I was reading an article on how the Juilliard School (and the American theater industry in general) have allowed themselves to be dictated to by the BLM trained students in their midst to such an extent that there is real fear that no one will go to any of the plays currently being produced on Broadway or elsewhere in the country because the effects of equity, inclusion and diversity have made the plays too awful to enjoy. That got me thinking about Hollywood.
We all know just how terrified Hollywood was of the BLM blackmailers. Back when the rioters were burning down the big cities during the “Summer of George,” Hollywood wrote up new hiring rules that ensure that no new straight white male will be hired in Hollywood ever again. That includes actors, directors, writers, editors, carpenters, electricians or anything else. And now the gay white men are next. Pretty soon the only white people in Hollywood will be the owners of the studios. And now with the LGBTQ agenda taking center stage in most movies it’s hard to see how they’ll stay afloat.
And I think it’s great. Pretty soon this brilliant business strategy will finish off the last ten percent of Hollywood movies that people still watch. That ten percent is made up of mostly super hero movies and cartoons. Disney has signaled that they are going to cut their ties with their “Eurocentric” and “hetero-normative” roots and embark on a brave new world of BIPOC and LGBTQ story lines and characters that is sure to frighten away their remaining customers.
I said that I think this turn of events is great because losing their audience is the best thing that can happen to Hollywood for us. Now that China has rejected Hollywood’s cultural programming, profitability is becoming difficult. If the industry continues to shed its audience there will come a point where some combination of creative types and venture capitalists will see an opportunity to make movies that people want to see. Whoever it is will have to defy the gatekeepers that dictate what can and can’t be shown. But nature abhors a vacuum. Demand will create the opportunity for a new industry.
Think about it. Disney and the other studios have made it their mission to take old fairy tales and children’s stories and refashion them into LGBTQ struggle sessions. Who is the target audience for these movies? Well, Millennials and Zoomers don’t even go to the movies anymore. They just stream junk they can get on their phones. The audience is children and their parents. But recent events have shown that even the most tolerant parents will draw the line when their children are being groomed for acceptance of unnatural and dangerous lifestyles and points of view. These Millennial parents are looking for something safe for their kids. The time is ripe for someone to provide that. And with the copyrights on the old Disney films ending starting in the next decade or so, even these old chestnuts will find a new life in the hands of people who want to give parents something safe and wholesome.
The Left has no one to blame for all this but themselves. Non-white actors and entertainers have been popular and welcome in America for many decades. What isn’t welcome is a quota system on who we get to see and stories that aren’t entertaining. Look, if someone wants to cast Eddie Murphy as the Nutty Professor, then fine! If he’s funny, chances are lots of people will go to see it. But if you provide only movies that pound the audience in the head about what a rotten country this is and how the only good people are either black or queer then maybe, just maybe people will decide to stay home. Do this for long enough and someone will see an opportunity to fill a need.
Lately there have been start ups trying to make non-Leftist movies. I think the Daily Wire (of all places!) has gotten some funding to start making movies. To me that doesn’t sound like the place where it will happen. If I were going to guess how it will work Netflix will decide to fund a production company that specializes in non-Leftist fare. What they’ve recently done with their comedy specials by Chapelle and Gervais give a hint that profitability is becoming more important than virtue signaling. And if they don’t then maybe Elon Musk or Peter Thiel will put together a consortium of billionaires who want to make some cash. But however, it happens the certainty is that it will happen. The current output from Hollywood now resembles the films made under Stalin in the heyday of the Soviet Union. Americans usually don’t like to clap on command.
I haven’t seen a theatrical film in over ten years. If I want to watch a movie I will go to Turner Classics or AMC, or pull a disc from my library. or, for animation, go to a Japanese service like Crunchyroll. American movies are just dreck. The films of the 30s and 40s put modern work to shame. The musicals of the 50s and 60s are marvelous, but they just don’t know how to make them anymore. The art is gone, and what we are left with are those stern, angular posters of Stalinist Russia There will never be… Read more »
Those movies will not come back. But surely we can do better than the poison they’re spewing today. There are good writers. And actors will play what they are given. All that is needed is some money and the will to give people what they want. I think it will happen in my lifetime.
To answer your question I will list movies that I have paid to see and enjoyed: Top Gun – Maverick, Yes, it was a remake of the old one but it was fun and did not bash America. It had a good cast that was diverse without hitting you over the head with “Girl Power” or “Black Power” or anything like that. Free Guy – Silly good fun. Knives Out – A good detective story. People like a good detective story and you don’t need 100 million dollars worth of special effects. I haven’t seen a good comedy in years.… Read more »
Top Gun was an interesting throwback. It should show Hollywood what they’re doing wrong.
Unfortunately, the takeaway Hollywood will see is to make a black top gun version and then a black trans top gun version and then …