Society/Culture Woke. Can you tell real from parody?

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Hall of Famer
Sep 15, 2007
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I don't know
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God damn the 20-10/20s were a movie can't be produced without a women in a position of power.

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her power here is derived from monarchy. I.e. she was a princess.

all through human history a women has been able to get into positions of power (if there was no equal male monarch) no matter how patriachical the society if she was a monarch.
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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Using Star Wars as an example is... interesting. It's not everyone's cup of tea but the original trilogy had good characters and plot lines. No one cared that Leia was a strong female lead, or Lando Calrissian was a black guy, or Darth Vader was voiced by a black guy etc. because they were good characters that added to the films. Even in the prequels (1999-2005) most hatred was directed at Jar Jar (alien) and Hayden Christensen (white male) as Anakin because he's a terrible actor. People didn't love Ewan McGregor because he's a white male, they loved him because he was a believable as a young Sir Alec Guinness. No one cared there was a black Jedi because Samuel L Jackson is a badass everything.

The new trilogy (2015-2019) had few positives, and one of those was an interesting female lead (Rey) whose development ended up being terrible. Ignoring the fact that they just weren't good films overall the producers shoe-horned in minority characters for the sake of it. The promos for the first one were all about a black stormtrooper - which made people ask how that was possible given they were originally clones of Jake the Muss. That character was introduced in Ep 7 and had the potential to be something but ended up going nowhere. Rose Tico (token asian female) and Vice-Admiral Holdo (token purple-haired female leader) added nothing to the films. If the studio was focused on just making a good film instead of box ticking diversity criteria they would've had fewer characters and put more development into the ones that were there. And had a plot.

Game of Thrones is another thing that melted internet movie (well, TV) fans. It was very white but no one cared that Daenerys and Cersei were calling the shots, Arya was a badass, lady Olenna was a boss etc. But they hated almost everything about the final season and what happened to certain characters and existing plot lines.
 

Ghost Patrol

Vice President of Antifa (not PRGuy)
Sep 17, 2019
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Richmond
Using Star Wars as an example is... interesting. It's not everyone's cup of tea but the original trilogy had good characters and plot lines. No one cared that Leia was a strong female lead, or Lando Calrissian was a black guy, or Darth Vader was voiced by a black guy etc. because they were good characters that added to the films. Even in the prequels (1999-2005) most hatred was directed at Jar Jar (alien) and Hayden Christensen (white male) as Anakin because he's a terrible actor. People didn't love Ewan McGregor because he's a white male, they loved him because he was a believable as a young Sir Alec Guinness. No one cared there was a black Jedi because Samuel L Jackson is a badass everything.

The new trilogy (2015-2019) had few positives, and one of those was an interesting female lead (Rey) whose development ended up being terrible. Ignoring the fact that they just weren't good films overall the producers shoe-horned in minority characters for the sake of it. The promos for the first one were all about a black stormtrooper - which made people ask how that was possible given they were originally clones of Jake the Muss. That character was introduced in Ep 7 and had the potential to be something but ended up going nowhere. Rose Tico (token asian female) and Vice-Admiral Holdo (token purple-haired female leader) added nothing to the films. If the studio was focused on just making a good film instead of box ticking diversity criteria they would've had fewer characters and put more development into the ones that were there. And had a plot.

Game of Thrones is another thing that melted internet movie (well, TV) fans. It was very white but no one cared that Daenerys and Cersei were calling the shots, Arya was a badass, lady Olenna was a boss etc. But they hated almost everything about the final season and what happened to certain characters and existing plot lines.
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