Can you imagine a world in which entertainment industry and artistic types were this pragmatic and politically discerning? A world in which entertainment mongrels did not repeat the Leftist mantra like robots?
Bret Easton Ellis breaks the mold.
I hope he has a good retirement package. You can’t point out Hollywood’s liberal mental masturbation and self-congratulatory fetishes and expect to eat lunch in the town in perpetuity.
American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has questioned whether Black Panther deserves its best picture nomination, asking if the the academy pushed it for the sake of diversity and not for its quality.
The screenwriter and director, 54, said no one in Hollywood ‘thinks ‘Black Panther’ is that good as a movie’ but ‘as a piece of representation, they are supporting it’, The Wrap reports.
Speaking on the B.E.E. podcast he said ‘it’s all fake news, folks’, calling the ‘culture’ the Oscars is pushing ‘rather nauseating’.
Ellis added: ‘No superhero movie has ever gotten a Best Picture nomination. But believe me, Disney is doing everything in its power to make sure this happens.
‘Even though there is no one out here in La La Land I’ve met who thinks Black Panther is that good as a movie. Yet, as a piece of representation, they are supporting it.
‘Does it really deserve one? The entertainment press and the studio is selling the notion that Black Panther is a grand piece of cinematic art that cannot be ignored.
‘And this notion is being shoved down our throats and we can only smile in disbelief. Or perhaps understand that this is just the moment we’re trapped in. A joke, a hoax. It’s all fake news, folks.
‘Representation is so important to them. And with a huge fatuous inclusivity and diversity push. What the most flattering pose might be in the moment — as if inclusivity and diversity have anything to do with awarding a movie’s merits. Yes, this is the culture the Oscars are pushing, and it is rather nauseating.’