Jodie Foster's latest hit movie, 'Flightplan,' has flight attendants heading to the exits nearest their seats. Three flight attendant groups are calling for a boycott of the movie (reviewed by David Ng
in this week's City Pages) claiming that the depictions of a flight attendant and an air marshal are outrageous and disrespectful. Apparently, flight attendants are unaware of something in our society called "fiction," an imaginative creation or a pretense that does not represent actuality but has been invented for the purposes of entertainment. Corey Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the Assn. of Flight Attendants, states
, "There has to be a layer of trust between the passengers and the crew, to ensure good communication during times of emergency, and a film like this undermines that trust." If the Chicken Cordon Bleu hasn't underminded the trust, nothing will.