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(Entertainment Weekly)   Eighteen classic movies that would never get made today because they aren't politically correct. Yes, Blazing Saddles is on here   (ew.com) divider line 25
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2012-04-26 12:12:59 PM  
2 votes:
Zorro The Gay Blade could be on that list as well.
2012-04-26 11:10:41 AM  
2 votes:

Orgasmatron138: People can complain the PC movement went too far, but try finding one commercial for cleaning products that doesn't have a woman in it.


...and?

I do remember when it was a big controversial deal when they started running commercials for condoms. Today, it's "KY Special Enhancing lube to make her special moment explode in an orgasmic wave of ecstasy as she begs for you to fire your seed all over her quivering...we now return to The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel".
2012-04-26 10:19:31 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.


i personally love the Sanford and Son episode when Lamont has to go to court, and Fred says something along the lines of "There are enough ni663rs in here to film a Tarzan movie".

so damn funny.
2012-04-26 09:38:57 AM  
2 votes:
Let's be honest with ourselves - humour isn't politically correct as it involves laughing at someone, be it due to their infirmities, station in life or an embarrassing circumstance they're in.
If we are to laugh, it must be at the expense of others thus today's inclusive acceptance of colour, religion, deformities can't apply.

Now watch me kick this Chinese dwarf right square in the nuts!
2012-04-26 09:16:20 AM  
2 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'

Rape jokes tend not to go down very well these days either...


You only said rape once. You must not like rape.
2012-04-26 11:05:30 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.


You know, morons.
2012-04-26 09:25:12 PM  
1 votes:
Are you telling me that the line about "Kansas City f*ggots" wouldn't go over so well today?
2012-04-26 08:57:00 PM  
1 votes:
I would kill for one last, incredibly offensive Mel Brook's film.
2012-04-26 07:42:05 PM  
1 votes:
probably wouldn't like these either

i46.tinypic.com.
2012-04-26 02:36:42 PM  
1 votes:

Hydra: Black-face Bing jauntily disagrees with this list.

/okay, maybe not the whole movie, but that one scene is never shown in current-day runs on TV and usually edited out of store-bought DVDs


...And now, with the picture that didn't post:

johnedwinmason.typepad.com
2012-04-26 02:13:29 PM  
1 votes:

muck4doo: Zorro The Gay Blade could be on that list as well.


"Joo never heard of zee ships in zee field? Ze little, uh, ze bah-bah-bahs?"

/Two bits, four bits, six bits, a peso
//All those for Zorro, stand up and say so!
2012-04-26 02:08:39 PM  
1 votes:
So, what happens when you find a stranger in the alps?
2012-04-26 12:28:31 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Let's be honest with ourselves - humour isn't politically correct as it involves laughing at someone, be it due to their infirmities, station in life or an embarrassing circumstance they're in.
If we are to laugh, it must be at the expense of others thus today's inclusive acceptance of colour, religion, deformities can't apply.

Now watch me kick this Chinese dwarf right square in the nuts!


In one of my theater history classes, the professor quoted one of the great comedians (and I am paraphrasing): "It's not funny to dress a guy up like an old lady, put him in a wheel chair, and roll him off a cliff. It's got to be a real old lady."
2012-04-26 12:06:05 PM  
1 votes:
As long as there are magical negroes, helpful gays that improve the love lives of all around them (while never having onscreen relationships), wise native medicine men, nerdy indians and east asians, "daring" interracial relationships (nearly always between a handsome white man and a light skinned african american) Hollywood has nothing to teach us on race relations.
2012-04-26 11:22:15 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'


If Blazing Saddles were remade today the exact same way it was made before the Right would be in an uproar claiming it was making fun of white Christians and using it as an example of the war on white Christians.

The Presidents a Ni@@er!

Obama dressed in a messengers outfit rings Bin Laden's doorbell, and when Bin Laden opens the door he hands him a box and says "Telegram for Bin Laden", then Obama saunters of and boom. No more Bin Laden.

Then the next day an old lady walks up to Obama and says, "Thank you, Ni@@er."
2012-04-26 10:57:57 AM  
1 votes:
Forget movies, TV commericals are how you measure today's culture. People can complain the PC movement went too far, but try finding one commercial for cleaning products that doesn't have a woman in it.
2012-04-26 10:55:43 AM  
1 votes:
In 20 years, when we have semi-sentient sex robots, it will be un-PC to like Blade Runner.
2012-04-26 10:25:56 AM  
1 votes:
Gone with the Wind wouldn't get made today because it's a lousy movie.*

/*without fighting robots. Lousy movies with fighting robots do get made.
2012-04-26 10:22:32 AM  
1 votes:

frepnog: Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.

i personally love the Sanford and Son episode when Lamont has to go to court, and Fred says something along the lines of "There are enough ni663rs in here to film a Tarzan movie".

so damn funny.


And when Julio says "Buenas Dias Mr. Sanford" and Julio replies beans and disease to you too!
2012-04-26 10:22:32 AM  
1 votes:

EyeballKid: Well, they'd never re-make Battle Royale...oh, wait they did and re-named it, my bad.


We get it, you're hip.
2012-04-26 10:22:26 AM  
1 votes:
The most egregious use of racist stereotypes could be removed in a re-done Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gone With the Wind and Dumbo without too much trouble. You would't even have to change the scripts much, just the performances, really. Song of the South, of course, is kinda SOL, because the whole thing is a celebration of the antebellum feudal paradise in Ole Dixie.

Of course, the reboot we'd all love to see is Birth of a Nation, amirite?
2012-04-26 10:21:24 AM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.


how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.
2012-04-26 10:06:33 AM  
1 votes:

calbert: kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.


Yeah, they'd never release a movie that was released 3 years ago today.
2012-04-26 09:09:17 AM  
1 votes:
Every single one of those except Song of the South could and would be made today.
2012-04-26 09:00:31 AM  
1 votes:
List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.
 
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