Subject: Re: 12 STRONG: The Left is Upset (Again)
On 2018-01-28 4:20 PM, anim8rfsk wrote:
> In article<atropos-FADE79.email@example.com>,
> BTR1701<firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
>> 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
> 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
>> cliché after another: of the rugged gunslinger, the warrior in camo,
>> good versus evil, the modern vanquishing the profane, a man at his
>> Whenever I write about the real-world impact of war movies-- and I've
>> gone to bat against AMERICAN SNIPER, ZERO DARK THIRTY and 13 HOURS-- I
>> always get responses along the lines of "Relax, these are just movies.
>> Don't take them so seriously. They're harmless." That's when it becomes
>> necessary to say that movies can create or reinforce narratives of
>> history and gender that influence what people think and what they do.
>> Boys and men develop their notions of masculinity from a variety of
>> sources that include the films they watch (the extent to which this is
>> true is, of course, open to debate). The time has come for Hollywood to
>> turn away from war movies that, while satisfying to both a studio's
>> bottom line and a flag-waving concept of patriotism, perpetuate a model
>> of masculinity that does violence to us all.
> I can't believe how much I hate this clown.
> At least he's good looking
Wikipedia says he graduated from UC Berkeley. I'm guessing that has a
lot to do with his views. I'm surprised to see he's married to a woman.
I wonder who wears the pants in their house?