Skip to comments.Washington Compost: Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.
Posted on 06/04/2020 7:48:09 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Like many other industries, entertainment companies have issued statements of support for the protests against racism and police brutality now filling Americas streets. But theres something Hollywood can do to put its money where its social media posts are: immediately halt production on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America.
For a century, Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect. Theres a reason for that beyond a reactionary streak hiding below the industrys surface liberalism. Purely from a dramatic perspective, crime makes a story seem consequential, investigating crime generates action, and solving crime provides for a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion.
The result is an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified. There are always gaps between reality and fiction, but given what policing in America has too often become, Hollywoods version of it looks less like fantasy and more like complicity.
Theres no question that it would be costly for networks and studios to walk away from the police genre entirely. Canceling Dick Wolfs Chicago franchise of shows would wipe out an entire night of NBCs prime-time programming; dropping Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a planned spinoff would cut even further into the lineup.
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Shut down Amazon...
No wait.. just shut down the WaPo.
Uh...what about gangster rap?
Save Lucifer !!
Somebody who has not been mugged enough.
That’s okay, I there are enough reruns of Adam-12, The Rockford Files and Dragnet to keep me going for a while.
On the right, it's about being accepted.
On the left, it's one-upmanship.
Yeesh, maybe panti-fa can knock a few of those extra teeth out.
The better 45 looks to independent voters the worse these riots will get...rioters will most likely harass millions of voters election night folks
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but she will be the first to beg for help from 911 if the looters come her way
I hate these people
Fascist Censorship is the Democrat answer to all things they cannot control. Hitler and Stalin both burned books, and now the Lefty wants to as well.
immediately halt production on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America.
Go ahead, MAKE my day
She looks like Mr. Ed’s sister?
All part of their revolution
Normally, I don't go for criticizing someone's looks, but these aren't normal times, so what the hell....
“On tonights’ SVU, a tranny breaks a nail. A bad orange man was seen fleeing the scene.”
There’s always Hallmark.
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