Acting equity, will it work for the luvvies?

Apparently Cate Blanchette has dug in her toes on the right of straight actors to play the parts of gay people. It is in the Daily Telegraph so it is probably true. Some gays are up in arms demanding that they have to play the gay people. No appropriation of roles!

Someone who watches a lot of films might be able to say if this will be good for gays if it is applied the other way so no gays get to play straight people!

And how will it work for gay employment if the roles in movies reflect the diversity of the community at large and not just the community of thespians and the progressive left?

Footnote. I regard actor and waiter to be gender neutral like pilots and captains. I am unwilling to eat in a place that advertises for waitpersons.

This entry was posted in Cultural Issues, Rafe. Bookmark the permalink.

32 Responses to Acting equity, will it work for the luvvies?

  1. Fat Tony

    waitpersons this word has son in it – sexist

  2. zyconoclast

    Apparently Cate Blanchette has dug in her toes on the right of straight actors to play the parts of gay people.

    Just looking after her own job prospects.

    Likely every second movie will now star a QWERTY lead role. She wants to be somewhere at the front of the queue without having to go full rug muncher.

  3. Jock

    i got into trouble from my daughter when i boo’d the ad for the new Doctor Who at the movies. but thats how i feel about this garbage. the new remake of the Nutcracker has a woman playing the soldier and a black actor as well. All no doubt in the name of diversity.

    yes, well when elizabeth the virgin queen is played by a black male transgender whatever we will all know that this crap has gone too far.

  4. Dr Fred Lenin

    The Gaystapo at work .just how many fascist organisations are there? Gaystapo Feminazis ,Antifa fascists , soros s getup union mafia. Fascists ,untidy nayshuns fascists ,media branch of the fascist gang an endless list of evil bastards ,all created by the left,Defunding might tone them down ,ni taxpayers money for fascist gangs .

  5. Tim Neilson

    Jock
    #2847025, posted on October 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Funny how so many archetypal heroes are white heterosexual males, and that instead of being able to devise believable black female LGBTQWERTY heroes that audiences actually want to see the media just hires “minorities” to play those straight white male roles.

    Female Dr Who?

    The luvvies are salivating about a black or gay (or both) James Bond. Sherlock Holmes can’t be far behind, since that role has also been the subject of “diversity” proposals.

    Even when they don’t transpose the role they essentially replicate it, e.g. Hercules is followed by “Xena Warrior Princess”, and Indiana Jones is followed by Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

    And who thought that an oh so politically correct all female Ghostbusters remake was a good idea?

  6. Up The Workers!

    I reckon an ideal role for her would be to play a gay Jewish male dresser for Al Jolson, the famous white/ blackface minstrel of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

    That’ll have all the leftard, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic professionally offended compo-ologists having politically correct conniption fits and racing off to the A.L.P.’s Human Wrongs Commission for a bucket-load of compo-cash.

    After the way Canadian Leftard Prime Minstrel Justin Truedope dressed up his family as a troupe of comical Black and White Minstrel performers in India recently, she’d certainly have his backing (and maybe even score a coup by having him and his whole theatrical family of culturally oafish Leftards perform as extras?)

    Personally, I can see nothing wrong with what Lefty Blanchette wants to do.

    After all, Juliar Gillard unconvincingly played an honest solicitor for a short while (until she was sacked) and also an honest Prime Spin-ster (ditto); Wayne Swan once played a numerate person; Chris Bowen played a swimming instructor; Bill Shorten played somebody concerned about the rights of women and unionists; Sarah Halfwit-Bung and Richard the III played the “Einstein-like” deep-“finkers” of the Australian Left; Craig Thomson played the lachrymose victim of identity theft in every single brothel up and down the Eastern Seaboard of Australia; A.L.P.B.C. and Fauxfacts staff daily play the roles of impartial journalists. In short, most lefties are thespians of some sort or another.

  7. Up The Workers!

    Hmmm…how about a female version of A.F.L. football?

    You could call it the A.W.F.U.L. (Australian Women’s Football Underachiever’s League).

    Might catch on.

  8. Ubique

    I’ve for years been haranguing restaurants who refer to waiters as waitstaff or waitpersons. When you do, demand to speak to the managestaff or manageperson.

  9. The word is “waitress” (I use the word in all my job ads. Gaia must like me, I’m still getting away with it despite all the job sites being moderated by 22yo SJW’s)

  10. a reader

    Waiter, Waitress, Actor, Actress etc. These words must not be allowed to die

  11. Jim Rose

    So gay actors can’t play straight roles?

  12. But what if the straight male/female identifies as lesbian/gay male and wants a lesbian/gay male relationship? We’ve been told that these things are fluid and you can feel gay one day and then not the next. One video I saw had the proponent suggesting they will flow from one to the other on an hourly basis, even identifying with a whale or somesuch.

  13. Up The Workers!

    Would it be acceptable to the Lefties if Kate Lefty Blanchette was sent to some nominated medical institute to receive electro-convulsive shock-therapy to “train” her brain via aversion therapy, to become a “gay” thespian, rather than the very rare other type?

    I seem to recall that back in the 1950’s in the U.S., they used such progressive therapies to ‘train’ gays to be ‘straight’. Surely it would be just as efficacious in reverse when solemnly used for politically correct leftard purposes?.

    Depending on the particular role she is going for, she might find advantage in acquiring a thousand tatts, growing hairy legs, a mo and partial beard and playing a season or two in the A.W.F.U.L. After a couple of years muscling up, and she’ll be kick-starting super-tankers with the best of them.

    Alternatively, perhaps she could be appointed by the Mincing Poodle for 6 months as the Diversity Warrior/Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Androgynous Army with the regulation combat Uniform of fishnet stockings, lurid red lippy and high heel shoes, rainbow-painted finger nails, blonde wig and Madonna-style pointy-boobs?

    That should do it!

  14. egg_

    The qwerty’s have gone full retard?

  15. JohnA

    Up The Workers! #2847081, posted on October 22, 2018, at 10:30 pm

    Hmmm…how about a female version of A.F.L. football?

    You could call it the A.W.F.U.L. (Australian Women’s Football Underachiever’s League).

    Might catch on.

    Keith Dunstan would approve of something like an Anti-Women’s Football League (“AWFL”) as long as it is pronounced the same way… 🙂

  16. billie

    ah ha ha ha .. it’s all different when their Political Correctness bites them on the ass. Where’s the gravity creation now Cate? (Carbon Cate)

    I am practically bathing in shadenfreude these days

    what with the Libs picking Morrison instead of Dutton, alloing Turnbull to get his revenge, on the voters and it’s backfiring as the Liberal Party disintegrates and it will histroically be parked at his feet.

    I look forward to Chrissy Pyne and Maris what’s her name to be hoofed out as wel, so much to look forward to

    as well as a new conservative party, compliments of Turnbull’s ego

    oh the joy

  17. Cassie of Sydney

    “Jim Rose
    #2847228, posted on October 23, 2018 at 6:03 am
    So gay actors can’t play straight roles?”

    Well Rock Hudson played “straight” roles during his whole career….and he did so rather well. However “Rock” wasn’t some mincing poodle. He was “queer” but he wasn’t a “queen”.

  18. DavidH

    A female Dr Who doesn’t seem that bad to me. The doctor periodically regenerates and it doesn’t seem an outrageous stretch for the new incarnation to be in female form. In that universe it makes some sense. What doesn’t make sense is demands for James Bond to be black – that’s just nonsense. The James Bond character is white, that’s it. If you want a black role, there are 8 other double-oh numbers to be used for Bond’s colleague from a different background.

  19. Mother Lode

    i got into trouble from my daughter when i boo’d the ad for the new Doctor Who at the movies. but thats how i feel about this garbage. the new remake of the Nutcracker has a woman playing the soldier and a black actor as well. All no doubt in the name of diversity.

    The Brits seem more in thrall to this fad.

    Netflix has that series ‘Troy’ where they have cast a black actor as Achilles. ‘Casanova’ has a Nigerian actress playing the role of Bellino, a female Italian (actually Teresa Lanti) who passed herself off as a Castrato. She was born in Bologna and her painting (as Teresa, not Bellino) in Milan makes it clear she was very fair skinned.

    I get the feeling they want to create the mental images that people will draw upon to imagine the past as being very multiracial at least, perhaps multicultural (I haven’t watched them, although I am curious to watch ‘Casanova’)

    I suppose they don’t want people to think Wicked White Men created the world that created the modern world.

    Or maybe they like the stories but can’t accept that they are so white.

    Wait for the story of Julius Caesar as a lesbian Muslim cetacean.

  20. Rohan

    a reader
    #2847187, posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:23 am
    Waiter, Waitress, Actor, Actress etc. These words must not be allowed to die

    +1. The left must never be allowed to dictate the meaning of common place words of the English language. We’ve appeased them for far too long.

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rohan
    #2847310, posted on October 23, 2018 at 9:18 am
    a reader
    #2847187, posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:23 am
    Waiter, Waitress, Actor, Actress etc. These words must not be allowed to die

    +1. The left must never be allowed to dictate the meaning of common place words of the English language. We’ve appeased them for far too long.”

    Yes, that is Jordan Peterson’s argument too.

  22. A female Dr Who doesn’t seem that bad to me.

    What it actually does is reduce the value of women. Dr Who was highly intelligent, but often physically and emotionally weak. His female companions were the strong ones in the show, always helping, guiding and teaching him about humanity and usually saving him through their own resourcefulness. Dr Who without his females wouldn’t exist, he no longer does, but that’s is the intent.

    There are some things that should never be changed in the name of equality or whatever.

  23. Up The Workers!

    To DavidH at 8.18:

    Why shouldn’t James Bond be black?

    After all, his alleged best friend, Felix Leiter of the C.I.A., has been played by actors as diverse as Australian Michael Pate, Jack Lord (of Hawaii Five Oh, fame) and David Hedison (of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, fame) and has gone from being a white American C.I.A. agent, to a white British Secret Service agent named “Clarence Leiter”, and back again, and in recent times has gone from a white American, to a black African/American. He has also gone from being whole, to losing a hand and half a leg in a shark attack, to subsequently wearing a prosthetic hook and artificial leg; to regaining both hand and leg, and has miraculously gone from being killed in that same shark attack, to being restored to full health though with a different skin colour.

    He truly is either a master of disguise, or the victim of atrocious continuity problems.

  24. Dianeh

    A female Dr Who doesn’t seem that bad to me.

    The new doctor is ok.

    But Timelords are or were also women. The Doctor’s mother was a woman. Romana was a woman.

    River Song was a woman.

    There was no need for the Doctor to become a woman. This is not equality, it is saying that the female timelords were inferior, whcih

  25. We almost always play this game wrong (alternatively, we don’t know how to fight to win).
    I say bring it on. We should be ENCOURAGING this stupidity.
    Why not join these fvckwits in demanding only poofs play poofs and dykes play dykes.
    Before we know it, the movie industry, and Hollywood with it, will be destroyed and become irrelevant in the culture wars.

    Why do us right wingers always FIGHT TO SAVE THE LEFT FROM ITSELF?

    Not sure which of us is more stoooopid.

  26. Soon enough all of these actors will become irrelevant as software becomes so good that human actors will no longer be required. It’s already started, but will only accelerate. It’s actually good for the movie industry as the production costs for movies will fall dramatically, as will having to put up with self-absorbed actors.

    And will people care? I think not, as it’s the story that matters and nothing actors do is real anyway.

  27. JohnA

    Up The Workers! #2847074, posted on October 22, 2018, at 10:26 pm

    After all, Juliar Gillard unconvincingly played an honest solicitor

    Phew, thank goodness I read your whole post otherwise I might have wondered about your sanity – positing such non-existent creatures…

  28. Colonel Crispin Berka, King's Fusiliers Corps.

    DavidH says

    #2847279, posted on October 23, 2018 at 8:18 am
    The doctor periodically regenerates and it doesn’t seem an outrageous stretch for the new incarnation to be in female form. ….
    The James Bond character is white, that’s it. If you want a black role, there are 8 other double-oh numbers to be used for Bond’s colleague from a different background.

    Yes, honourary nominal +1 for this sensible distinction.

    If one wanted to stoke the fires of hypocritical indignation one might also argue it is perhaps just a little bit condescending to assume that a black actor can’t make a great secret agent on their own merits without the assistance of the James Bond brand name.

    On Whovian matters, the real test is whether boys switch off in droves because they can’t relate… and whether girls with “daddy issues” do the same. Sadly due to the socialist TV licensing scam in the UK, even if this turn of events pleases nobody the show may very well go onwards, the plight of the masses barely registering in the televisual tank treads of the State.

  29. Senile Old Guy

    Hercules is followed by “Xena Warrior Princess”,

    The Xena episodes in Hercules were popular, that is why she got spun off into her own series, which ended up being more popular than Hercules. Hercules then turned up in Xena episodes.

  30. Nob

    Why shouldn’t James Bond be black?

    Would stick out like dog’s balls in Russia or China.

    Handy for undercover in Africa, Western Europe, USA.

  31. Hay Stockard

    Actors wear make up to work. I would have thought this was particularly gay. Particularly when they play dress up.

  32. Bruce

    So gay actors can’t play straight roles?”

    Not at all, in fact it is pretty much compulsory in all of show-biz. After all, the “performing arts”are all about make-believe; pretending to be some character you could never be in real life whilst being propped up and made to look and sound good by a small army of “ïnvisible” techies.

    And the most horrendous thing is the arrogant presumtion that the peasants are obliged to believe every scripted utterance, be it made whilst in costume or “off duty”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.