Why Are LGBTQ Properties Bombing? The Answer Is More Simple Than You Think.
Hot on the heels of 'Bros' crashing at the box office, Disney's 'Strange World' follows suit. LGBTQ-heavy properties are dying, and here's the reason why.
From Disney’s “not-so-secret gay agenda,” to GLAAD cudgeling directors and studios to lopsidedly represent LGBTQ folks in movies and TV shows, the Woke’s march towards chaotic gay orthodoxy is in full swing. Audiences, however, keep tuning out. They may show indifference towards the concept of a gay couple in media, but the farther the idea is pushed, the more audiences reject it.
Here’s the thing – it may not actually be political.
If you consider yourself an active part of the culture wars started by the radical Left a few years ago, you may be inclined to think that everyone thinks the same way you do about Woke talking points in movies and TV shows. That probably isn’t true. In fact, most people aren’t even aware that such a culture war is even taking place, or fail to grasp just how far down the rabbit hole it actually goes.
Most people these days are simply focused on their careers, driving the kids to soccer practice, and saving for their next vacation. When the daily chores and tasks are done, they’ll plop down in front of the television for a little bit of escapism, and absorb whatever happens to be trending at that point. If they spot something they don’t like, it’s highly doubtful these individuals get angry about how it offends their own political stance.
Rather, they’ll simply shrug, and change the channel in favor of something else.
Much of this can be laid at the feet of spectrum politics, which tends to be broken down as Left, Center, and Right, with sub-variations in between. It’s the Center that requires special attention, as these folks represent a voting block that shows frequent distaste for both Left and Right politics, opting instead for a more neutral stance. They have nothing against LGBTQ folks; they simply aren’t part of the “club.”
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And that’s where things really get interesting, since Hollywood extreme-Leftists are hell-bent on normalizing homosexuality, while simultaneously turning heterosexuality – the backbone of human society – into an irrelevant, outdated and reviled concept. They say so explicitly, teasing would-be “recruits” with the insinuation that they’re “probably” gay or bisexual – they just don’t know it yet.
The radical Left believes in this fundamentalism so strongly that they are fully committed to grooming little children with LGBTQ propaganda, thereby sexualizing them years before they hit puberty. They make this a stated and clear goal, and it’s evident in everything from Nickelodeon’s ultra-creepy drag queen anthems, to Disney’s desire to permeate every property with LGBTQ propaganda, and of course, the teachers unions under the control of extreme-radicals like Randi Weingarten. They are, in fact, coming for your children…daily.
Yet, for all the parental outrage and ensuing backlash against institutionalized Woke LGBTQ advocates, the message isn’t really catching on. Ironic as it sounds, the Left are so ensconced in their radicalism that they lack the clarity required to properly read the tea leaves on this issue. The result is typically Left-wing – simply double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple down on the same approach in an effort to inch forward.
It’s the ideological equivalent of trench warfare during World War I, where neither side managed to gain significant ground due to a tactical stalemate. In the battle between Left and Right, this occurs when Centrists decide they can’t be bothered with the political underpinnings of the culture war, and so they simply walk away.
That’s not their fault, and it’s understandable. We who are actively fighting in the culture wars also wish we could be doing something far more pleasant and enjoyable with our time. Yet, the ramifications and consequences on society are too great for us to sit it out. This is literally a battle for culture, society, and Western values across the entire spectrum.
The real reason movies such as Lightyear, Bros and Strange World die horrible deaths at the box office is not actually due to backlash against the LGBTQ movement. It’s much simpler than that – audiences simply cannot relate to the material.
Think about it. If you’re a straight male or female, what incentive is there for you to watch a gay romcom like Bros? The answer, of course, is none. You can’t identify with the characters, the nature of the relationship, or their respective cultural bubble. You’re an outsider being asked to embrace a completely foreign sexual concept. Ironically, it would be like asking a gay man to turn straight.
That would be considered homophobic bigotry, if I’m not mistaken.
It never works in the opposite direction, however. There is no such thing as “heterosexual bigotry” in Leftist circles, because the Left’s cynical and depressing thought leaders continually proselytize that larger demographics became so by victimizing smaller groups. This is why Leftists attack Candace Cameron Bure’s position on traditional marriage, while hypocritically cheering the production of films that exclusively discriminate against heterosexual people.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned Centrists don’t care one way or the other. They simply change the channel, or refuse to buy a ticket at the theater.
Interestingly enough, this Centrist indifference acts as a cultural bulwark against radical LGBTQ Wokesters trying to implement cultural imperialism on the rest of us. Short of forcing people to watch Queer Eye at federally-mandated gunpoint, the Woke have effectively hit a brick wall, and it’s causing their initially strong forward momentum to grind to a halt.
This is why they’re grooming your children with LGBTQ propaganda in school, by the way.
While the mass rise in kids who identify as transsexual, bi or gay has exploded over the last few years, that is not due to some sudden evolutionary leap forward for humanity, a la the X-Men. It’s the result of a social contagion spreading like wildfire, and driven by the West’s ceaseless obsession with fads. The Left believe that if they press the attack long enough, society will cave, and everyone will suddenly reject basic human biological drives in favor of fluid sexual dynamics.
Good luck with that, since it flies in the face of Leftist dogma. We were told that homosexuality was not a choice. Indeed, there’s actual evidence for that argument, but it also goes both ways. Trying to indoctrinate the entirety of society to just “be gay,” or at least consider the possibility, is an inconvenient rejection of their own arguments about immutable sexual characteristics.
Not surprising, coming from a Left that says womanhood is just a social construct – until the abortion issue is brought to the table – or that being an anti-racist means participating in full-scale racial segregation and demonization of any racial group that refuses to embrace the propaganda.
Meanwhile, regular homosexual folks who just want to live life as they see fit, without cramming down their views on everyone else, get caught in the crossfire, which is unfair. Whether you agree or disagree with the concepts of homosexuality as a choice, or a biological fact, the entire crux of Western civilization always revolved around tolerance, provided no one side was trying to dominate the conversation.
Sort of like the LGTBQ’s original equal rights argument just a few decades ago – “You leave us alone, we’ll leave you alone.”
The Left blew up that norm – along with every other – and now they’re reaping the whirlwind. By artificially misrepresenting the size and scope of the LGTBQ community, they have left the overwhelming and predominant heterosexual population on the sidelines. Even traditional liberals aren’t interested in what the extreme-Left establishment is selling, which is saying something.
In other words, you aren’t about to rush to your theater to watch Strange World with your kids, simply because you vote blue down the ballot. Only one group is pushing this kind of thing, and they are exclusively on the extreme hard-Left spectrum, which represents only a small percentage of the U.S. population.
In other words, large voting blocks comprised of multiple racial groups and demographics are openly demonstrating disinterest in Woke movies and TV shows, and not because of homophobia or “bigotry.” The more the Left claim that anti-LGBTQ sentiment is the root cause of failing entertainment properties, the more childish and tone-deaf they appear. Like the old adage goes, everyone who disagrees with you is not, in fact, Hitler.
The question, prevalent as always, is how much money these studios are prepared to lose for the sake of their Wokeness. The answer is, “quite a lot,” which tells the truth about radical Left-wingers and their imperialist views. From a psychological standpoint, this makes perfect sense. Aldous Huxley said it best when he spoke about radical social movements like modern-day Wokeism.
“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone.” he begins, which is an irrefutable truth. “To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’—this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”
It’s also the backbone of mainstream Left-wing politics, whether it’s Democrats in Congress, or radicalized lunatics trying to normalize pedophilia and the sexualization of toddlers, such as the latest scandal involving Balenciaga. There is no possible way that a photo shoot involving toddlers holding teddy bears dressed in BDSM gear, with a Supreme Court draft on child pornography as a prop, wasn’t green-lit by some Woke H.R. staffer at Balenciaga.
The fake outrage from the Left against Balenciaga would have appeared more genuine, were it not for the fact that these same folks stood enthusiastically in support of drag queen story hour for pre-schoolers.
Even the most gay among us should be able to admit that homosexuals account for a small fraction of the population, even in our ultra-liberal modern world. This author personally has nothing against gay folks, and in fact, believes that nobody should be able to tell them how to live their lives. I hold the same view towards transgender folks. It’s your life to live, and you only have one of them, which means you should do what you want to do.
However, expecting everyone else to side with you, or go along with attempts by radicals to socially re-engineer the country, is not going to happen. Tolerance goes both ways. Nobody has the right to force me, or anyone else to use someone’s preferred gender pronouns, even in countries like Canada, where such an act can have you thrown into prison under Justin Trudeau’s tyrannical Bill C-16.
Same goes for gay propaganda in movies and TV shows. I may not have any issue with your sexual nature or proclivities, but that doesn’t mean I’m the least bit interested in marching in a Pride parade. My disinterest isn’t bigotry or intolerance – it’s merely my nature, and I was told you can’t actually change a person’s sexual nature.
Of course, that was up until 5 minutes ago, when the Left suddenly decreed that you can simply switch genders like underwear, for any reason, as well as your sexual tastes. Gay, straight, bisexual…every option is open to you, for the small, small price of your higher reasoning skills and fondness for basic rationality. The sudden switch from “homosexuality is not a choice” to “you could be homosexual if you really wanted to” happened in the blink of an eye, did it not?
Strange World is yet another indicator that the 90%+ of society representing heterosexuals has no interest in what the radicals are selling. Of course, this reality is a convenient truth for the Left, who get to reaffirm their own victimization by damning everyone else as hateful bigots and homophobes. It’s a tiresome and worn out argument that no longer holds any water.
Congratulations to the radical Left for making both “racist” and “homophobe” obsolete, toothless attacks against anyone who doesn’t agree with you. The more you try it, the more society will turn their backs on you. Contrary to Left-wing Modern Monetary Theory, money doesn’t actually grow on trees, which means sooner or later, your cash reserves are going to dry up, and your propaganda material will cease.
And just like that, the fad will fizzle out, and we’ll look back at it 20 years from now the same way we do whenever we see M.C. Hammer’s parachute pants in a music video.