ing be­cause of the of­fer of sim­u­lated sex “with a girl in a bath­room.”

Some might quib­ble that this shame­less piece of PR has ev­ery­thing to do with nepo­tism and lit­tle to do with de­serv­ing tal­ent, but to those crit­ics I would say that all artists to­day should be so “pumped” about ex­press­ing their vi­sion, even if it in­volves strip­pers and co­caine on a cof­fee ta­ble.

Stan Evans Glendale

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