Hollywood went berserk after the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
The left-wing political messaging in film and television became way too in-your-face.
And a comedian said one far-left trend is about to get thrown in the trash.
It appears as though “get woke, go broke” is becoming a reality for Hollywood.
Even though the industry leans wildly to the left, show business is still a business.
That was the argument made by comedian Tim Dillion.
During an episode of his show, Dillon explained, “The streamers…they’re all broke…They’re losing a lot of money. I didn’t get any notes on that [Netflix] special…I think it’s gonna go the other way, where people are like, ‘We gotta make money.’ These are all businesses. These guys all have mortgages. People forgot about that. They’re like, ‘oh, we can just win Emmys and have articles written about how great we are.’ Eventually, something’s gotta make money and something’s gotta be good…Making just woke garbage might be over, and people are like, ‘let’s make things that are good.’”
Dillon definitely could be onto something.
Netflix has stood by Dave Chappelle against relentless pressure from the activist left to “cancel” him for jokes made about transgender people.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos also came out in full support of Rick Caruso for mayor of Los Angeles.
Caruso was a Republican ten minutes ago, but his party affiliation switch to Democrat allowed liberals in the city to vote for him.
Sarandos wrote in a statement, “I am writing this as a citizen of this beautiful but struggling city of ours…The entire Machine of the Democratic Party had aligned for a candidate that is part of the very system that is failing this city. They are wrong. I am choosing to ignore the endorsements of the club members for a club member and vote for better leadership – I encourage you to do the same I am a lifetime Democrat…Rick is the Democrat I’ve been waiting for, one with a plan and a track record of accomplishing impossible tasks in California and Los Angeles…He does it by building coalitions and working with everyone involved to build consensus and support. He can do that because he understands the needs and he understands the system that stands in the way of progress. He is a problem solver. That’s what he does all day, every day. He is not a legislator; he is a doer who understands the legislators and the legislated. He makes Los Angeles a better place.”
The fact that Sarandos is openly pushing for Caruso shows just how much things have deteriorated in L.A.
On top of that, there are whispers among executives that “wokeness” is bad for business.
From The New York Times:
“In hushed conversations over lunch at Toscana Brentwood and cocktails at the San Vicente Bungalows, some powerful producers and agents have started to question the commercial viability of inclusion-minded films and shows. They point to terrible ticket sales for films like ‘Bros,’ the first gay rom-com from a major studio, and ‘Easter Sunday,’ a comedy positioned as a watershed moment for Filipino representation. ‘Ms. Marvel,’ a critically adored Disney+ series about a teenage Muslim superhero, was lightly viewed, according to Nielsen’s measurements.”
As Dillon said, these executives have mortgages and other bills to pay.
If the audience does not want “woke” nonsense, a breaking point has to be reached eventually.