Maureen Dowd writes at the New York Times about the headspace of film director and Freaks and Geeks creator Judd Apatow on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
From the New York Times:
Santa Monica, Calif. — Donald Trump: freak or geek?
Who better to answer that question than Judd Apatow, the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks” and the comedian, producer, director and writer who has been in a spiral over the ascent of his fellow TV big shot and Twitter addict?
“Geek,” he replies.
I have come to Apatow’s office — decorated with photos of jazz greats and the casts of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls” — to see how he’s doing.
His intense, extended Twitter screed about Trump has me a little concerned. As he tweeted the other day, “How are we supposed to work when all of reality is a freeway chase?”
I ask him if there’s a danger he could lose himself to the Trump monster.
“There’s a danger on the internet that you think you’re accomplishing something,” he says. “So you see an article about a disease and retweet it and think ‘It’s cured now!’ And you’ve fooled yourself into thinking that you’ve done something productive.”