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  • 5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

    12/18/2020 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2020 | Joseph Shepherd
    When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways. In recent days, trading on Disney’s stock hit record highs, a short-term indicator the company succeeded with their much-hyped presentation of upcoming films and shows. But the long-term outcome is a more complex story. After all, over the past year, Disney laid off more than 30,000 employees (mostly related to still-closed theme parks) and streaming video platforms have not yet proven the profit potential of theatrical releases. Over a four-hour unveiling that resembled...
  • Hollywood Grapples With Mass Layoffs as the Biz Redefines Itself for Streaming Future

    11/25/2020 9:05:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | November 25, 2020 | Cynthia Littleton
    Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/SIPA USA/AP Images This is the winter of discontent for Hollywood workers, as no level of seniority has been spared from the wave of mass layoffs. Warner Bros. has been shaken by two rounds of layoffs and a wholesale restructuring that have ushered out veterans with decades of service to the Hollywood studio. NBCUniversal has rewired the structure of its TV content production and distribution operations, leading to hundreds of job cuts. ViacomCBS has periodically shed bodies by the dozens in the year since its two halves formally tied the knot again in December 2019. AMC Networks...
  • An Ahistorical, Surprisingly Dull Mess, Hulu’s ‘The Great’ Is Anything But

    07/24/2020 7:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    The show thinks it's subversive and daring with its humor, but the only shock is how relentlessly dull it is, regardless of themes and imagery. For those who shudder at historical inaccuracies in biopics, stay far away from Hulu’s “The Great.” The show does not even pretend to care about historical accuracy, opening each episode with the caveat, “an occasionally true story.” The show loosely tells the story of the early days of Catherine the Great’s (Elle Fanning) marriage to Emperor Peter III of Russia (Nicholas Hoult) as she plots a coup to kill her incompetent and cruel husband to...
  • Hillary Clinton Alternate History Series ‘Rodham’ in Development at Hulu

    07/22/2020 1:59:32 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | July 22, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    Hulu has optioned the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s alternative history book “Rodham,” which takes place in a world in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton. The series is described as telling the story of an ambitious young woman, developing her extraordinary mind in the latter part of the 20th century, moving from idealism to cynicism and all the way back again.
  • Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback: 'What the hell?'

    06/29/2020 1:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Joe Concha
    Hulu has removed a 1988 episode of "The Golden Girls" in which actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan wear black mud on their faces, according to several reports on Monday, with the decision prompting backlash on social media. In the episode in question, titled "Mixed Blessing," the son of Bea Arthur's Dorothy plans to marry an older Black woman played by Rosalind Cash. "This is mud on our faces," White says in the Season 3 episode when Cash's family arrives. "We’re not really black." The decision by the streaming company follows similar moves following George Floyd’s death during an arrest...
  • Golden Girls Episode Featuring Blackface (Actually The Characters Were Wearing Mud Masks) Pulled From Hulu

    06/27/2020 7:42:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 27, 2020 | Nick Caruso
    The Golden Girls is the latest sitcom to have an episode pulled from a streaming service due to a scene depicting blackface. Hulu has pulled “Mixed Feelings” (Season 3, Episode 23), which sees Dorothy’s son Michael planning to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine. Bea Arthur’s character worries about the nuptials due to the age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man, and attempts are made on both sides to call the whole thing off. Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying a new mud facial treatment,...
  • Hulu Pulls Blackface Episodes of ‘Scrubs’

    06/25/2020 3:40:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Streaming service Hulu has deleted three episodes of the long running medical comedy show Scrubs, because they contain characters dressed in blackface. The now deleted episodes include Season 3’s “My Friend the Doctor,” and Season 5 episodes “My Jiggly Ball” and “My Chopped Liver.” The episodes featured actors Zach Braff, Donald Faison, (who is black) and Sarah Chalke donning blackface for segments of the show. The service removed the episodes at the behest the series producers, ABC Studios, according to The Wrap. Series creator Bill Lawrence raised the issue of deleting the episodes in a June 23 tweet in which...
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • In Compelling Story About Motherhood, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Explores Blossoming Of Identity Politics In 1990s

    05/25/2020 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    In 'Little Fires Everywhere,' it’s interesting to see the '90s reflected from this distance of more than 20 years. But the identity politics is suffocating. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington face off as the opposite kind of mom in Hulu’s new “Little Fires Everywhere,” a series based on the popular book by Celeste Ng. The two women’s lives intersect in the small, idyllic, town of Shaker, Ohio. One mother is drawn to Shaker for the good school district, while the other has been there her entire life, and her legacy comes with power and influence. While the show is about...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Can’t Hide All The Things Phyllis Schlafly Got Right About Women

    05/19/2020 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 202 | Jeremy Karl
    Just as has happened in our economy dominated by finance capitalism, feminism brought outsized benefits to a few in exchange for the suffering of many. Starring Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett as conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly, Hulu series “Mrs. America” has been getting awards buzz. While the writers are too skilled to give a one-dimensional portrayal of Schlafly, nonetheless the broader agenda of the show is clear: to anathematize Schlafly, build up the feminists who opposed her, and ultimately, to push for a new Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “Mrs. America” is effective propaganda against Schlafly and conservative ideas because it...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Makes Conservative Schlafly A Cold, Attention-Seeking ‘Antihero’

    04/27/2020 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | April 16, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly remains a heroine to many conservatives. Clearly, she is not to the makers of Mrs. America, which debuted on FX on Hulu Wednesday. From the start, Schlafly is shown pretending. She pastes a smile to walk a runway in a red, white and blue bikini at a Republican fundraiser. Once she’s safely facing backstage, the phony smile is dropped. Throughout the first three episodes, Cate Blanchett’s portrayal makes Schlafly seem intelligent, but also cold and desperate to have a voice in the male-dominated political universe. In multiple scenes she becomes annoyed when others try to...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Hurls Allegation of KKK Connection at Schlafly

    04/27/2020 8:37:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | April 23, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    Feminist matriarch Betty Friedan may have never actually called Phyllis Schlafly “The real wicked witch of the [women’s] movement,” but that’s certainly how Mrs. America is portraying Schlafly in the new series. In “Betty,” Wednesday's fourth episode of the FX on Hulu show, the fight between feminists and STOP ERA is raging in 1973, just after the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. The feminists are so elated by the court ruling legalizing abortion, Friedan (played by Tracey Ullman) is the only one of who sees the grassroots conservative efforts as a growing threat. It’s a threat she’s determined...
  • Hulu’s ‘Mrs. America’ disparages Harvard-educated mom who helped defeat the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment

    04/27/2020 8:30:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    When Betty Friedan’s book, “The Feminine Mystique,” was published in 1963, it outlined legitimate grievances of women feeling isolated and unfulfilled in their homes. Referring to the problem as “this nameless dissatisfaction for women,” the original manuscript for Friedan’s book did not mention abortion or contraception. Her book was passionate, and it inspired women, but it did not indict them for motherhood. Rather, Friedan called for this new brand of feminism to be a pro-family movement. Unfortunately, sexual liberation and misandry became the forefront of the movement, and this trend continues today. Women like Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown (who...
  • In ‘Mrs. America,’ Hollywood Once Again Fails To Understand Conservative Women

    04/27/2020 7:48:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Sarah Weaver
    To Hollywood, Schlafly was either a confused victim suffering from a chronic case of Stockholm syndrome or a purely evil, power-hungry denigrator of women — or both. In Hulu’s recent biopic “Mrs. America,” the fourth episode of which was released Wednesday, Hollywood attempts to depict the two sides of the women’s liberation movement. This again only proves how much it misunderstands conservative women.The miniseries tells the story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), highlighting high-profile female proponents and opponents. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and others are among the featured proponents, while Phyllis Schlafly and her band of activist...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Daughter On Why ‘Mrs. America’ Gets Her Mother Wrong

    04/15/2020 7:25:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. Enter “Mrs. America,” FX’s flashy new prestige offering starring Cate Blanchett as Schlafly. Last month, I interviewed Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of the late conservative activist, about the six-episode series, which premieres on Hulu...
  • The Average American Is Streaming 8 Hours of Content Daily — Report

    04/14/2020 8:19:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 14, 2020 | Tyler Hersko
    Believe it or not, streaming has become more popular as people continue to hole up indoors. The average person is streaming eight hours of content per day and has logins for at least four streaming services, according to a new study from OnePoll. The research firm’s new study, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, found the average person has access to four streaming services, while 38 percent of poll respondents said they logged into five or more platforms. There has been no shortage of reports about the increased interest in streaming film and television as more Americans practice social...
  • Elites Hate Phyllis Schlafly Because She Defeated Them From Home With Six Kids In Tow

    04/13/2020 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Colleen Holmes Holcomb
    Unable to defeat Schlafly in life, cultural elites in Hollywood are now attacking her posthumously in the brazenly dishonest 'Mrs. America' series.> Liberal cultural elites have had it out for Phyllis Schlafly since she defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in 1979. Now, producers of the FX/Hulu series “Mrs. America” have hypocritically done to Schlafly exactly what the women’s liberation and Me Too movements complain “the patriarchy” does to women it cannot control: rape and defile them. The so-called Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was a perfect Hollywood cause. It allowed supporters to appear pro-woman, while Hollywood knew the amendment posed...
  • Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    02/25/2020 2:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced. Shares of Disney fell about 2.5% after hours. Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, according to the company. He has been instrumental in making Disney a media powerhouse with key acquisitions and content plays. He launched Disney+, immediately making Disney a popular streaming service provider. Disney said the service had 26.5...
  • Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during phone call, Sen. Kaine says in new Clinton film

    01/25/2020 9:14:27 PM PST · by ransomnote · 37 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2020 | Daniel Arkin
    Barack Obama called Donald Trump a "fascist" in a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia during the 2016 presidential election, Kaine says in a video clip featured in an upcoming documentary about Hillary Clinton. Kaine, Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket, recounts the call during an exchange with Clinton that was caught on camera in 2016. Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, was also present. "President Obama called me last night and said: 'Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You've got to keep a fascist out of the White House,'" Kaine says before adding with...
  • Gabbard, Yang, other Democrats slam Clinton remarks on Sanders as petulant, divisive

    01/22/2020 5:04:32 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Democrats including 2020 presidential hopefuls Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang were firing back at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, hours after her remarks about Bernie Sanders in an upcoming documentary were published by The Hollywood Reporter. Although Clinton appeared to walk back the remarks Tuesday night, her claims about Sanders – a leading contender for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination who battled Clinton for the 2016 nod – that “nobody likes him” and that “nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” were characterized by critics as petulant and potentally divisive for her party. For his part, Sanders...