Lets talk about movies that would be too politically incorrect to make it into production today. You know, those classic films that we all used to love but would make the teenie boppers cry and scream 'hate speech'.
They were made in a different time, with different values and attitudes. But the truth is, if they were made today in our world of hyperawareness to offence, they would probably be cancelled faster than you can say "Netflix and chill".
The best bit is you didn't even realise at the time, but looking back at them you can see clear as day how the world has changed - it tends to be at the expense of sex & race in most cases, almost always within the confines of comedy.
Let's start with the obvious: "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Audrey Hepburn is a babe, but the character of Mr. Yunioshi is played by a white actor in yellowface. "Sixteen Candles", the John Hughes classic, is crammed full of misogyny and rape culture - there's a scene where Jake gives his drunk girlfriend to the geek so he can have sex with her... it's a little on the nose.
So, why are we talking about this? Because cancel culture is real, and it's changing the way we consume media. We argue that it's going too far and censoring art, while others say it's necessary to hold people accountable for their actions and words.
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We won't get into the specifics for each one, but if you want to revisit some film classics that hit different in 2023 here's the top 10 to put on your list:
Enjoy the screen time! & Southpark is somehow still running, so don't give up hope the world will swing back round a little and we can have a laugh without being accused of war crimes.
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