Dawn Slusher is a contributing writer for MRC Culture.
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If you needed any more proof of how much Hollywood is obsessed with sexualizing children, look no further than this review in The Hollywood Reporter by film critic Todd McCarthy. McCarthy criticized Paramount’s theatrical release Dora and the Lost City of Gold because he felt that the child characters weren’t sexualized enough. As one blog put it, his review came off as very “pervy.”
If you thought TBS’s strange comedy The Detour couldn’t possibly top their disturbing sexualization of a young girl last season, you might be unpleasantly surprised to find out they came pretty close in Tuesday’s episode, “The Game Show.” This time, the scene involves a teen boy simulating masturbation of an adult man dressed in a cow costume while also begging his mother to roll over 12 supine men and their penises. I know, I know. I did warn you that this comedy is strange.
After streaming giant Netflix’s vow to fight Georgia’s new “Heartbeat” bill went viral across mainstream media outlets in May, those same outlets were silent on the issue's effect as they reported on the company’s historic subscriber loss and the resulting drop in its shares when announced last week. This, despite a massive drive by various pro-life groups to boycott the company in the same quarter that it experienced the loss.
We’re 5 episodes into TBS’s comedy The Detour, and still, nothing much has changed. The show is still relying on typical anti-Christian storylines, caricatures and stereotypes as fodder for its plotlines, and when it does branch out into something more unusual, it’s disgusting, incestuous stories that would make most pedophiles smile. Given that Samantha Bee is the creator, this comes as no surprise. The show proved a while ago that they’re not talented enough to come up with new material instead of constantly relying on cliché attacks on Christianity.
Out of the mouths of babes, as they say! When it’s Hollywood babes, however, what comes out of their mouths isn’t always very cute or funny. Such was the case on HBO’s hit drama Big Little Lies which is on its second season after the first received rave reviews. On Sunday’s episode, “She Knows,” the writers of thought it would be amusing to have a little boy call God a “douchebag.”
Freeform’s liberal teen dramedy The Bold Type once again promoted a pro-abortion storyline, but this time they also went hard after pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, claiming they, “flood your brain with anti-abortion propaganda and false medical statistics,” and that they’re “run by anti-choice groups...designed to scare women away from getting medical help.”
If there’s one thing that ABC’s sitcom Black-ish wants us to know, aside from the fact that they’re ultra-liberal and love to race-bait, it’s that they have an affinity for controversial, ex-football player Colin Kaepernick, whom they’ve previously labeled a civil rights hero.
The racially charged ABC sitcom black-ish[sic] took to defending black, inner-city neighborhoods on Tuesday’s episode, “Good in the ‘Hood,” stating that they’re “stereotyped as dangerous” and that white people avoid them because they’re racist.
Watching Amazon Prime’s British comedy series Catastrophe is like being at Thanksgiving dinner hoping to make it through the whole meal without any political arguments from your left-leaning relatives. You just want to enjoy your meal in peace when suddenly, during the very last course of dessert, your socialist cousin lets loose with a vicious, mean-spirited political rant against Mike Pence and Donald Trump, among other topics, before you can take the last bite of your pumpkin pie.
Let’s see. So far, TBS’s Miracle Workers has depicted our Biblical God as lazy and inept, requiring His assistant to wipe Him after using the bathroom and to help Him operate a microwave oven, denigrated Him with dick jokes, and referred to Him as “an illiterate madman,” who lies and swears. If you think there wouldn’t be much left to use to disparage our Creator with, you’d be wrong.
TV Land’s comedy Teachers, the show that not long ago compared school shootings to bear attacks for comedic fodder, gave us a new liberal lecture on Tuesday’s episode “Teacher Depreciation Week,” claiming that “teachers aren’t the problem (for poor education), the government is,” and that budget cuts are keeping them from having adequate school supplies.
Since we last left off on TBS’s anti-religious comedy Miracle Workers, the show (which centers around our Biblical God) has continued to depict God as moronic, inept and an annoyance to everyone around Him, including the assistant He needs to help Him wipe Himself and operate a microwave oven, among other tasks.
ABC’s comedy black-ish (sic) celebrated black history on Tuesday’s episode, “Black History Month.” But only liberal black figures were truly celebrated while only one conservative, Dr. Ben Carson, was mentioned…and treated like a pariah. The show also depicted its white characters as ignorant and racist, as per usual.
Freeform’s comedy grown-ish, a spinoff of ABC’s black-ish, surprisingly poked a little fun at gender identity and queer performance art on Wednesday’s episode, “Body Count,” with one character remarking, “I have no idea what you people are saying,” as his lesbian friend tries to insult him by calling him privileged, cisgendered, and heteronormative.
TBS’s new comedy Miracle Workers sank even lower in its anti-religious bigotry in just its second episode Tuesday night, “13 Days.” The episode features clips of comedian Bill Maher mocking religion and God, as he so often does, which leads God (Steve Buscemi) to pretend it doesn’t hurt His feelings. But He still wants Maher killed. More specifically, He wants to “explode his penis.” You can’t tell at all that this was written by the typically immature, sex-obsessed, faith-bashing leftist Hollywood, can you? /sarcasm. But don't worry, the creator insists the episode carries "more meaning" than just "one big, elaborate dick joke."
If the approximately 5,892,643 other attempts by Hollywood to mock and criticize God, TBS’s new comedy Miracle Workers has just given us one more vehicle that does just that. Though there is no mention of Jesus yet, the Christian/Jewish God of The Bible is definitely the target, according to a Vanity Fair article titled, “How Miracle Workers Turns Heaven into a Corporate Hell.”
CBS’s hit cop drama Blue Bloods does it again! And wow, did they do it powerfully! Friday’s episode, “My Brother’s Keeper,” once again depicted the risks that police officers face on the job and the trauma it can cause them off the job, especially with a liberal press and anti-police sentiment adding to their trauma. This episode is one of the most powerful ones I have ever seen from this show, as it went in-depth into the private pain of a hero in blue who accidentally kills a little girl while in the line of duty. As he becomes consumed with guilt and grief, a bullying leftist media only add to his pain as he spirals downward to the point of suicide.
TV Land’s comedy Teachers took on the issue of gender-neutral bathrooms in Tuesday’s episode, “Sidelined.” There were some funny moments as the show poked fun at how over-the-top and stereotypical its most liberal teacher, Ms. Cecilia Cannon (Caitlin Barlow), can be, but of course, being a typical Hollywood show, the storyline turned out to be pro-gender-neutral bathrooms. Bear in mind that the show takes place at an elementary school, and Ms. Cannon’s class is made up of special-needs students.
ABC’s The Conners, a spinoff from the cancelled show Roseanne, spun a story meant to create sympathy for illegal immigrants in their season finale on Tuesday, “We Continue to Truck,” claiming, “These people are just trying to have a better life.” Never mind how many illegal immigrants have brought in drugs, committed crimes (in addition to being in the country illegally), and added to the numbers of violent attacks by gangs such as MS-13.
Freeform’s spin-off comedy Grown-ish, which originated from ABC's Black-ish and follows the Johnson family’s oldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she explores adult life in college, took a shot at controversial rapper Kanye West and his support for President Trump on Wednesday’s episode, “In My Feelings.”