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In article<atropos-FADE79.12261328012018@news.giganews.com>,
 BTR1701<atropos@mac.com> wrote:

> This guy has some serious issues to work through. His obvious issues 
> with the military aside, he can't even stand that Hemsworth is 
> good-looking. "Greviously handsome"? WTF?
> 
> Oh, and contrary to the writer's claim, Hemsworth's Marines did a lot 
> more than decimate the Taliban forces. They annihilated them.
> 
> 
> 
> -----------------
> https://theintercept.com/2018/01/27/12-strong-war-movies-masculinity
> 
> Peter Maass
> January 27 2018
> 
> The Hollywood Reporter published a surprising story earlier this month 
> about film studios turning away from movies about sex. A biopic about 
> Hugh Hefner is stalled, gone for the moment is a James Franco film about 
> a 15-year-old Russian prostitute, and a remake of A STAR IS BORN is 
> being re-thought, too.
> 
> "As Hollywood begins to navigate the #MeToo landscape," Tatiana Siegel 
> reported, "one of the first casualties appears to be big-screen erotica. 
> In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, studios are steering clear 
> of sex." Alyssa Rosenberg, writing in the Washington Post, hopes that 
> Hollywood's embarrassed executives are navigating "the end of a very 
> narrow way of thinking about what's alluring." Instead of movies that 
> objectify women, she suggests more films that portray sex and sexuality 
> in intelligent ways.
> 
> This reckoning is long overdue. And it can be extended to another genre 
> that has distorted how men behave: war movies. Hollywood has shown 
> itself capable of making excellent war movies (think THREE KINGS, PATHS 
> OF GLORY, and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES), but most are problematic. 
> Some of the biggest war movies of the post-9/11 era don't just show 
> violence in ways that are often gratuitous and occasionally racist. They 
> model a cliched form of masculinity that veers from simplistic to 
> monstrous.

How gay is the guy that wrote this?

> For instance, you can see Rambo and John Wayne return to life in the 
> latest war blockbuster, 12 STRONG, which was produced by Jerry 
> Bruckheimer, who also brought us BLACK HAWK DOWN. 12 STRONG is an 
> extravaganza about a Special Forces team that fought the Taliban in 
> Afghanistan in the weeks and months after 9/11. During the movie's 
> pivotal scene, the leader of the Green Berets, played by Chris Hemsworth 
> (the grievously handsome star of the THOR franchise),

Ah.  That gay.

> decimates a hive 

Can we throw him out of the bar yet?

> of Taliban fighters with his rifle ablaze as he gallops ahead on his 
> fearless horse (yes, he's riding a horse).

Ah.  That gay.

 In the same way that 
> Hemsworth's assault weapon goes rat-tat-tat and the bad guys fall like 
> bulleted dominoes,

Ah.  That gay.

 the scene itself checks off one born-in-Hollywood 
> clich