How deep is Hollywood’s commitment to its social agenda?
Upsetting religious Americans is one thing. That’s fun for the industry. But it knows better than to upset Communist China.
Pen America has an extensive new report delving into how Hollywood appeases the Communist Party with quotes like these…
As one Hollywood producer said to PEN America, “All of us are fearful of being named in an article even generally discussing China in Hollywood.” Another Hollywood producer put it just as bluntly: “It’s hard for people to speak on the record if they want to keep their jobs.”
Meanwhile this is the same industry that beats its chest over McCarthyism.
Meanwhile, in the name of such terms as “social morality,” Beijing has implemented a wide-ranging ban on LGBTQ+ portrayals…
And Hollywood is happy to comply…
Beijing’s censors commonly demand that kisses between same-sex characters disappear, in movies like Cloud Atlas (Warner Brothers Pictures, 2013),94 Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Pictures, 2016),95 and Alien: Covenant (Twentieth Century Fox, 2017);96 they also demanded the removal of several scenes about the sexuality of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury from the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (Twentieth Century Fox, 2018)
The same industry that keeps scolding Americans, eagerly defers to Communist censors even on the issue it cares the most about.
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