Wednesday, February 8, 2017
On Netflix, they recently added a 'comedy' starring and executive produced by Drew Barrymore called "The Santa Clarita Diet".
The specific plot to the 10 episode show isn't important to this posting so you can watch and decide for yourself if its your cup of tea.
However from a PC social-cultural hard-sell standpoint we want to let you know what we saw and you can judge whether it is a big turn off, a mild shrug or you feel wonderful about it..
When the family leave the house in the morning to start their day and get into their cars, the audience is introduced to two other couples who are neighbors on the cul-de-sac, and both of course multi-cultural..
One couple who live next door to the left is a Hispanic male with his Causasian wife and the other couple who live on the right is a black man with his Asian wife as she's pushing a stroller carrying their mixed-race baby (yuk!)
Now Barrymore and Olyphant play real estate agents so by the 6th minute of the 27 minute show, Drew's character is showing a home to Another bi-racial couple (black woman, white male) and no one demonstrated any oddness with this..
A little later on in the show, the husband goes into a pharmacy where he receives assistance from an Asian girl and 2/3rds into the show, when Barrymore goes to a bar to hang out with her female friends, the multi-cultural dichotomy consists of 2 Asians, 1 Hispanic and the Caucasian woman from earlier...
This is the norm on TV and film folks..
The reality is the vast majority of people of a given race or ethnicity do NOT socialize outside of their group when on their private time and not obligated to
Certainly people will shoot the shit to pass time with others at school or work but the true norm is the vast majority of people marry those who share their same cultural and religious values, do not invite people of different backgrounds to their homes for any reason, and are quite content doing so
The entertainment industry has always looked upon the masses as essentially idiots with minds of Play-doh for them to mold and shape to conform with their world view and whatever products or ideas they wish to push
Commercials are the most overt, obvious example..
TV and film- not so much.. Remember these actors, directors, writers and producers are professionals at the highest levels of their craft.. They are masters at subtle and overt persuasion.
But unfortunately you really have to be both dutifully aware and vigilant of what you and especially the impressionable minded are watching
Nothing is accidental.. Not a single actor choice to play a given role nor decision that a character makes nor a single line of dialogue or the strategic product placements in the foreground and background
1) You are socially Conservative and not looked upon by Hollywood with any respect, thus..
2) You are Correct that they see you as inconsequential
We don't know if Trump as President can alter this poison in any way and turn back the clock to when people were depicted on TV and film accurately based on social reality..
But we sure hope so..
Posted by Susquehanna at Wednesday, February 08, 2017