The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Star and Co-Writer of Slave Revolt Movie Were Accused of Raping Girl in College

Nate Parker (left) and Jean Celestin (right) were Penn State wrestling teammates. A much-praised new movie about an 1831 slave revolt, which had been considered a possible Oscar contender, is in trouble because of revelations that the film’s star and director was accused of raping an 18-year-old college student in 1999. Birth of a Nation […]

‘Especially as a Woman of Color’

  The left-wing Democrats who operate the educational bureaucracy in America have hammered the “social justice” mentality so deeply into the psyches of young people that they don’t even recognize it as a ideology. Unable to think except within the formulaic boundaries prescribed by political slogans — “Equality!” “Progress!” “Diversity!” — the 21st-century Progressive Youth […]

SJW ‘Ghostbusters’ Flops to No. 8

  The feminist remake of Ghostbusters has predictably failed at the box office. After opening at No. 2 its first weekend ($46 million gross in the U.S., behind The Secret Life of Pets), last weekend the ‘busters went bust, tumbling all the way to No. 5 ($21 million). This was a one-week decline of 54% […]

NBC’s New Sitcom: ‘Abortion Barbie’?

Hollywood liberalism beyond parody: Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013 for filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. Now the former Democratic state senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC. Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator […]

Social Justice, Matt Damon and the Hollywood Fantasy of Prostitution

Am I the only one who remembers what Hollywood did to Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears? Clancy wrote a 1991 Cold War thriller that portrayed a terrorist collaboration between an East German nuclear physicist and Palestinian radicals. However, by the time it emerged as a movie in 2002, the cinematic arbiters of political […]

Feminists Chase ‘Avengers’ Director Off Twitter, Because … Gender Theory?

Let me explain something up front: Hollywood blockbusters are not made by conforming to people’s pet political theories. The target audience is 12-year-olds who want to see a lot of explosions and chase scenes and stuff like that. Yet the bottom-line calculations of box-office profit mean nothing to feminists: Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss […]

REVEALED: Colonel Jessup’s Bean Jones

by Smitty #ReplaceMovieLinesWithCoffee Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with coffee. (1/13) — Who-cubby? POTUS? (@smitty_one_each) January 5, 2015 #ReplaceMovieLinesWithCoffee Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have deeper coffee than you could possibly fathom. (2/13) — Who-cubby? POTUS? (@smitty_one_each) January […]

What Self-Hatred Looks Like

@LisaKudrow expresses #feminism by obverse reaction: Lisa Kudrow: ‘Gay Men Are Superior Beings In My Mind’ . . . Although she notes that “the people I work with are gay,” Kudrow says her love of the gay community extends beyond the confines of Hollywood, too. “I don’t know who I’m going to offend by leaving […]

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