I saw the following post on Reddit and decided to make a response on the blog, primarily because I’m a coward. Also, I’m lazy and I really don’t like typing on an iPad screen.
Ok, here I go. I have been wondering about all the media attention and internet raging about Brie Larson and so far I cannot comprehend where all of the hate comes from. Therefore, I thought that asking on Reddit could help me shed some light on this.
So why does Brie Larson get so much hate on YouTube and in the Marvel fandom?
The quick answer is this – the marketing for her Marvel debut, Captain Marvel, was probably the most political of any Marvel film, including Black Panther. Yes, I include Black Panther but not by much. None of the starring actors in Black Panther were as obnoxious and unlikable as her. At least, as far as I can tell.
This infamous quote is one good reason why:
“Am I saying I hate white dudes?” asked the Oscar-winning “Room” actress, a question that she’d repeat twice more during her speech. She answered with a sneer, “No, I’m not … [but if] you make the movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”
Larson continued, “[Audiences] are not allowed enough chances to read public discourse on these films by the people that the films were made for. I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about ‘[A] Wrinkle in Time.’ It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what it meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial.”
Oh, I really have to pick this apart first. Why was A Wrinkle in Time made as a “love letter” to non-white women (I hate that phrase, ‘women of color’ and ‘people of color’ – it is so fucking goddamned stupid)? It was a Christian young adult novel written by a white woman. Now, I know the film’s director, Ava DuVernay is an obnoxious racial grievance-monger and SJW, but I don’t really recall her explicitly making it a movie for non-white women only. In fact, the Christian themes were stripped out of the film to, supposedly, make it more “inclusive” (another word I fucking hate with a passion).
And, just exactly how is there an “insanely” low chance that non-white women would see A Wrinkle in Time? As far as I can tell, most black/Asian/Hispanic women are perfectly capable of going to their local theater, and since A Wrinkle in Time was a Disney production, it was probably even easier. Plus, it’s been out on home video for a while now and you can even watch it on Netflix (but, of course, not for long, thanks to fucking Disney and that’s another rant for another day).
As for reading reviews by other non-white women…try the Internet? How many youngsters even read the local newspaper anyway? How many of them read Hollywood Reporter or other movie-related print magazines? I don’t know if she’s aware of this (probably isn’t) but print media is dying a slow death. I wouldn’t be surprised if casual moviegoers didn’t read Entertainment Weekly or Rolling Stone (and I haven’t seen EW at a grocery store in years). They might read a tiny blurb about it in a glossy tabloid like US Weekly or Star, but that’s it.
No, they probably utilize sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks. That’s where they read reviews (and, maybe, podcasts). There’s no gatekeeping on the Internet, unless you talk about crusty old industry websites like the official sites for the aforementioned print publications.
There’s nothing stopping non-white women (and men…notice how she didn’t mention people of color…only women of color) from reading about A Wrinkle in Time or any other movie.
She’s addressing an issue that doesn’t even exist.
And that line about how A Wrinkle of Time wasn’t made for the proverbial straight white 40-year-old male…well, A Wrinkle of Time wasn’t written for Ava DuVernay’s crowd. It wasn’t meant for them, it was meant for EVERYBODY.
That’s what art should be for! It should speak to EVERYONE, not just a subset of people, and I guess a lot of people, men and women, picked up on that.
I saw her stupid little acceptance speech all over YouTube, and it was getting tiring.
Then there was the press interviews she did for Avengers: Endgame – yes, you know the one. The one with Chris Hemsworth and Don Cheadle (who, by the way, is another obnoxious SJW and even he doesn’t like her). Everybody and their brother has a fucking opinion on that video – oh, they really like each other, they don’t like each other, they’re ambivalent towards each other, etc.
The only take I feel is worthwhile is the one at Bombard’s Body Language:
I hope she does one on the interview that Brie Larson did with Jeremy Renner, who looked totally depressed sitting next to her.
But yeah, loads of people on YouTube, from across the political spectrum, made ranting videos about how much they can’t stand Brie Larson and how much they hated Captain Marvel. It wasn’t just neckbeard incels or whatever.
I got a little tired of the endless “We hate Brie Larson” rants and tried to avoid them as much as I could.
I don’t follow Marvel that closely. I haven’t seen Endgame (although I did indulge in spoilers) and I haven’t even seen Infinity War. I am sure some feminazi somewhere is whining about how Brie Larson gets so much shit for being outspoken on politics while Chris Evans doesn’t get as much shit for it, and there’s a reason for that. I certainly didn’t pay any attention to the press junkets for any of the previous Marvel films starring Captain Douche, but I am pretty sure he didn’t endlessly bitch about how much he hates Republicans while promoting his films. He seemed to have kept his asinine and uninformed opinions confined to his Twitter feed.
Furthermore, none of the films in question were advertised or marketed in a political way. The first trailer for Captain Marvel was obnoxiously feminist, from scenes of Evil White Males telling her she couldn’t do anything to a montage of Carol Danvers rising from the ground to a title card that, at first, showed the word HER but then the O faded in to form the word HERO…the marketing for Captain Marvel was explicitly feminist.
And that was just the first trailer.
Brie has continued to act as if she’s the first woman to lead a franchise, the first woman to have a starring role as a superhero in a superhero movie, the first member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be worth looking up to for little girls everywhere…it’s fucking nauseating. I’ve already debunked her starry-eyed notions of being the Hillary Clinton of action films, so I won’t repeat what I’ve already written.
And the bitch just doesn’t quit:
While Brie Larson is thrilled over the success of the female-led “Captain Marvel,” the actress wants more diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Larson sat down with ‘s Marc Malkin for the first episode of and iHeartMedia’s new film podcast, “The Big Ticket.”
One of the things I am absolutely sick of is the left’s seemingly eternal and permanent boner over the concept of “representation.” Their obsession with ensuring that everything they produce ends up being a mirror for their narcissistic fantards to gaze upon for hours is just fucking annoying…it actually infuriates me. It’s bullshit pandering and it’s insulting…like we can’t enjoy a film or a story unless the protagonists look like us.
Or, we literally doubt our fucking existence if we don’t see ourselves in TV, movies and print.
Or, our existence needs to be validated by seeing ourselves in TV, movies and print.
And they do this for their pet victim groups, like gays and non-whites…but they don’t give a shit if Christians or conservatives are “represented” fairly. Oh no, fuck them, they’re the majority/ones in power/whatever bullshit excuse they can crap out onto the floor. And, let me be frank…all of their beliefs and opinions come oozing straight out of their assholes.
So, basically, Brie Larson wants to shoehorn in gays, lesbians, trannies and other assorted freaks, in addition to a healthy amount of non-whites so that the narcissistic tendencies of these people can be satisfied, since they clearly don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves – why else would they need to see themselves reflected in everything they see?
I’m not even that big a Marvel fan, and I can see why so many of them are fed up and pissed off at Brie Larson heralding the new age of the MCU, because, previously, it wasn’t a vehicle to promote DNC policies. Now it is. Now, thanks to Brie Larson and Paul Feige, Marvel films are nothing more that Democrat Party propaganda films.
People know propaganda when they see it. That’s why nobody really likes those cheesy Christian films (sorry guys, but you know it’s true), and that’s why we can chart the MCU’s slow decline from the release of Endgame.
John Nolte had a really good article at Breitbart:
1,096 JOHN NOLTE You know, when Whoopi Goldberg first started winning acting awards in the eighties for The Color Purple, she recognized she was standing on someone else’s shoulders, on the shoulders of Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress, 1940).
And, according to Newsbusters, the future of the Marvel films is definitely going to look like a neverending Democrat National Convention:
Phase II of the Marvel comic book cinematic universe is going to involve a few less of our classic superheros in favor of a bold new array of diverse and inclusive characters. Yes, Marvel’s going a lot more ethnic, and a lot more gay because what’s cooler than finding out that your new favorite Avenger enjoys his skintight latex suit for far more than just crime-fighting purposes?
I am already seriously over this stupid shit.