WASHINGTON, January 23, 2018: 2017 saw Hollywood women rise up in anger to protest the rampant sexual abuse that’s characterized Tinseltown since its founding years. As one result, this year’s upcoming Academy Award telecast is likely to be extra-heavy on #MeToo, mea culpa-style content. So why the notable Oscar snub for 2017’s most female-centric movie of all: Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman?
Not only was Wonder Woman the surprise box office smash during last summer’s traditional superhero movie cavalcade. Not only did Patty Jenkins brilliantly direct this film. It featured a spectacular, breakthrough performance by the virtually unknown Gal Gadot in the title role.
Critics raved about the film, and audiences – male and female alike – kept the turnstiles humming for at least half of last summer’s blockbuster season. According to several sources,
“As of October 2017, Rotten Tomatoes has listed the movie as No. 1 on its list of the “50 Best Superhero Movies of All Time,” and the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 Movies of the Year.”
Yet when the major nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced earlier this week, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman were nowhere to be found. What gives?
The answer: Even as official Hollywood bends over backward to reform (or paper over) its longstanding sexist customs and traditions, including the legendary but very real “casting couch,” La-La Land’s Powers That Be still can’t break with the devil’s bargain they struck with institutionalized Marxism well over half a century ago.
Specifically, no amount of faux-feminist sympathy and no amount of male atonement can break Hollywood from its hard-left, post colonialist-inspired anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, not to mention the hatred that most Hollywood stars and tycoons have toward the country and the system that enabled them to become wealthy.
That’s where Wonder Woman comes in. Primarily set, like the original Captain America film, during one of the 20th century’s brutal World Wars, and highlighting not only the heroism of Wonder Woman but the heroism of American and allied soldiers as well, Wonder Woman went against the leftist narrative that Hollywood and the MSM have been pushing since at least the late 1940s.
But worst of all, autonomic anti-Semitism – one of the chief sacraments of the leftist religion – also rose to the surface in this Wonder Woman snub.
Despite her sympathetic, romantic and surprisingly believable performance as the major female superhero in the DC Universe, the film’s breakthrough star, Gal Gadot, had already committed a pair of unpardonable sins before production even got underway. Not only was Gadot born an Israeli citizen. Like all young Israelis, she also served her mandatory stint in that country’s crackerjack armed forces.
Did the fact that Gadot is a citizen of Israel factor into the Academy’s decisions here? That it did so is a virtual certainty. But no one in Tinseltown will ever tell, just like no one ever complained about Harvey Weinstein until someone finally did. After decades.
Like the FBI, Hollywood can and does hold its innermost and darkest secrets very close to the vest. No one in Hollywood will admit to any of this. That’s why, in this #MeToo year, as women’s issues rose to the fore in L.A. and throughout the country, 2017’s most heroically female-centric box office hit film was quietly ignored.
What made Wonder Woman a knockout hit last summer was not its politics. Instead, it was this film’s excellent writing, direction, staging, storytelling and acting, not to mention the romantic sizzle between Gadot and co-star Chris Pine. The movie’s epic sweep, seamless special effects, (relatively) unabashed patriotism, and down-to-earth family of characters – including those otherworldly Amazonian warrior women – possessed everything the average American could want in a summer film.
But what it didn’t do is advance the ruthless, heartless and demoralizing left-wing narrative that continues to hold America’s wealthy elites in its thrall, even as it alienates a growing number of once enthusiastic moviegoers in Flyover Country.
Traditionally, most people go to the movies to be entertained. If they want preaching, they’ll attend Sunday services. And if they want politics, they can choose their brand on cable news networks (though choices for Conservatives and Libertarians are rather limited).
The obvious yet subtle conspiracy by Hollywood’s elites to snub Wonder Woman is no particular surprise. The left today compulsively politicizes everything. That’s why any film that appeals to Deplorable Americans, as Wonder Woman clearly did, is destined to be snubbed by Hollywood’s hacks.
But you heard it here first: If the clueless entertainment elites who engineered the Wonder Woman Oscar snubbing persist with their political lunacy, 2017’s generally limp box office receipts will look like a Golden Age when 2018’s P&Ls are tallied up next January.