It is difficult to consider morality when you are in the business of creating art… but I want to at least ask a few of questions.
Is art not the “honest expression” of one’s view of the world?
Why then do so many young writers create films about guns, prostitutes and extreme violence? Most of the writers that I know who write this way, know nothing of this world… yet they are drawn to it.
Why are we so attracted to the carnal, the dark and the hopeless; when at our core we are so unfamiliar with this world?
This is a very big problem… but not so much for its dark effects it may have upon our audience, but because of the terribly devastating effects it has upon our art.
When we write about something we know nothing about, we cannot hope to find any semblance of real truth; instead we end up creating an ambivalent caricature of nothingness.