The entertainment industry is a giant echo chamber.
Only left-wing ideas are allowed to flourish.
And Hollywood is pumping up one cringeworthy propaganda film.
Hollywood is often subtle with its messaging.
Films and television shows pepper in left-wing politics constantly, and over years, viewers don’t even realize how much they’ve been influenced by the culture they’re consuming.
But sometimes Hollywood doesn’t even try to hide the ball.
Such was the case with the film The Woman King, an ahistorical account of a tribe led by female warriors that fought European colonialists.
From National Review:
“In writing about the new film The Woman King, I assumed from the trailer and advance press releases that the central plot of the film would focus on the West African kingdom of Dahomey’s defeat and colonization by France in two wars in 1890 and 1892, thus whitewashing Dahomey’s prior, longstanding history as the most extreme example of a state built on the enslavement of free people among its own neighbors — a history in which its female soldiers, the ‘Amazons,’ played a willing and culpable part…[The film’s] history is even worse.”
The film took extreme creative license to portray the Dahomey kingdom as being against the slave trade, but it was the British who later insisted that they end slavery.
The left has attempted to portray slavery as uniquely a European colonialist creation, but that denies the reality of history, which is that slavery was commonplace throughout the world, and tragically continues to this day.
The Woman King also has an overbearing “woke” feminist message.
Jason Whitlock of The Blaze wrote, “It’s all fantasy. The French routed the Amazon warriors, and the British forced Dahomey to give up the slave trade in the 1850s. History isn’t the point of ‘The Woman King.’ Message is. The movie is on message. Men are evil. Men raped and tortured Nanisca (the lead character) when she was young. The father of teenage warrior Nawi gave her away to the king when she rejected an older abusive husband. The climactic point of the movie is that women should rule. After an all-female, postwar circle twerk, King Ghezo named Nanisca a king to rule alongside him.”
If the propaganda weren’t apparent enough, in a cut scene during the end credits, one character makes a reference to Breonna Taylor.
Whitlock added, “All art emanating from Hollywood has a secular, anti-male theme. It rejects a Christian worldview. ‘The Woman King’ is a farce. It’s satanic propaganda promoting the worship of women. It’s not remotely subtle in its messaging. In the post-movie credits, during an extra scene, the Amazon warrior Amenza shouts out ‘Breonna Taylor’ in a ritual celebrating warriors killed in 1823. Can’t you see? Breonna Taylor, the woman killed in a shootout with Louisville police, is an extension of the African warriors who captured and sold her ancestors into slavery. Yep. The people who sold black people into slavery are the real heroes. Anyone who disagrees is a misogynist and a racist.”
Unsurprisingly, the critics have raved about the movie.
It holds to the “woke” narrative incredibly well.