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Lefty Movies Never Fail, Audiences and Fans Fail Them

Lefty politics is failure proof.

If the politics are right, they can’t fail. They can only be failed. And that goes for movies too. When a cinematic exercise in virtue signaling fails, it’s the fault of audiences. Or as the latest spin for Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars goes, the fans.

But fans can’t fail a franchise. Just as customers can’t fail Amazon.

The echo chamber attacks on “toxic fandom” in select media outlets, Vox, Forbes, Slate, etc brings to mind Brecht’s Die Losung. “After the uprising of the 17th of June, The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee, Stating that the people, Had forfeited the confidence of the government, And could win it back only, By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier, In that case for the government, To dissolve the people, And elect another?”

Wouldn’t it be easier for Disney to just select a new fan base? (Not that it isn’t trying.)

Choosing between audiences and Kathleen Kennedy isn’t a tough choice. If there are no consumers, there’s no product. Audiences can’t fail a movie. A movie can only fail audiences.

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