It used to be an annual event.
But these days every week another bad movie is rolled out with cries that anyone who isn’t going to see it is a sexist pig. We had just gotten over the latest Disney Star Wars junkpile being promoted with cries of sexism. But now it’s time to shift gears and promote Little Women.
Don’t confuse Little Women, the terrible Greta Gerwig social justice movie with the Louisa May Alcott classic. My wife is a fan of the novel and rolled her eyes when we were forced to sit through the trailer, complete with contemporary dialogue, scenes that never occurred in the original, but that only exist to play up to the socjus crowd. Indeed, looking at the trailer, it would be easy to assume that the Greta Gerwig movie just borrows the characters and the setting, and a few moments, like the burned hair, while jettisoning most of the rest for politically correct scenes and impassioned speeches about the oppression of women.
There have already been a ton of adaptations of Little Women. And their quality has varied. Everyone from the BBC to William Shatner has taken a whack at the original material. Greta Gerwig’s is likely to be the most expensive and the absolute worst.
Janet Maslin’s New York Times tantrum about men showing no interest in seeing Little Women is kicking off the sexism campaign. Even assuming that Little Women isn’t the CW drama that its trailer makes it out to be, so what?
Men and women, despite current socjus orthodoxy, are different. Women don’t rush off to see the latest John Wick sequel. Men don’t rush off to see a period piece about female adolescence.
That’s not a hate crime. It’s human nature.
The previous attempts to falsely claim sexism to promote bad movies were largely focused on female reboots of male action movies, e.g. Ghostbusters, Star Wars, but men were never going to rush out and watch Little Women anyway. Claiming that’s sexism makes a mockery of actual sexism, which doesn’t consist of requiring men to have the same taste as women, but the actual mistreatment of women by men.