Hollywood abuses art and I think this is incredibly tragic. So much creativity is poured into creating propaganda and division and I can’t help but wonder what kind of amazing movies, shows, games, and more that we’d have if people weren’t more pressed to utilize their talents to make political commentary.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe art is a superb method of getting a point across. Storytelling was often Jesus’s way of getting you to get it. The problem is that Hollywood is too often a one-note artist when it comes to its political ideas. Very rarely do we ever see anything explored that really shines a light on anything outside of the approved ideological boundaries Hollywood has set for itself.
This isn’t just tragic because we get a shallow pool of entertainment and ideas to draw from, but also because Hollywood has proven time and again that it doesn’t really know much about anything. They live bubbled lives of comfort and abundance while making sweeping generalizations and ignorant declarations about subjects they know little about. Every now and again you’ll get a breath of fresh air, but most of the time, movies fall into the same ideological zone. They’ve gotten so comfortable with it that it’s almost become a moral obligation to profess it. Alienation doesn’t matter to them because they feel like they’re doing to the right thing by pushing their politics into the productions they create.