“Dukes Of Hazzard” star John Schneider defied the Hollywood crowd by starring in a patriotic movie. He had a message for the liberals in Tinsel Town, and it really “aggravated” them.
John Schneider refuses to back down. The actor, who famously played Bo Duke in the hit show Dukes of Hazzard, is starring in To Die For, which is a patriotic film directed and produced independently without major studio backing.
Schneider, much like actor Mark Wahlberg and country star John Rich, made this film and defied what had been described as the “cabal of leftists” who reign over the entertainment industry. According to Fox News, Schneider plays a veteran who fights for his First Amendment rights after receiving a court order to keep his American flag-flying truck away from his local high school.
This is not the type of movie that gets made in Hollywood these days, which only made Schneider more determined to star in it. Schneider explained he was drawn to this type of story after seeing an article about a man who was arrested for refusing to take his American flag off his truck.
“[My wife and I] are big supporters of our military and our law enforcement,” he said. “And I thought, now is the time to make a movie about this guy. I don’t know about you, but as I drive around the country, I see more and more people with the American flag flying from the back of… their pickup trucks.”
“I wanted to make a movie, not about that individual guy,” Schneider added. “But that kind of guy who is willing to go to jail in order to continue to express his First Amendment right of free speech.” The outspoken actor, who is a proud conservative and Trump supporter, shared that the film has already made a bold statement among viewers.
“A friend of mine said all the right people are aggravated,” Schneider chuckled. “But all the right people are also encouraged and enthused and invigorated by it. So as we say in the car business, ‘It’s firing on all eight.’” According to the star, To Die For was made with a crew of under 10 people over the last 10 months. He also never approached Hollywood directors with the script.
“People talk about Hollywood as if it has autonomy,” Schneider explained. “Hollywood is a line item on a billionaire globalist spreadsheet, really. So, Hollywood has to basically do what they’re told. I know a lot of people in Hollywood, and I don’t really believe that they are naïve enough to believe a lot of the things that they put forth as truth. But as a very old song used to say, they owe their soul to the company store.”
“You’ve got the celebrity types who… get paid a lot of money,” Schneider continued. “But they’re really doing what they’re told as well. So there’s not a lot of room in that model for free thought. There’s not a lot of room in that model for free speech. You really have to work, I believe, outside that model, ’cause that model’s not going to change.”
John Schneider said he was eager to “build his own sandbox” where he could make his own content as an actor and share the stories he felt needed to be told. Schneider and his wife and filmmaking partner Alicia Allain have made 15 movies together. He continues to write, direct and star in his own films. “We now live in an amazingly wonderful, technological world where we can not only make our own films, but we can distribute them as well without having to sleep with the enemy,” he said.
“Stop supporting things you disagree with,” Schneider said. “If you don’t like what I’m saying right now, then please don’t ever watch another movie of mine or television show or buy another record. Just don’t do it. But if you do, then please support us. If you see some celebrity out there saying something that you just don’t like, then don’t go [watch] their films. Don’t listen to their music… Support the things you do like and stop supporting things you don’t like. You have the power in your support. They just don’t want you to know it.”