Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff asserts itself as another great addition to the classic slacker canon for modern readers. Penn slips this educated craft under the noses of most mainstream media (we all expected The New York Times to have an opinion on the eponymous character), with countless fans ready to see if Penn can successfully enter a new art medium. The State of Grace actor who entertained baby boomers in the 80s, impressed millennials with Mystic River in the 2000s, now aids baby boomers and millennials to have a means for discussion after reading this inclusive piece. Few have the sway to bridge a gap between these historically divided generations.
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff explores questions of today’s political and social complexities. Many reviewers believe Bob Honey to be straight from the opinionated conscience of Sean Penn, but Penn is a capricious artist. Bob Honey can be compared to the slacker role models of the yester-decades like Kurt Cobain, Ken Kesey or Eryk Pruitt – tackling the stiff-lipped dramas of Net Neutrality, Black Lives Matter, the World’s limited resources, Bullying and the most sensitive topic to date #MeToo.
He shies away from the popular feminist discourse. #MeToo participators use social media as a great harbinger weapon against power moguls’ blatant demise, and Bob Honey is not sure what to think. Male employees of cinema, TV, comedy, news, music, literature, and politics are placed on the stand. You’ll have to read Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff to know exactly what position he settles on.
Considering Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff comes straight from the seasoned mind of screenplay writer for “Into the Wild” – we can guess what political stances are confronted in a cautionary yet honest manner. Instead of rejecting society and heading for the hills, Bob Honey is hired out to kill the three percent who are responsible for the Neo-Trash Realist society the world has dwindled to. Bob Honey would be just the guy to share drinks at a table with the three anti-nuclear activists from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, or play pool with John Wayne Gacy Jr. in a Chicago bar. Pick up the book this summer and see just how much Bob Honey can teach us.