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kleinbl00  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Breaking: entertainment industry promotes unhealthy views of minority group

    People who greenlight studio films aren't generally people with their fingers on the pulse of this topic

That's a common misconception. The problem is that you're trying to sell something, not make a statement. The US film industry is about the least subsidized in the world and as such, its films reflect market forces more than any other.

The difference between "the movie you want to make" and "the movie you get to make" is who's paying for it. That's why Hollywood gives so much of a shit about the Oscars: it celebrates the movies that everybody left Poughkeepsie for but that Poughkeepsie refuses to watch because they're too busy watching a goddamn Ant Man sequel. The whole of the prestige movie economy exists as consolation bait for people who never thought they'd spend all day in front of a green screen.

tacocat  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I suppose I meant more of the on-the-ground opinion of people involved directly and the trans movement is gaining ground so quickly that that opinion is difficult to gage at best and maybe even nonexistent as a consensus. I'm not wholly ignorant of the studio process. Buying independent movies isn't a perfect solution because then the filmmakers have to foot the bill. Trial and error is maybe the best solution but it's pretty not ideal