‘Everyone from James Bond to Maverick appears to be going woke in 2020, proving again that Hollywood studios are willing to lose money and alienate audiences as long as they get to shove political messages down our throats.
2019 offered us plenty of examples of Hollywood studios investing big-time in agenda-driven content that pushed politically correct social agendas, but inspired few ticket sales (‘Late Night,’ ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’).
Despite the failures, though, 2020 has plenty more ‘woke’ content to offer us, including in some of our favorite movie franchises.
‘Birds of Prey’ is Margot Robbie’s chance to take center-stage as the DC comics villain Harley Quinn – she first appeared as the character in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ – and the trailers look suitably fun, but actor Ewan McGregor, who plays the antagonist in the movie, has already been trying to make the movie political by explaining how his villain is a play on Donald Trump.
In an interview with Men’s Journal, McGregor said his character Black Mask, a controlling misogynist facing off against Quinn and a group of other women, is just like Trump because he’s a “narcissist.”
“[Black Mask is] spoiled in his upbringing to the point of having no contact with what life or people are about, who has a skin this thin and wants nothing more than to be the center of attention,” the actor said.
Yet another movie taking inspiration from Hollywood’s biases about Trump? Yawn.’