I do not have much of an interest in the garbage Hollywood produces nowadays. The one exception was the TV series Succession, the first two seasons of which I quite enjoyed. In short, this show depicts the adult children of a media mogul fighting for their share of the multi-billion dollar corporate pie of their father. Somehow, it is claimed that this show is “satirical”, but I cannot see much satire in it. Season 2 was released in 2019, and season 3 this autumn. There will be a fourth season but I my interest is pretty low at this point as the producers of this show have revealed them to be reprehensible little gits.
The first two seasons are bad enough, however. We witness one of the main protagonist jizzing against the window of his office, presumably expressing that wealth and power sexually arouse him. You watch him from the back as he is jerking off, which is followed by a close-up of some white sticky stuff that as he is wiping it off the window pane. There is excessive swearing, which I find increasingly off-putting, and the relationships that are depicted are portrayed as dysfunctional. You even get to see couples demeaning each other publicly, i.e. husband and wife insulting each other, and the patriarch of the family telling their kids to f— off in far too many scenes. All of this is distasteful enough, but in season 3 the producers decided to ramp it up a notch. One of the biggest story arcs has one of the male protagonist entering a sexual relationship with an obese woman in her 60s. As part of this story angle, you see him sending a picture of his erect cock, and this is shown in close-up. I was incredibly disgusted by this.
The scene in question happened in episode 8 of 9 of season 3, so I finished watching this show regardless. Then, I pondered why this picture was put into the show as opposed to merely alluding to it. After all, it would be easy enough to do so. The answer seems quite obvious. In fact, there is a long line of examples where Hollywood aggressively pushes the boundaries, in an attempt to gradually increase the amount of filth they can put out. To put things in perspective, I should remind you that decades ago even the use of expletives was prohibited. Today, you hear four-letter words sometimes of the rate at several a minute. Do not think that this is a coincidence. I bet the first use of such a word on screen caused a big stir, and after none of the producers found himself dangling from a lamppost, they just took this to be the new base line until it was accepted usage.
There are countless examples of distasteful scenes in movies. Off the top of my head, I could think of the following:
– The Graduate: Young man entering a sexual relationship with an older married woman (yes, this used to be a taboo subject)
– American Pie: Dude penetrates a warm pie and waxes lyrical about it
– All about Mary: Dude masturbates before meeting the titular female character and somehow ends up with jizz in his hair, unbeknownst to him
– Brokeback Mountain: Softporn with two gay cowboys masquerading as a Western
– Silence of the Lambs: Cannibalism
– Cuties: Sexual exploitation of children
– The Exorcist: Satanism
– Basic Instinct: Vivid sexual intercourse in a mainstream movie
– Kids: Teenage sex and drug abuse
As videogames have taken over the leading role in destroying culture, the torch has been passed on. Good examples here are Life is Strange, which features “gender-fluid” main characters and The Last of Us, Part II, in which you play as a trans-woman and get to kill a lot of white men, including fan favorite Joel from the prequel.
I think in all those cases, the goal was simply to break taboos. This is not nearly as daring as it may seem if you own Hollywood and all media. Thus, those movies can be construed as attacks on Christian morality, with the goal of gradually destroying the cultural fabric of society. You start with one heavy blow, for instance by making a gay couple engage in sexual activity the center piece of a movie, and a few years down the line, you get openly gay characters in every movie, and producers who do not do that get lambasted by the media for it. It is a sickening game.
I am not sure the is a good way out of this. Obviously, it would be a shame if the gates of hell opened and swallowed Hollywood as well as the Californian porn industry. Yet, there is a cultural shift going on. The movie industry has been getting ever-more irrelevant. I know very few people who still keep tabs on Hollywood, for instance. This may explain why the powers that be are so upset about alternative media, as it signifies a loss of control over the cultural narrative.
There is probably a light at the end of the tunnel. First, there are demographic factors, i.e. “progressives” having fewer kids. This ideology is a biological dead-end. You will probably not be alive long enough to witness the pendulum fully swinging the other way. However, due to us having access to alternative media, we can shrug off Hollywood garbage. Even ten to fifteen years ago, before fast internet was easily available, you could only take your pick from mainstream media or arthouse faggoty. Today, it is of course the case that Youtube has shut down almost every remotely interesting channel, but I find plenty of material that is to my liking on other sites.
Arguably, the shock strategy of Hollywood was destined to fail in the long run. They thought they were winning, and kept pushing. Meanwhile, more and more people were simply turning away. Today, Hollywood essentially lives off Marvel superhero movies, which seem to have little cultural significance. Probably all of this is yet another example of the quandary of the social engineers: they get too cocky and think they cannot lose. Then they overplay their hand and destroy the basis of their economic success. Hollywoods comparatively low significance nowadays fits this hypothesis. In fact, nowadays, those people need to use fringe TV shows to engage in their cultural nation wrecking, which limits scope dramatically. Yet, the battle is not over yet, so expect more pictures of erect penises to crop up in TV shows for a general audience, just like the f-word has become ubiquitous.