Left to his own devices Lee Daniels
makes films that are eccentric and sometimes just way the hell out there. (The Paperboy
) But he has called his newest film, The Butler
, "a big compromise" and explained
that the film might be "the closest I will come to as a work-for-hire." Does that mean that, on the relative scale of whackadoo films, The Butler
will be far closer to "normal" than anything else ...