Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is intentionally unrepentant, clueless and immoral.
The movie's tone deafness is a reflection of our modern culture. "The Wolf" is Hollywood's "Magna Carta Holy Grail." Jordan Belfort is Shawn Carter; Jay B is Jay Z.
"F--kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" is Belfort's theme song. Scorsese filmed a three-hour rap video, telling Belfort's story through a figure-flattering trick mirror. The Oscar-nominated dramedy is a Facebook page, an Instagram slide and a Twitter feed.
I absolutely love the movie.
It exposes the commonality and the pervasiveness of values most often ascribed to the poor, uneducated and dark skinned. Greed, hedonism and a lack of self-awareness are American character flaws, the foundational characteristics of a red, white and blue religion with no affinity for a particular group.
Jordan Belfort and "The Crooks of Wall Street" are Alex Rodriguez.