Working on making myself a place in the world of film, television, and streaming.
“How has the male gaze affected your favorite film and television shows?”
To a greater or lesser degree, the male gaze has improved almost every film or television show it appears in. In some cases, the male gaze is the only redeeming quality. The pathological avoidance of the male gaze renders many film and television shows bad to the point of unwatchable for straight males; which is fine if we are not their audience. Not everything needs to be for us, any more than everything needs to be for rabid feminists… they just happen to complain and whine the loudest.
If they are losing money and audience by chasing the small demographic of the diversity obsessed, then the only rational path to grow or even remain solvent is to stop wasting money on it.
When you are not operating the business, it is easy to place your ideological agenda above turning a profit. You can run your grift at one company until they lose too much money and fire you… then get hired at another company and run your grift there. This can go on until too many companies get burnt, then you need to find a job you’re legitimately good at.
I agree, the response to this new purpose was a collective yawn followed by a channel change.
When filmmakers are required to have representation and inclusion to even be considered, when people demand that the nominations HAVE to include diversity, when articles like this single out diversity and equity as the 1st through 10th criteria for being greenlit, produced, enjoyed, lauded, acclaimed, considered, nominated, or winning awards... you shouldn't expect people to believe that it did not factor into any decisions.
These may very well be the very best performances of the last year, but why would anyone believe that they were?
The purpose of the awards WAS to promote the product by trying to emphasize quality in a range of professional roles.
The purpose of the awards NOW is to promote progressive ideology by trying to emphasize quotas in a range of professional roles.
This will not be of interest to most people and those who watch will grow to assume that the professional roles were given out with the same emphasis on quotas over quality.
Pedro made a deliberately mendaciously comparison between a group of jailed victims of a singularly horrific regime - to a group of jailed people who broke a law that every single nation on the planet has in place to protect their borders. (it looks like he lied about where the picture was taken but that is a separate deceit)
You know this so why do you pretend you do not?
Gina very specifically and clearly compared the social assault and vilification of Jews that happened in Germany BEFORE the mass-murder was possible - to the social assault and vilification taking place today. This was immediately shown explicitly and emphatically to be accurate by the social assault and vilification of her.