Ollie. Ollie is one of those characters in Something Positive I’ve always found… annoying, yet engaging.
At his core, Ollie is a man who was saved from abuse by an abuser, and only feels right when everyone’s targeting him. He’s got a mindset where he has to be hated, has to be taken advantage of. And when someone’s beyond the things he’s holding on to, his brain tries to get them back to hating him.
I bet Ollie never gave a damn about getting the stage version of Shock Treatment produced. It was another vehicle for his self hate.
Steve Pinker takes the axe to something that seems smart… at first.