Did you notice an awful lot of gay characters in movies during 2017? If so, you’re an ignorant bigot. According to the analysts at GLAAD, all major Hollywood studios performed poorly in terms of forwarding the gay agenda on the big screen. Oh sure, there were two movies entirely dedicated to gay themes, but “Love, Simon” and “Call Me By Your Name” are not enough.
Ever since Designated Survivor debuted on ABC on September 21, 2016, television viewers dared hope that the program, which starred Kiefer Sutherland – the actor who portrayed heroic counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer for eight seasons on the popular Fox series 24 -- would give the audience a fair representation of both conservative and liberal political views. However, it wasn't long before the lead character began touting liberal views on a variety of issues, including gun control, racism and amnesty.
Busy Philipps is set to bring her big pop culture perspective to a new late night show on E! “Who?” you doubtless ask. Busy Philipps is a slightly less known Hollywood actress, who’s used to smaller roles. You might recognize her as a former star of the cult-famous Freaks and Geeks, or you might remember as a campaigner for Hillary Clinton, and that lady who wigged out when she was confused with Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a photo.
Show business is just that: a business. When a business tries to offend and isolate customers, there is a fairly decent chance that it will go out of business.
In an interview with Variety, the cast of Will and Grace, as well as the creators, took on Trump and identity politics, and promised a vast score of political jokes to come in the popular sitcom’s reboot. Actor Eric McCormack stated, “We’re going to be as progressive and offensive as we can be. If we don’t offend somebody with every show, we’re probably getting a little safe.”
This Fall TV season is starting to arrive and the Emmys are just around the corner. Likely both will provide the media with new opportunities to preach to ordinary Americans about how diverse Hollywood is. But what those claims won’t tell you is that Hollywood is one of the most racist, sexist places to work.
Charlton Heston must be rolling over in his grave. The new Apes film cast is monkeying around with political statements. Set to be released on July 14, War for the Planet of the Apes is the third installment in the rebooted franchise. While some denied any intentional parallels to the Trump era, cast members and The Hollywood Reporter said the film eerily mirrors present day politics.
Vice Media, a digital Website and broadcasting company that generates news on technology and related topics, removed two articles from its site on Wednesday, June 28, that supposedly discussed a behind-the-scenes tumult over the addition of an animatronic robot version of President Donald Trump in the “Hall of Presidents” attraction in the Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton has joined the ranks of his fellow bandmembers in levying judgment on the rise of the Trump administration. In his words, the “vision of America is gone. It’s a much harsher world.” In an interview with Variety, the musician spoke about his work with MusiCares, a program that helps musicians with addictions, and the struggle to stay relevant in modern society. Clayton made it clear that he does not actually struggle with staying relevant because hopefully U2’s new music will speak to the people who suffer from a lack of democracy.
Long before the fake news reports by such fake news New York Times reporters as Jayson Blair and Herbert Matthews, there was fake news reporter Walter Duranty who wrote fake news stories about Joseph Stalin's 1932/33 systematic starvation of Ukrainian peasants...the Holodomor. Although Duranty has been written about in the past, movie audiences will soon see him portrayed on the big screen.
The left and entertainment press have had a field day whining about how much more Harrison Ford was paid for his role in The Force Awakens compared to costars and series newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
“Harrison Ford Was Paid Over 50x More Than ‘Star Wars’ Co-Stars” Variety’s headline blared. (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Academy-Award winning British actress Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility) doesn’t get why younger women are rejecting the label of feminist.
During a Sept. 2 interview with Variety about her new film A Walk in the Woods, the self-described “radical feminist” complained that she found the reluctance for young actressesto embrace the title of “feminist” simply, “bizarre.”
Thompson then astutely surmised the reason must be because these women don’t want to be treated equally.