Self-censorship, doublespeak and neo-liberal propaganda have just reached a new level in the mainstream culture.
The New 007 in the James Bond movies will be both black and a woman, the Daily Mail revealed.
This followed Daniel Craig saying that he would step down from the role.
The actress – British star Lashana Lynch, will be given Bond’s licence to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK.
The decision was in no small part a result of a rant by feminist TV writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who said that the Bond movies needed to treat women properly. Thus, “Bond girls” will also now be called “Bond women.”
Waller-Bridge was hired to ensure the 57-year-old franchise moved with the times. She said:
“There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not Bond is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
I think that’s b******s. I think he’s absolutely relevant now. [The franchise] has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to his character.”
The story begins with Bond retired in Jamaica. But spymaster M – played by Ralph Fiennes – calls him back in desperation to tackle a new global crisis.
A movie insider said:
“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.
Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.”
The source added that the phrase ‘Bond girls’ is now forbidden, saying: ‘We were all told that from now on they are to be addressed as ‘Bond women’.’
Separately, following the same agenda, the upcoming Little Mermaid remake would also feature the iconic Ariel, casted as a black R&B singer Halle Bailey.
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” Film Director Rob Marshall said in a statement.
This is Bailey’s debut role.
And it shouldn’t be misunderstood inclusion in art is wonderful, and there shouldn’t be specific groups of people feeling that they’ve been left out.
But the current narrative completely focuses on retconning established characters in a different way simply with the purpose to “get with the times.”
The end product has little to do with culture or art, but much to do with propelling the narrative forward.
Another example of low quality “entertainment” which has the pretense of being a cultured product is Netflix’ recently released show “The Last Czars.”
Notably, among its numerous problems it shows a picture of Moscow in 1905. What’s interesting about it is that it features Lenin’s mausoleum. In 1905. Lenin died in 1924 – his mausoleum opened in 1930.
And, yes, nobody is immortal and it’s a matter of time until even great leaders perish, but having Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum prepared 19 years before his death and 25 years before it opens seems rather dubious.
Separately, the Verkhoturye Monastery is presumably shown in the show, in Siberia. But, in reality, what is shown is the monastery of Khor Virap in Armenia, located in completely different surroundings little to do with what Siberia actually looks like.
A list of 45 similar absurdities can be found here.
In the addition of HBO’s almost entirely made-up Chernobyl series, several things become apparently clear.
Modern entertainment has become simply another means of creating low-quality propaganda that either goes against countries opposing the US global dominatin and conservatism as a whole.
In their core, however, they are simply a very high-budget, but low-brow advertisement of the modern neo-liberal consumerist trends. No key questions are asked. Often it looks like it is simply a group of people yelling louder than the rest about inclusion. Regardless of how it’s done – it simply needs to be done and propel the narrative further.
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