A banned race in Hollywood.
Blacklists are back and Hollywood’s got ’em: Warner Brothers has decided its next Superman will be super-woke and must star a black Superman.
More important, the studio has decided that in order to make the film the “super-woke” concept they envision it must only hire blacks to make it. Not only has the studio hired a black writer to write the script, it is insisting that the director and crew must be black also.
The Hollywood Reporter proudly makes note of the fact that they are looking for only black people to do it all, and are looking for a black director. The piece unabashedly excludes the film’s producer J.J. Abrams as a candidate purely because it would be “tone-deaf.”
Nor is that all. Hollywood also wants the focus for all its future superhero films to be “diversity” and racial oppression rather those evil and quaint old concepts of “truth, justice, and the American way.”
Diversity and representation remain key drivers of the DC universe moving forward. Warners is developing a Latino Blue Beetle movie with Angel Manuel Soto attached to direct, and HBO Max is casting for a gay Green Lantern character for an upcoming series. And The CW’s Arrowverse is about to get its second Black female superhero series with Ava DuVernay’s Naomi (Batwoman also features a Black lead, Javicia Leslie) just as Black Lightning is about to wrap its final season.
In the 1960s and 1970s Hollywood correctly forced the ending the discrimination against blacks, merely because of their skin color. Beforehand the industry had been forced by bigoted theater owners and audiences in the Democratically-controlled southern states to exclude blacks from its films. In the 1960s the studios started refusing to play that game, in a just and righteous campaign to end such racial discrimination By the the 1970s, the war had been won and, as long as they showed they had the skill and talent to do the job, black actors and filmmakers could get work, at any level. The issue of skin color was removed.
The pendulum however has now swung entirely to the other extreme. Now it appears that all minorities must be given favor in casting and script decisions and hiring. The hiring of whites must be minimized, to the point of utter idiocy.
In other words, Hollywood — dominated fully by the Democratic Party — has now become no different than those southern theater owners and audiences, except that instead of hating blacks Hollywood despises whites.
Keep these facts in mind the next time you are thinking of watching a movie. You might reconsider giving the bigots in Hollywood any money for these new productions. Maybe you should instead consider watching older films, such as the 1978 Superman film, made at a time when freedom, justice, and the end of hate and discrimination were the goals.
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