Hollywood Pushes Liberal Agenda

Discussion in 'Media Racism and Stereotyping' started by Bart, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Heretic

    Heretic Master

    May 1, 2015
    This should probably go into the "Movies" thread, but just as well here:

    Last Week Top Box Office Results:

    Crazy Rich Asians $24.8M
    The Meg $12.8M
    The Happytime Murders $9.5M
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout $8.1M
    Mile 22 $6.4M

    Pathetic numbers. Dead.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
  2. DixieDestroyer

    DixieDestroyer Hall of Famer

    Jan 19, 2007
  3. FootballDad

    FootballDad Hall of Famer

    Oct 19, 2009
    Somewhere near Kansas City, MO
    And when they say "anti-LGBT" they mean somebody who doesn't actively promote this degenerate lifestyle. A politician could be a normal person who stands up for all of his/her constituents regardless of sexual preference but that's not enough.
  4. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Oct 30, 2004
    United States
    Good to see ALL of the comments there are negative. I added one of my own.
  5. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Thirty penises in one episode? Zendaya’s new series, filled with graphic nudity, violence and drug use among young people, is so extreme that one star quit mid-shoot, but the network hopes that authenticity will help the show break through: "It's not sensational to be sensational."
    On June 16, casual TV surfers (and AT&T executives) might be surprised if they check out what's on the company's HBO channel: an erect penis. It's just one of many jarring elements of Euphoria, the new teen drama that offers perhaps the most unflinching, not to mention explicit, take on modern adolescence ever to hit U.S. television.

    The male genitalia in the pilot is not attached to any of the largely 20-something cast. Instead, it's care of actor Eric Dane, who commits statutory rape with a 17-year-old trans girl (newcomer Hunter Schafer, 20). Though the sequence uses a prosthetic, it's still likely to shock most audiences — as will a handful of other graphic scenes in the pilot, from a gut-wrenching drug overdose by star Zendaya, 22, to a sex scene between teens involving choking. In one episode alone, close to 30 penises flash onscreen.

    "There are going to be parents who are going to be totally ******* freaked out," says Euphoriacreator Sam Levinson, 34, son of director Barry Levinson, who wrote all eight episodes based on his own past struggles with addiction. It is for these and other reasons that former HBO chairman Richard Plepler would often tell people the series makes Netflix's teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why look like an after-school special. "It's a good insight into how hard it is to grow up in this time," says castmember Maude Apatow, 21, who's hoping her parents, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, watch the Drake-produced series. Adds HBO programming president Casey Bloys: "We're not trying to put out a Gossip Girl."

    The show arrives with business implications as well. Amid the #MeToo movement and a re-evaluation of sexual mores and politics in the digital age, HBO is attempting to create buzz among a newer generation when so much of the 500-plus-show universe is lost on young people. The premium programmer's mandate under new parent AT&T is to ramp up content to compete with streaming rivals; that the network is doing so in the YA space is no surprise given the success of the genre on digital platforms, particularly Netflix.

    While Euphoria isn't likely to fill any Game of Thrones-size voids at the network — as even one HBO insider admits of the show, "It's not for everyone" — it'll inevitably get people talking. Still, "It's not sensational to be sensational," says Bloys, noting that the point of the show is to expose an adult audience to the challenges of growing up in 2019, and that many of the scenes come directly from Levinson's life. "It may seem boundary-pushing, and the idea of putting them on TV may be, but somebody lived them."

    The risqué material was even too much for a principal castmember. While shooting the pilot, actor Brian "Astro" Bradley, 22, a former X Factor contestant and rapper signed to Nas' label, wanted out of the show. Details surrounding his exit are fiercely guarded, but sources say Bradley was uncomfortable shooting scenes that weren't in the original pilot script and suggested his character would experiment with homosexuality in future episodes. After a lengthy back-and-forth with producers, HBO stepped in and replaced Bradley with The Hate U Give's Algee Smith. They reshot his parts in the pilot, including an intense sex scene with 21-year-old actress Sydney Sweeney, who says of the recasting, "Let's just say I'm very glad that Algee is playing the character."

    Despite HBO's enthusiasm for authentic and edgy content, the network does have its limits. According to Levinson and Zendaya, execs pushed back on two scenes. One was the opening shot, which in the final version begins with Zendaya's character narrating her birth. "I was repeatedly crushed over and over by the cruel cervix of my mother," she says as a CGI clip of herself as a baby in utero plays onscreen. But Levinson actually wanted to start with a dolly shot that began on the lights in the hospital room, boomed down behind a doctor and went straight between her mother's legs and into her vagina. "They were like, 'Nah, you can't open it that way,' " says Levinson. "I just thought, 'It's a battle I don't need to fight right now.'" They had already shot the scene, though, and actress Nika King, who plays Zendaya's mom in the show, says she had another actress step in to portray the most intimate part. "Her vagina got credit, don't worry,” she says. "It's on IMDb Pro, I promise you."

    The network also voiced concerns about a scene in the second episode featuring dozens of naked high school boys in what Levinson intended as a gender-bent homage to the famous Carrie locker room scene. What made it to air is a trimmed-down version of the original shot, which included "like, 80 more" penises, he says. That may not sit well with some viewers, as Parents Television Council president Tim Winter argues that the series "appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content — sex, violence, profanity and drug use — to teens and preteens."

    full article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...ia-courts-controversy-how-teen-sex-is-1217606
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  6. Freethinker

    Freethinker Hall of Famer

    Oct 3, 2008
    Brooklyn, New York
    The show’s creator is a perverted tribesman, Sam Levinson. Imagine my shock.
  7. Charles Martel

    Charles Martel Hall of Famer

    Mar 14, 2007
    Soon as I glanced at the article, I knew the show must have been created by one of the so-called "chosen".
  8. Truthteller

    Truthteller Mentor

    Oct 19, 2009
    I agree, Freethinker. I assumed the degenerate behind this trash would have either been a 39 year old Amish man from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania or a 49 year old Mormon (with 7 kids) from Provo, Utah?

    Up until reading this link, I knew nothing about 21-year-old actress Sydney Sweeney. I'm sure her parents are so proud of their petite, blonde daughter? Up until 2004, I regret to say, I used to listen to Howard Stern on a fairly regular basis before he went to Sirius Radio. I remember most of the White, Asian and Mexican porn women that came on his radio/TV show would tell the hook-nosed pervert how they refused to "perform" with blacks. Congrats to the Sweeney family, your 5' 2" Catholic daughter has lower standards than a typical "porn prostitute". I guess a ding-bat Shiksa from Seattle has to do what her Kosher masters tell her, or she wont get her share of worthless, fleeting fame and shekels!

    Also, I wonder why the 21 year-old Catholic girl was whored out to do the intense sex scene with bizarre looking Astro and Algee and not fellow 21 year old actress Maude Apatow, who was no doubt named after feminist pioneer Bea Arthur's character?

    Perhaps this is the reason Sam Levinson didn't whore out Maude? https://www.kveller.com/these-famous-jewish-dads-are-raising-girls-with-chutzpah/

    P.S: I sincerely hope Judd Apatow's 2 daughters go full feminist and never have children. But if they do, they should only breed with the likes of Algee and Astro. That would really show "racist whitey" how progressive the Apatow Tribe is!
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