Thursday, 8 December 2016

Hollywood Bigotry

Cutting In One Direction Only

OK--it's confession time.  We confess to being greatly entertained when the hypocrisy and self-serving cant of Hollywood gets exposed.  Someone observed recently that Hollywood, the media, and their collective product have long been the greatest export of the United States.  It has made the United States "plastic fantastic".  Who would criticise such a starlit vista, such an orgy of self-congratulation?

Hollywood has a great deal of self-respect.  It sees itself as the conscience of the nation.  Like the USS Enterprise it goes boldly, where no man has gone before.  It pushes the boundaries.  It confronts the nation's ills.  It starts conversations we all apparently need to have.  It shames the wicked and bolsters the weak, the outcast, and the minorities.  The Entertainment Complex sees itself as a Saviour, a Messiah, the guardian of the nation.

Of course all this is self-inflated rubbish, but it feeds gigantic insatiable egos--and so goes Tinsel Town.  Thus it never fails to be deliciously ironic when the cant, the narrow mindedness, the self-reinforcing, perverse echo chamber is exposed--as it has been a thousand times, and likely will be a thousand times more.

The most recent example was the thumbs down given to a movie made about Dr Gosnell and his Abortion House of Horrors.
 It tells the story of a murderer of children for profit who is now spending his days incarcerated.  No-one (that is, no Tinsel Town insider) came forward to fund the making of the movie.  So it was funded by ordinary Joes.  Now that the movie is "in the can", Hollywood has decided it does not want to distribute the flick.  Why?  It's too controversial.  Well knock me down with a feather--too controversial.

We will give you a bit of time to recover from your belly laughs. . . . OK, wipe the tears of laughter  from your eyes, and we will press on.

Hollywood distributors dismiss ‘Gosnell’ movie as ‘too controversial,’ filmmaker says

Hollywood Distributors Dismiss ‘Gosnell’ Movie as ‘Too Controversial,’ Filmmaker Says

Kate Scanlon

Hollywood film distributors have rejected the movie “Gosnell,” because they believe it is “too controversial,” Phelim McAleer, one of the producers of the film, told TheBlaze in an interview.

The film tells the story of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in 2013 of performing abortions beyond Pennsylvania’s 24-week limit in addition to three counts of the first-degree murder of infants born alive and for the involuntary manslaughter of an adult patient named Karnamaya Mongar.

“Hollywood says it loves controversy, it loves diversity. Hollywood says it welcomes hard-hitting products, but they release all their movies with a similar content,” McAleer said, pointing to the pro-abortion films “Obvious Child” and “Grandma.” “Those movies cast abortion in a positive, friendly light. ‘Gosnell’ shines a harsh spotlight on it, a truthful spotlight, and that’s what they don’t like. They don’t mind abortion being the subject — it’s just when you challenge abortion as a good thing, then they run away.”

McAleer said that the film will be released independently, as Dinesh D’Souza did with his film “2016: Obama’s America.”  “There’s a massive audience out there for this kind of content, massive,” McAleer said. “We’re going to satisfy that audience.”

McAleer said distributors’ rejection of “Gosnell” is indicative of Hollywood “not understanding their audience,” adding that his movie “shakes people’s belief” in abortion and that  “Hollywood gatekeepers don’t want that to happen.”  “Mainstream Hollywood is just like the mainstream media,” McAleer said. “They don’t want an alternative message getting out.”

He hopes to have the film be in theaters next year.  Producers of the film, which was made with a record-breaking crowd-funding campaign, say it has received positive reviews from early viewers.
Apparently the cutting edge is only permissible when it cuts in one direction, and one direction only.  That's pretty much a text-book definition of narrow minded bigotry.

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