Sure, it's overly subsidized and generates lots of tax breaks for the local ruling class – and it gets annoying to see "David Holt: Celebrity Hunter" in action – but I have a lot of friends and colleagues who've worked on local productions, and for the most part, it's been good for them.
Plus, let's admit it – it's fun to have something filmed in Oklahoma being streamed onto your TV screen and it not involve a tornado. Well, unless you're watching Twister... or Reservation Dogs.
Anyway, I bring this up because California governor Gavin Newsom is now asking Hollywood studios to boycott Oklahoma.
I guess he's mad that Oklahoma's controlled by regressive right-wing politicians who want to trample on people's rights and limit their personal freedoms based on the interpretations of a 2,000-year-old book of myths and fables.
Here's a full-page ad he placed in Variety. Check it out...