Does anyone think that modern films are too PC (politically correct)? You know what I am talking about. Strong female roles that are so over the top that they are not believable, gay characters who have for no good reason have their sexuality a focus of the film, yada yada yada. There are many more but these are a couple to start.
I feel this way. I feel this way because I can watch any modern film and expect that blacks will play victims, white conservatives will be the bad guys and some noble liberal will save them all. The Help, 12 Years a Slave, American History X. Hell, even old films are not exempt. Does To Kill a Mockingbird ring any bells?
It’s not to say that you cannot have liberal white saviours or conservative white villains in films. You absolutely can and should. With this in mind, should we not diversify roles in Hollywood? I think it would be a good idea if film production companies would go against stereotypical characters. Perhaps minorities can play something other than misguided henchmen or minor heroes. Major characters. Like a James Bond type character or a Joker-like villain. It would be better than continuing to play secondary characters like Oddjob or Lucius Fox.