Scott Caan deserves slack
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