Wrong choice of words on my part, I meant like the attitude that it passes on the scenes that actually take place within the industry where, if you notice, every single character is just plain bad. But the way you put it is much better, for sure.
That said, it doesn't change what I felt about any of that, it never goes deep enough, instead ruminating on superficial thoughts about... well, superficiality. The scene at the bar after Jesse's debut, for instance, felt so terrible to me, from the dialogue about outer and inner beauty to the dismissal of the kid who likes her. See, I was not actually bored by it, I was more irritated by the attitude that thinks it's layered when it really isn't. It just talks about obvious shit in obvious ways. And then, after a certain point, it just felt shocking for shock's sake - that scene with Jenna Malone after having her sexual advances rejected, is both repugnant and way too on the nose.
I don't think I had any problems understanding what it was trying to say (but I'll accept any suggestion to the contrary, of course), I just didn't find any of it insightful at all.