Mary Sue — To Infinity and Beyond

From here,

Ever wonder why Star Wars decided to make Mary Sue character Rey their main focus for The Force Awakens? Well, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy it’s because male Star Wars fans don’t need to be catered to anymore.

Why is that?  Because white males are the one group that one can take pot shots at without repercussions?  And were males ever really catered too?  The movies were mostly about swashbuckling adventures, a genre that has been in existence forever; one that attracted men and women (think Pirates of the Caribbean) .

In an interview with the New York Times, Kennedy addressed her decision to cast a female lead in her second movie in charge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. “I have a responsibility to the company that I work with. I don’t feel that I have a responsibility to cater in some way [to those particular fans],” she said. “I would never just seize on saying, ‘Well, this is a franchise that’s appealed primarily to men for many, many years, and therefore I owe men something.’”

What kind of stupid logic is this?  She says that she is responsible to the company (Disney) that she works for.  Most people would assume that this responsibility is about financial success, but I am not so sure.  But apparently not.  She is deliberately ignoring the fans that made the franchise a success; more or less admitting that she is giving them something that they don’t want.  Perhaps the responsibility that she alludes to is about being PC.

Here we have a tweet from one of the writers of Rogue One

@chrisweitz Ethnically diverse group led by brave women rise up against new threat from authoritarian regime led by old white men? Check.

This kind of give the game away, does it not?

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101 comments on “Mary Sue — To Infinity and Beyond
  1. That’s really nutty. What biz person w a wildly successful iconic brand just says, “meh, why stick with what our customers want?”

    Remember “new Coke?” Big flop.

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  2. FNU MNU LNU says:

    i like how the very next article is about men having to pay attention to leaving pee droplets in gender neutral bathrooms. wasn’t it enough that they made a whole lot of grief over putting the seat down, now we have to worry about pee droplets too?

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  3. SFC Ton says:

    More likly that scfy nerds are born cucks so if don’tmatter what they do

    The last round of star wars movies were fucking horrible. Acting was worse then shit and the nerds still lined up to watch it


  4. SFC Ton says:

    I never put the seat down
    Women can learn to check to see if it’s down before they take a piss


  5. Yoda says:

    Why do they hate white men so?
    As a green man, salute the white man I do

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yoda says:

    Probably the hero chick be hot with big boobs she will.
    Enough for guys to forget the silliness this should be

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yoda says:

    More likely that scfy nerds are born cucks so if don’t matter what they do

    This worked with Ghostbusters not

    Liked by 1 person

  8. SFC Ton says:

    Ghost busters wasn’t the major event star wars was

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Yoda says:

    Make all white guys sign consent form before watching Rogue One they should


  10. SFC Ton says:

    No White man will see that movie
    A fuck ton of White males will but no men


  11. Yoda says:

    A green man see the movie he might.
    Take one for the team he would

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if the villains will be British…

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Spawny Get says:

    British English, or English playing German baddies

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Spawny Get says:

    Merry Impending Christmas everyone! Pick a favourite

    Alan Ackbarsson • 2 hours ago

    1. Schizophrenia — Do You Hear What I Hear? …

    2. Multiple Personality Disorder — We Three Kings Disoriented Are

    3. Dementia — I Think I’ll be Home for Christmas

    4. Narcissistic — Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

    5. Manic — Deck the Halls … and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and…..

    6. Paranoid — Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

    7. Borderline Personality Disorder — Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

    8. Personality Disorder — You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m Gonna Pout, Maybe I’ll Tell You Why

    9. Attention Deficit Disorder — Silent night, Holy oooh look at the Froggy – can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

    10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

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  15. Spawny Get says:

    A long, long time ago Parris was considered a serious, rightwing journalist (for The Times)


  16. SFC Ton says:

    Reality = Racist

    And what is wrong with not wanting a lot foreigners around? I very much enjoyed my monochromatic youth of no locked doors, no daily fuck yous while driving, never hearing other folks radio at stop signs etc etc

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  17. FNU MNU LNU says:

    being against illegal immigration is not the same as being against immigrants. but the left twists it to make it sound like it is. just like they blamed the right for the .gov shutdown, when it really was all Harry Reid’s doing.

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  18. SFC Ton says:

    For the record i am against immigration

    All it does is change your culture and make life more difficult for the native born poor and working class.


  19. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    i don’t think a male led boycott had ever been tried. Given the high handedness of Ms. Kennedy speaking for Disney, men should boycott Disney. I t well past time. They don’t want out business. Add to that, even after the debacle that was the new Ghostbusters, these people still don’t get it.

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This has nothing to do with anything.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. SFC Ton says:

    I am uncertain that is bad news Spawny
    #1 his conviction was a given. He did violate the law. Just like all the folks who get side ways with Canada’s hate speech law and the lady actresses who was fined in France

    #2 now he shows people the strength of his conviction and shows the Dutch how hostile their government is. Given the times we live in, anything which helps folks understand their government is illegitimate is a blessings of sorts

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  22. SFC Ton says:

    Has there been a decent move with a female lead in recent memory?

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Yoda says:

    Want to see a movie with Chewbacca in the lead I do

    Liked by 3 people

  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The dialog might involve lots of inarticulate screaming.


  25. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Rather than hope for something new from Hollywood, why not stay home and watch something classic that reinforces conventional values? Errol Flynn in Captain Blood?


  26. Yoda says:

    Think of a good female led move I can not.


  27. Yoda says:

    The dialog might involve lots of inarticulate screaming.

    Always subtitles there are

    Liked by 1 person

  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Dorothy was the lead in the Wizard of Oz. A good movie it was. Dorothy’s character had humility, a virtue not not common in the present day.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Yoda says:

    The bear has a point he does

    Liked by 2 people

  30. FNU MNU LNU says:

    titanic… lol


  31. Spawny Get says:

    Alien and Aliens are two of my favourite films ever. I think that the second works slightly better in having Ripley as a woman. I’m not sure that Ripley being a woman in the first film was the original plan, but it worked fine. She was brave because it was that or die, I can believe that. The second one she was blackmailed into being a ride-along civvy advisor, that worked too.


  32. Spawny Get says:

    Ton at 4:05pm, I agree. I haven’t seen any hysteria over it on the serious political UK blogs, it’s just the war that we’re in. I suspect that it’s going to backfire on the establishment BIG TIME in their next elections. A wronged underdog who is visibly addressing reality while the political class keep making things worse for the proles…how does that go wrong outside of massive corruption which will be unhideable? It doesn’t.

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  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is HHW bait if I ever saw it. It sounds as if they have lent more strength to his campaign by prosecuting him than had they left him alone. It may be enough to carry them.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Spawny Get says:

    Ooh look! After all the euro-pols have been talking tough, the real power in Germany (meaning the real power in the EU) speaks

    Merkel told by GERMAN businesses: UK MUST have EU market access WITHOUT free movement

    ONE of Germany’s leading business figures has launched a scathing attack on “childish” Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brussels bureaucrats over their behaviour towards Brexit Britain.

    Speaking ahead of next week’s summit of EU leaders, Hans-Olaf Henkel, the former President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), has called on them to grow up and strike a free trade deal with Britain.

    Mr Henkel, who is one of the most respected business and political figures in his country and is now a Member of the European Parliament, has said a way needs to be found to allow the UK to stay as members of the common market and trade freely without free movement of people.

    And in a furious attack on Mrs Merkel, he said she would go down in history as the politician who created Brexit for blocking a fair deal on border controls for David Cameron and opening the floodgates to immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

    The other 27 EU heads of government gathering in Brussels next week have already tried to humiliate Theresa May by blocking her from joining them for the traditional dinner.

    The hardline approach and threat of tariffs has, according to Mr Henkel, left many business people in Germany “very concerned” because they believe tariffs will hurt them even more than UK.

    Mr Henkel described the behaviour of Mrs Merkel and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker as “childish and counterproductive”.

    He said: “It is childish because it is obviously a psychological reaction to the vote of the British people and they didn’t expect it, they didn’t like it and they want to punish Britain for a psychological reason rather than a logical reason.

    Merkin has been making some very different comments on immigration in the last week or two. She clearly want s to be re-elected. Though why the fuck the german people would, I haven’t a clue. She’s been a catastrophe for the continent and the country. But the Germans have that war-guilt thing going on, so…

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    Nigel Farage was on t’telly last night. He said that the BREXIT process could have been over in two weeks (now over six months while waiting to trigger a two year process FFS).

    With an audience that was anti-BREXIT in tone of comments and clapping, Nigel didn’t get a hard time (IMHO) he got some respect even when saying uncomfortable things.

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  36. Spawny Get says:

    “No White man will see that movie
    A fuck ton of White males will but no men”

    I’ll watch it when it’s free, probably. More to do with the dearth of anything else to watch. I like sci-fi. I watched episode VII once it became free (once, it was mediocre due to Mary-Sue, Darth Emo and the deeply beta (black) guy who added as much to the film as the dog in Battle Star Galactica)

    Having said that, I still haven’t watched Mad Max Fury thingy (and that’s been free for months). I may watch ghostbusters when it’s free just to see the epic shitshow that results from a mangina remaking a classic film using wimminz..

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  37. Spawny Get says:

    In other movie news, I recently watched The Hateful Eight…yeah, not bad. The woman figure did some really nice small scale acting (Jennifer Jason-Leigh), she raised a few smiles while getting punched out / elbowed in the face etc). Tim Roth’s character’s accent playing up to US expectations was amusing too.


  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    While nobody has picked up up on it here, Captain Capitalism has already had posts up about this film. If we don’t loudly boycott it, we should avoid it. That will hit Hollywood where it matters and, who knows, they may listen.

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just realized that HHW has her hands full. She is moving, as she has said she will here, and at Bloom’s.
    The Austrians had their reelection. It looks like the Netherlands is is getting frustrated. And, next, Germany. I don’t think Angela Merkel is going to salvage it.

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  40. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It will be released the middle of this month. It is inconceivable to think of a Star Wars flop, but they sure are trying. This time, we won’t have Tarn to write a review.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I that fellow should go to Disney and tear up the contract they had with George Lucas.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Farm Boy says:

    The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday denied Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s appeal to restart a partially completed presidential election recount, meaning President-elect Donald Trump’s 10,704-vote victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton stands.

    In a 3-2 ruling, the state’s highest court said the Michigan Court of Appeals correctly ruled that Stein was ineligible to pursue a recount.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Farm Boy says:

    I think that Mary Poppins might be considered a reasonably good movie with a female lead

    Liked by 3 people

  44. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post


  45. Yoda says:

    Earth Will Feel The Power Of The Force Again: Disney’s ‘Rogue One’ On Course For $280M-$350M Global Opening


  46. Spawny Get says:

    Having looked around a bit more, Rogue 1 might be worse than I thought. Gonna need beer if I do watch it.


  47. SFC Ton says:

    Love the movie Marry Poppins but does it qualify as recent?


  48. SFC Ton says:

    Not sure I would bet aginst Merkel. I have noticed any men worthy of the tittle in Germany

    Hope I am wrong but wouldn’t bet aginst her

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Spawny Get says:

    Oh wow, cool one

    Liked by 2 people

  50. Spawny Get says:

    Worth sticking with

    Liked by 1 person

  51. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Pooh spouting Nietzche is more than a little scary. Better to keep him away from that jar.


  52. Spawny Get says:

    Hey Molly, did you make it to the third guest chipping in?


  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly is about? Come talk to us and don’t be a stranger.


  54. Spawny Get says:

    I got a Molly-like on the video above…


  55. molly says:

    Yo unca S I watched it thru! Who wouldn’t laugh at the gravel voice after the squeeky voice? Too too much! Hey if they all had a sense of humor, there would be no shame right? Hahahaha!

    Liked by 2 people

  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly!!! It is good to see you!

    Liked by 3 people

  57. molly says:

    AND YET..

    If they all had a sense of humor and laughed we would not laugh so much, right? Their seriousness is hilariousness WHAHAHAHA!


    Liked by 3 people

  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If they had a sense of humor, we might have some fun. They may not like fun.


  59. Yoda says:

    Not on the same world as I he is

    Liked by 2 people

  60. Yoda says:

    Not sure that true this is.
    Think much I do

    Liked by 2 people

  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You just made me think of all the pigs at the government trough who may have to find other sources come January. There may be a lot of them.

    Liked by 1 person

  62. Spawny Get says:

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  63. Yoda says:

    Image of Hillary most unflattering it is.
    Appropriate this would be


  64. Spawny Get says:

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  65. Spawny Get says:

    Another plotski uncovered

    Liked by 1 person

  66. Spawny Get says:

    Genuinely funny

    Liked by 2 people

  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That Hillary! She is so clumsy!


  68. Yoda says:

    Hillary is clumsy not.
    The Russians it would be


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