When you see ghosts everywhere, eventually it’s normal for those ghosts to turn on you. This is what happened to Gina Carano, who she has gone from being a champion of the anti-woke movement to being retaliated against by her fans for… well, for being too woke. Let’s remember that after being a mixed martial arts champion and participating in films like ‘Indomitable’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’ or ‘Deadpool’, she ended up in ‘The Mandalorian’, ensuring a future in the ‘Star Wars’ saga with a spin-off practically confirmed. If it weren’t for the fact that her own social networks condemned her to leave the franchise.
I am not going to bore you by remembering what happened two years ago, but it is enough to know that the moment when compared being conservative in America to Jews in the Holocaust it was enough to make Disney want no more of her. At that very moment, she became a star for the anti-woke movement, as one of the few actresses who were capable of telling “the truth.” Shortly after, he announced his first film with Ben Shapiro’s media group, The Daily Wire. In a stroke of irony, ‘White knuckle’ would not get to be shot because Carano refused to wear masks and follow the protocols against Covid.
“Fuck off, I’m getting out of my union. Let’s make a movie in Montana where they can’t get caught.”said Carano, convinced that a crowd was behind her in the shadows. No sooner said than done: This is how ‘Terror on the prairie’ was born, in which the actress doubled as a producer and in which the son of Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel-Kane, made his debut. His fans couldn’t be more excited to see that a tape spoke directly to them, and, in addition, he spared all the prevention measures against Covid.
The movie was released theatrically in Russia and the United Arab Emirates alone, where it grossed an impressive $13,115., while in the United States it appeared directly on The Daily Wire streaming service. The company stated that its idea was not to make political films, but products that all Americans could enjoy. Big mistake. When your public asks for blood, you have to give it to them… or they will take it from you.
“Watching this film,” wrote a fan of The Daily Wire on IMdB, “has made me realize the pattern that is forming with the company’s films. They all follow “strong and independent” female characters that they either have to rescue men who are incompetent, or defeat men who are wicked. If I wanted this feminist message I would go to Hollywood, they have a lot of these. It’s supposed to be The Daily Wire, a company that defends traditional values against the Hollywood woke“. It was just the beginning of a lot of reviews with which, if we did not know the movie they are talking about, we could doubt if they refer to one shot by the most conservative company in the United States or to the ‘Ghostbusters’ of 2016.
“It’s not unlike a Disney movie that has an unsympathetic female lead that we’re supposed to like”; “Strong women like Arnold in Terminator or Predator kill weak men. Johnna Wick”… When even a movie filmed by the most conservative media in the United States seems woke to you, it is possible that the problem is not exactly in the cinema. It is not the only criticism of the film, of course: it is still a very low-budget western shot in less than a month. And you can see it.
Carano has made one more movie after ‘Terror on the prairie’, and this one is political: ‘My Son Hunter’ Is As Factual A Biography Of Hunter Biden As Only Breitbart News Could Make It, an even more ultra-conservative conspiracy theory fanatic that has in the past supported neo-Nazi journalists and is one of the biggest sources of disinformation on the internet. Along with the actress is Laurence Fox, an actor who opposed the Black Lives Matter protests, the Covid vaccination and who he founded a right-wing political party in London to protest “extreme political correctness”. He only got 1.9% of the votes and had to dissolve it. The best of each house.
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Actually, Fox’s story is no different than a lot of people on the Internet: in 2019 he stated that after watching YouTube videos he became “radicalized against woke culture and political correctness”. Oh yeah, he also tweeted a picture of the gay flag with a swastika painted on it. If at this point you still want to see ‘My son Hunter’, all yours.
To give you an idea of the level, The Guardian said of her: “Writing a review of a movie like ‘My Son Hunter’ feels like punishing the kid who makes fart sounds in the back of the class“. It’s still a little sad that a person who could have a spin-off of ‘The Mandalorian’ right now and be famous in a way is forced to do this type of by-products just because she is convinced that it is what her fan base wants.
Personally, I don’t care if you think expressions like “agenda”, “woke movement”, “forced inclusion” or “go woke go broke” make sense or not, or if you feel that saying them You are part of a silent crowd. In fact, I have no doubt that many “silent crowds” can arise in the comments asking for my head or practicing the consolation of the mediocre: insulting. The crumbs with which Gina Carano has to settle show that this was always a noisy little group. And that, no matter how much you rebel against “woke” there will always be someone asking for even more, in an endless cycle of conspiracy and lack of scruples. Weird times that have touched us.