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Is Woke media always dreary?

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S'mon:

--- Quote from: jhkim on January 27, 2022, 07:10:52 PM ---Overall, I don't feel like I have a good grasp on what you consider to be woke. I mentioned Steven Universe before - that seems very woke to me, but not hate filled or dreary. On the other end, what do you think about black revenge films - like Django Unchained (2012) or the Birth of a Nation (2016)? Would you consider them to be woke and/or dreary?

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I've not watched any of these, my understanding is that the latter two are certainly Woke. I guess Steven Universe is woke at least somewhat. But not having seen these I'm just guessing from what I've read.

Edit: I may have seen a tiny bit of Steven Universe. I seem to recall it employed Marxist-Feminist dialectic, which would make it gender-Woke. But my memory is prettty dim. I tend to avoid 'race-hate porn' so I didn't watch Get Out, Django, Machete, etc etc. Not that I believe Tarantino is genuinely Woke, he just loves pornographic violence/gore/torture and Woke gives him a great excuse to indulge.

Stephen Tannhauser:

--- Quote from: Pat on January 27, 2022, 06:12:37 PM ---If you have a producer or an actor posting shit about the thing on Twitter that's so racist it would make a Klansman blush, it's probably going to be classified as Woke.
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And the irony is that that usually worsens reactions, by priming people to look for messaging they might quite cheerfully not have noticed without it or even to infer a hostile message where it wasn't actually intended.

I personally think Captain Marvel would still have struck me as a poorly written film whatever its hype said, but Brie Larson's rather vocal pro-feminist promotion sent me into the theatre braced for sucker punches rather than relaxed and willing to cut it slack.

GeekyBugle:

--- Quote from: Stephen Tannhauser on January 28, 2022, 01:42:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: Pat on January 27, 2022, 06:12:37 PM ---If you have a producer or an actor posting shit about the thing on Twitter that's so racist it would make a Klansman blush, it's probably going to be classified as Woke.
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And the irony is that that usually worsens reactions, by priming people to look for messaging they might quite cheerfully not have noticed without it or even to infer a hostile message where it wasn't actually intended.

I personally think Captain Marvel would still have struck me as a poorly written film whatever its hype said, but Brie Larson's rather vocal pro-feminist promotion sent me into the theatre braced for sucker punches rather than relaxed and willing to cut it slack.

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While I didn't go to the theater, wouldn't even pirate it. The first because I won't give money to people that hate me and the latter because watching it isn't neccesary to understanding the Meh finalle of the MCU.

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