We saw it in the recent presidential election, where Hillary Clinton “boldly” fought (and lost) on a campaign of gun control and other unconstitutional overreaches that were normalized by the Obama administration. Hollywood stood firmly by Hillary’s side, despite her utter lack of appeal and a mountain of horrific scandals.
We’ve seen it with outspoken liberal Supreme Court Justice and voracious gun grabber Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Saturday Night Live has portrayed Justice Ginsburg several times as cool and funny, especially after she criticized Trump during the campaign. When did they ever portray Justice Scalia as badass? That’s right—never.
And we see it at-large with the tide of feminist Hollywood actresses who follow the liberal groupthink in their gun grabbing obsession. Celebrities like Sarah Silverman and Lena Dunham are just a couple examples of Hollywood know-it-alls who use their celebrity status to block gun rights and silence the free speech of those on the other side of the aisle.
The latest example of this phenomenon is a new film that is set to be widely released in December: “Miss Sloane.” The trailer for this new gun control flick immediately caught the attention of the media (as expected) and Hollywood (also, as expected).
Deadline describes the storyline as follows: “Chastain stars as a brilliant, but ruthless lobbyist who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk. The thriller pulls back the curtain on how Capitol Hill games are played and won as Sloane faces off against the most influential powers in D.C. (i.e. the gun lobby).”
One common thread in the many reviews of this film (released November 25) is that the word “ruthless” appears in almost every single one. The protagonist, Miss Sloane, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, is cutthroat and Machiavellian in her obsession with taking down the gun lobby. She is, as President-Elect Donald Trump would say, “a nasty woman.”
Back in Tinseltown, however, it’s completely acceptable – even honorable – to be a “nasty woman.” It’s okay to lack all ethics and any moral compass, as long as you’re dedicated to the right (a.k.a. progressive) causes.
In their twisted worldview, it equates to being a badass.
The New York Times actually pointed out in a review of the movie that “Miss Sloane bears a passing resemblance to Mrs. Clinton.” The review goes on to say that “[w]hile that wasn’t the intention, Ms. Chastain embraced, on behalf of her character, Mr. Trump’s description of Mrs. Clinton: ‘such a nasty woman.’”
Chastain explains: “That was originally meant as an insult, then women claimed it and said, ‘It’s O.K. to be ambitious, strong and ruffle feathers.’ So Elizabeth [Sloan] is a nasty woman, because for me, a nasty woman is a powerful woman who is overprepared for a debate, knows what she’s doing, is ambitious and not afraid to step forward.”
So, despite their moral failings, “nasty women” should be lauded in America because they are good debaters, confident, ambitious and bold?
Seriously, what kind of role models are we putting forward for our children? Hollywood is telling our young girls that they need to become “nasty women” in order to make a difference? Perhaps Mattel will come out with “Nasty Barbie” just in time for the Christmas season!
That obviously didn’t work for “Crooked Hillary,” whose career seems to be on a rapid downward spiral, but with Hollywood still in shock over why Hillary didn’t succeed, it’s clear that they haven’t learned their lesson. This film and the others that promise to shred gun rights advocates with unlikeable characters only serve to expose the echo room that exists in Hollywood.
On the bright side, some liberal critics are seeing the movie for what it is: another preachy Hollywood drama. The New York Times called the screenplay “long-winded,” and complained that “the characters tend to give little speeches instead of conversing normally.”
As for the issue of gun control, The New York Times goes on to say that the film “fumbles the issue it purports to address, and it eventually runs aground in a preposterous ending. In light of the recent presidential election, it all feels like small potatoes.”
Hopefully, while Hollywood continues to live in its own fantasy bubble, dreaming of gun control and sugar plum fairies, Trump’s administration will gleefully roll back the oppressive gun control policies that the Left has bullied and guilt tripped Americans into supporting over the last few decades.
“Nasty women” obviously haven’t “caught on” with the American people, and they never will.
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