Formerly law student, film student, English major, theatre grad, philosophy major and film critic for years on Houston radio. All of them except one was a lot of fun.
Yeah, absurd to look at historical films/books/art and examine how the majority of people had different points of view 50-100 years ago, how and why those perspectives might have changed.
I like the folks who soak in their own swill and consider intellectual curiosity a capital offense. Those were the ones who were contemptuous of education and referred to "readers" as Longhairs, Bleeding Hearts, sentimentalists, ivory tower snobs, self-important. They view ignorance as their one strength.
Too bad they don't actually watch the films and the TCM discussions on problematic movies and learn how different the views of the hosts can be and are before making uninformed and naive observations.