three Years ago, watching new trends in the film industry magazine the Hollywood Reporter predicted the rise of the new McCarthyism – the return of the era of “witch hunt”. In the 40’s in Hollywood taxiing fear of Communist agents, is now dominated by confusion in the face of the rebellious “minorities” – ethnic, gender, sexual – and the fear of being zatravlenny feminists, activists of the movement for the rights of blacks Black Lives Matter or opponents in political disputes.
Illustrative case with actress jodie comer (“Killing eve”), which was ostracized because her boyfriend is a Republican, a supporter of Donald trump: radical weight require to deprive her of the right to work in the movie. With the development of social networks, public opinion became a force not only able to influence the policy of people and countries, but also to crush a man’s destiny by libel, slander, hysterical accusations and entire campaigns, destroying any common sense.
According to the testimony of the Daily Mail, Hollywood began to fire white actors went “backwards racism”. Black directed by Jordan Peele (“Off”) stated that it will never charge the main role of white – say, on the white I’ve seen enough! The newspaper reminds that if it said white Director on a black actor, on how his career would be over. But “racist turvy” support the film “Selma” Ava Duvernay, wrote in his Twitter: “We, the blacks, have the right not to hire those who humiliated us”. Here was a sound motives “Holy vengeance”, although there is no more direct way to civil strife than they are.
in Preparing the article, the author Caroline Graham talked with filmmakers – all of them said the situation is catastrophic, but asked them to quote on condition of anonymity. Executive Director of the Hollywood studios has confirmed that the climate of show business today toxic to any white, middle-aged – and his career is doomed. “Invite screenwriters, cameramen and other professionals, we prefer color, women or LGBT people. The pendulum has swung in the opposite direction! All paralyzed with fear from the consciousness of what is said can be misinterpreted – and then the path to the profession is completed. Everyone is afraid and no one ventured to speak out publicly about the fact that what is happening is a collapse. The industry is on the verge of a nervous breakdown!”
Nobody is interested in artistic quality – all busy counting. Internet portal with thewrap accuses the majority of films still acting Directors white, although the US population is only 60% of whites and 45% of moviegoers – colored. Evidence of gender disparities: only 15 % of films of the year shot by women. Further, in figures and graphs, followed by data about which studios were guilty more in HSol put Paramount. Professor of sociology, University of California, Darnell hunt, says it is in the sense that the industry is too closed and difficult color to get into it – they have no experience of teamwork. Studio executives are afraid of scandals, and if the Directors have always selected the actors for his paintings the level of talent, now they have to take according to skin color and sexual orientation.
the Monitoring of gender balance established LGBT community, released the “Index of responsibility” – analysis of the work of studios-majors. And showed signs of disempowerment: for three years he was not a single transgender character! Noted and lack of LGBT characters is just 18.6% of films have paid attention to them. Recommended to increase the number of color gay on the screens, so they left at least 50 % of screen LGBT folk. Judging by the developments, we expect that the demand for 50 percent representation of men and women in festival programs will be added to the requirement to establish a decent quota for Directors of gay and transgender people.
Most surprising is how easily the good in the intention to turn aggression and ultimately evil. Of course, it is impossible not to welcome the equality of people of all colour and orientation. Of course, humanism and tolerance of dissent above all else. But when, guided by wonderful promises, accept with a calculator to calculate percentages, norms and quotas in art, that art ends. It stops your free flight, becomes fearful and dying.
the concern about the equitable balance, the noise of a struggle for “diversity” completely lost the criteria of artistic quality, and its decline is already clearly felt in the elite festival programs and in the mass film production. Movies on the roster and ideological pathos increasingly resemble the fountain “Friendship of peoples” at ENEA the former, whether Noah’s ark, where every creature is strictly on the pair. Not named in the article in the Daily mail, the filmmaker believes that reigned in the Factory of dreams the atmosphere more toxic than Chernobyl. There is no art.