What’s a movie that ACTUALLY couldn’t get made nowadays?

What’s a movie that ACTUALLY couldn’t get made nowadays?


16 candles. Having sex with the unconscious prom queen and she’s fine with it.


"Did you like it?" "I think I did"


There's a College Humor video called "All 80's Movie Hijinks Were Actually Sex Crimes." It nails most of the worst ones


Revenge of the Nerds too.


*Goddamn those nerds were rapey*


Not to mention Gedde Watanabe’s role as Long Duk Dong. Movie was full of stereotypes, but you could never get away with an Asian caricature like that now. I do have a real soft spot for that film though.


Tiptoes. They already kind of pretend that one didn't happen. Remarkable it's only 2003.


Wiki: "Kate Beckinsale agreed to star in the film for scale if she would be allowed to wear her "lucky hat" during filming, and Bright agreed. On her first day of filming, the producers demanded that Bright tell her to remove the hat, and Bright refused, as this was the only reason she was in the film for a low salary." And that's only like the 3rd weirdest thing on that page...


[For anyone else curious about the hat, because I sure was](https://kate-beckinsale.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tiptoes-2003-Caps.jpg)


Not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t Dickensian night cap.


I was leaning Carmen San Diego hat boy was I wrong


It's cute. On her, I mean. Not on me.


I mean... She's Kate Beckinsale. Don't take it too hard.


I thought I remember reading that Kate Beckinsale has a nervous disorder called trichotillomania, which is where you pull out your own hair. I wonder if that's related to her insistence on wearing the hat.


It also said there was controversy cuz they cast Gary Oldman as a little person so I looked up his height….. he’s 5’9”


Kate Beckinsale [is definitely "quirky"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQe7_l9iJI)


And Gary Oldman in the role of a lifetime


The trailer is 10,000x better than the actual movie.


I've never seen the movie, but I've seen the trailer more times than I'd like to admit. I feel like it's a perfect parody trailer, the kind of thing you'd see on snl. The fact that it's a real trailer for an actual film is insane.


I'd never seen or heard of it and just watched the trailer.... Man, you ain't kidding.


I remember reading the longer directors cut was allegedly loved by the entire cast including Peter Dinklage, and then the producers dug their claws in and made it awful.


Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s a really easy excuse to tell yourself when you want to justify your choices.


“When the going gets rough, it’s only the size of your heart that matters.” Fun fact, three of these performers would go on to win Academy Awards.


I looked up what else McConaughey was doing around then and I love that fresh off the heels of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” success he was like YES THIS IS A GREAT FOLLOWUP


Daniel Toshs 43 min review of this movie is still one of the funniest things he’s done https://www.cc.com/video/u1lmo5/tosh-0-spoiler-alert-tiptoes-uncut


Lol that was good, thx for the link. Feel like I have no need to watch the actual silly movie and will just reference this from now on.


Apparently the producers cut an *hour* out of the movie and fired the director who, according to Peter Dinklage and others that worked on the movie, actually made a pretty decent film. But yes the version we got was particularly awful


This is what I thought as well. And it rings true with all the people saying “Why would Matthew McConaughey, Peter Dinklage, Kate Beckinsale, and Gary Oldman all agree to be in this?” The answer is they didn’t, they agreed to be in a far better film we never saw. And the story of producers fucking over the directors/screenwriters and destroying a film is as old as time and will continue to happen. Tiptoes would get made again today.


I watched a bad movie review on this channel called Double Toasted and about died laughing while they talked about this movie. It didn't seem real that that actually came out.


what the fuuuuuck is this movie... who greenlights this?


7 brides for 7 brothers would struggle to get made today I think. 6 guys kidnap 6 girls, very much against their will, finally win then over and get married. We're supposed to root for the boys as just being a little enthusiastic. Great dance numbers though :)


When your source material is best known as "The Rape of the Sabine Women", it's kind of a given.


To be absolutely fair, "rape" in that context means theft/kidnapping. Though given that they're kidnapping women to forcefully marry them, we can be pretty sure the other meaning was involved too.


I love it but, 16 candles. The main hot guy literally facilitates a kid to rape his drunk gf, like actually spells it out “ she is so drunk she won’t remember have fun “. And that’s not to mention the racist parts.


Revenge of the Nerds and Weird Science as well.


Saturday night fever. They drug a girl, rape her, but then she kind of blames herself and they go disco.


Weren't there two assaults in that film?


Revenge of the Nerds was my first thought too. The nerds are straight up evil people


Just read the wiki plot, did one of them rape the sorority chick?


Yep in a darth vader costume in a bounce room. She then proceeds to fall in love with the nerd for his sexual prowess while raping her.


>sexual prowess All without so much as kissing her during. To add an extra layer of unbelievability to the whole affair.


Yes. And she enjoys it. After she realizes just how good the nerd is at sex, she breaks up with her football quarterback boyfriend to be with the nerd. I shit you not. It's disturbing.


And installing hidden cameras in the sorority house.


Then taking those pictures and selling them.


We've Got Piiiiie


I watched that with my parents in elementaryschool. There was a big promotion with 7-11 for the third movie. The 80s were wild.


Yeah, the 80s were a different time, that's for sure. Kids were looked at as an untapped money making potential much more than now. If a movie did well, they tried to market it towards kids somehow. Hell remember Gremlins? That was a straight up horror movie. In the movie they outright talk about how the giril in the movie finds out Santa Claus isn't real (and that's a horrific story itself). But, the monsters were cute before they become demons who murder old ladies. Let's make stuffed animals and t-shirts. Kids will love it! To be fair, the 90s were not much better with that. I mean damn, they made an Ace Ventura cartoon. The movies were not kid friendly, like at all.


*Nobody* in that movie was any good. Not the nerd or the jocks or the dean or the coach. (Did the Omega Mus know of the Tri-Lambs crimes or were they relatively innocent bystanders?)


I always forget that he raped that girl in RotN.. Didn't they also solicit nude pictures of the girl without her permission? Yah, those nerds are sexual predators




Yep. Long Duk Dong. The 80's sure were a time.


“Thanks for letting me borrow the Donger”


I always thought LDD was the protagonist of the film. He gets the girl, has the most fun, sticks it to the man by crashing grand pa's car in a lake, and returns to Samantha's house victorious the next morning.


Birth of a nation would need some tweaking


To be fair, there were quite a few protests when it came out, and the NAACP tried to have it banned.


And I'm learning that the NAACP is much older than I had thought. Founded in 1909.


The last two letter in the name of the organization is a big clue as to how old it is.


First of all, no modern filmgoer is interested in a three hour silent film. That just doesn't sell these days. EDIT: Guys, can we let my lame joke be without trying to poke holes in its logic?


A successful Fantastic 4


The further we progress with realistic CGI, the more disgusting Mr Fantastic’s powers will look in live action. I can’t wait.


We're getting a live-action Ms. Marvel (for those not familiar, a young girl who develops essentially Mr. Fantastic/Elastigirl powers due to exposure to an alien chemical) in I think November so I guess we won't have to wait long to see!


Go full body horror and don't hold back.


I dream of a Mr. Fantastic that combines the initial body horror of the most recent movie and the creativity of Elastigirl to create really innovative fight scenes.


See but that would create a good Fantastic 4 movie and that's not allowed.


>Go full body horror and don't hold back. This was literally Josh Trank's pitch for Fant4stic so...


The first one was successful enough to get a sequel. It wasn't a great movie, but it also wasn't the worst thing ever, and it at least tried to stick fairly faithfully to the source material, even if in a super-cheesy way. The reboot however...


Cloud Galactus is still super weird.


Galactus in general is weird and I would imagine probably one of the more difficult villains to adapt to live action. Marvel did a great job with Dormammu though so I feel like, eventually, they'll pull it off well.


They managed to make Ego the living planet work in Guardians 2. I'm sure they can manage Galactus.


Seems like everyone is switching to AWS these days.


The real lesson Hollywood needs to learn from the F4 failures is that Dr. Doom needs to be the focal point. Not some weird garbage Doom that looks like Terminator 2 outtakes, but the, by marvel standards, complex anti-hero (anti-villain?) he can be. There's a graphic novel called Books of Doom that really gives the guy depth and makes him perfect for film. It's like the film Magneto backstory without the easy emotional targets. The 4 themselves are way too generic to make a solid film, at best maybe a "high-octane thrill ride" or whatever other preview cliches are out there. Doom, gritty, visually industrial, morally challenging, it just makes sense to me.


Everyone go home, I have the winner: The 1992 masterpiece [Gayniggers From Outer Space](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/)


There was a meme not too long ago where you could trick your friends by making them google *"1992 space movie"* It still works though....


Holy shit. [All I had to do was type 1992](https://i.imgur.com/dcUkd75.png). I've never heard of this movie, much less ever googled it. I'm so confused. I was around in 1992. I assure you other stuff happened.


Google's AI has probably seen an uptick in people searching that so it might be suggesting it more often to you. You may have clicked on OPs link and imbds cookies told Google you were just looking at the movie. Or it could be the camera and FBI guy watching you 24/7. But who the hell is watching that FBI guy all the time? The NSA?!?


Not trying to be super serious, but it's a short film. It's also a low budget art piece. It could be made today for the same reasons it was made in the first place. It's not like Tiptoes, which was a full length film with a bunch of established actors(at the time) and an A lister in Matthew McConaughey.


Yooooo, fun memory with this one!!! I was teaching English in Japan back when Lost was still on. I got my English-speaking staff really into it, and it was some season finale we wanted to watch in the staff room. I was downloading torrents and then bringing my laptop to work, and we'd gather around to watch sometimes, so of course for the season finale. We're all gathered round, lights off, and I start it. THAT title screen came up. I'm like the only black person for 150 miles (not true, but always felt like it), and was like, "I swear I didn't do this on purpose... " although more than half had no clue what the big deal was. Us who were from or studied abroad, were in tears laughing. We didn't watch it, and I deleted it because I very honestly thought it was about to be hardcore gay porn.


There's a fuckton of movies from the 1960s and 1970s with extensive child nudity, which even being non-sexual in many cases, wouldn't fly at all today. Some were sexual too, mind you. Examples of each, that I know of- El Topo is one that comes to mind, the protagonist of the film has a "sidekick" who's a completely nude eight year old boy. He's not in the film super long, but he's still completely dick-out nude for like 10 minutes. Pretty Baby has full-frontal nudity with Brooke Shields, who was *twelve* at the time of filming. She's canonically a child prostitute in the film and it doesn't necessarily "glorify" things but I can't imagine anything like it being made today. There seemingly was a kind of laissez-faire attitude about it in cinema at the time, especially art house cinema, which I think at times saw itself as being so high-minded that it was somehow "above" concerns of ethics.


Fun fact that 8 year old boy is Brontis Jodorowsky. The son of the Writer, Director, Star, Alejandro Jodorowsky. That's not even the most bizarre thing Alejandro did. When he was 12 years old, his father cast him in a planned film adaptation of Dune by Frank Herbert. He was trained to play the part of the novel's protagonist, Paul Atreides. He had been taught by Jean-Pierre Vignau, a famous French coach in Japanese jujitsu karate, judo, aikido, and also with a variety of different knives and swords. His training was intensive: 6 hours a day, seven days a week over a period of two years until the film project was shelved. Brontis also revealed that this training was painful and merciless.


Amazing. I’m surprised he didn’t actually enlist the help of an eugenic cult to birth the perfect actor for the part.


The reason he didn't was he actually believed his son *was* the perfect actor for the part.


The documentary is amazing. Jodorowsky’s dune


Wasn’t Pink Floyd supposed to do the soundtrack? Huge missed opportunity. I love David Lynch but his Dune was lackluster at best.


I'm pretty sure Lynch dislikes the film more than you. He blames studio interference and not having final cut. He even had his directing credit removed from the credits.


Yeah I feel like the naked child isn't even in the top 5 reasons El Topo wouldn't get made today.


80’s too. Ubiquitous boobs in every movie unless it was rated G.


Some examples of unexpected 80s boobs:. Caddyshack, Back to School, Easy Money, Vacation, Airplane!, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Terminator.


I watched Police Academy for the time since I was a kid and was actually kind of shocked by the amount of boobs I saw. I was much more shocked when I realized that my mom let 10 year me watch a movie like that. Also, if you get the chance watch Police Academy, it's still hilarious all these years later.


A movie where a guy gets a bj from a woman under a podium while giving a speech. Yeah, I don't think my mom knew what kind of movies I was watching as a kid.


Fast Times at Ridgemont High had totally expected boobs


I think the best part about 80s movies was expected boobs at an unexpected times in those movies.


I miss unexpected boobs. They didn't make a big deal about them either. They were just there one moment, then gone the next.


Like Commando. Two guys beating the shit out of each other in a hotel and crash through a door to the next room, and boom! unexpected boobies.


Why Terminator? The sex scene was necessary for the story. Arnold's ass was 100 times more unexpected than Linda's boobs.


Don’t forget Total Recall. It had a lady with 3 boobs! I think there was a 3 boobed lady in the remake, but I don’t know if she showed them off?


Baby, you make me wish I had three hands.


Look at the public outrage over Cuties. If they tried to make Pretty Baby you’d see theaters burn


The Charge of the Light Brigade. In order to simulate cavalry being hit with cannon fire they had actors ride their horses full speed into trip wires and ended up killing 25 horses.


“What do you mean, you people” is one of the greatest moments in comedy.


Im a lead farmer motherfucker


"I am tired of this koala-hugging ni-" **SMACK** "*For 400 years, that word has brought us down.*" "What the...?"


Just because it’s a theme song don’t mean it’s not true.


That made me laugh so hard the first time


Then he starts singing the Jefferson theme song and that smile he gives is the funniest shit.


The movie is gold. Only RDJ could have pulled it off.


He was head to toe legitimate


And he didn’t break character til he’d done the DVD commentary.


My favorite thing is that if you watch the DVD commentary he does do the whole thing in character.


Apparently Brandon Jackson's (Alpa Chino) mother visited the set, talked to RDJ in make up and thought that she was talking to Don Cheadle.


A dude never breaks character.


“Take a big step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE”


I don't know what kind of pan-Pacific bullshit power play you're trying to pull here, but Asia, Jack, is my territory. So whatever you're thinking, you'd better think again! Otherwise I'm gonna have to head down there and I will rain down an ungodly fucking firestorm upon you! You're gonna have to call the fucking United Nations and get a fucking binding resolution to keep me from fucking destroying you. I am talking scorched-earth, motherfucker! I will massacre you! I will fuck you up!


(Find out who that was)


Most underrated follow up line in movie history. Makes the whole thing so much better






Tropic thunder should be regarded as a comedy classic based on Cruise’s performance alone. BIG DICK PLAYA!!! Swinging past the kneeeeeesss


Give me some of that ass water


"Suck my unit!!"


Blue Lagoon


And the sequel: Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). Female actor is like 15(?) at recording and they, or course, tried to outdo the first movie by using more of the same recipe


Female Actor is also Milla Jovovich!


Revenge of the Nerds. The panty raid and even electronic peeping shenanigans might squeak by since we're not that far removed from the American Pie era. The gay and Asian stereotypes might also just because they are so comically over the top. But Lewis straight-up sexually assaulting Betty by impersonating her boyfriend and then Betty letting it go because he was so "wonderful," just wouldn't fly. I remember watching it on video at 11 or 12 and thinking: that's just not right. The filmmakers have since come out and said they regret that scene, too.


[Accurate version of revenge of the nerds](https://youtu.be/g9D3FQlekrM)


Rambo 3, in which Sylvester Stallone does a propaganda for the Taliban.


They were our friends then, because we hated them slightly less than the Russians....


Slightly less is a bit of a stretch. "the brave soldiers of the Mujahideen" is a little beyond "eh Russians are WORSE i guess" Wasn't it the economist who put Bin Laden on the front page with a title something like "meet the brave freedom fighters of Afghanistan". I'd say that's a bit more than, the enemy of my enemy. That's clear cut support


I don't think it's fair to criticize RDJs character though. The whole point of his character was to point out the ridiculousness of black face and how Hollywood pushes its over-the-top method actors into any role even if they don't fit. Every character in that movie was a hyperbolic representation of something. That's what mockery is supposed to do


There's nothing to criticize about RDJ from that movie. People always mention it like "how did they get away with that". Simple. RDJ didn't DO blackface. He played a *character* who was doing blackface and it was clear that that was not okay. RDJ isn't criticized for the same reason the guy who played Hitler in downfall isn't. They're playing a character who does a bad thing, not doing a bad thing.


And he gets called out for it in the film. It's not like all the other characters are fine with it, it's made clear that it is problematic.


This is the important part, really


It's literally the first part of the film after the fake previews.


I think the biggest proof that that movie could be made today, is that RDJ’s career is thriving right now and there is no press at all (leave alone constant press) about his role from 15 years ago. EDIT: and Ben Stiller’s career too


The only time you see anyone mention Tropic Thunder is to see people praise it or theorize it couldn’t be made today. I never see anyone mad about it.


I think the audience of today would accept Tropic Thunder but I don't think movie executives/producers would.


It’s Always Sunny also had the Lethal Weapon episode and that’s another example of the same thing.




Love potion #9, it's literally a roofie serial date rape movie and it launched Sandra bullock's career, kind of amazing to think about now


The movie was a flop. I wouldn’t consider it launching Bullock’s career. Demolition Man and Speed did that.


Demolition Man is one of the best action films ever made.




I think a lot of movies listed would be no problem. They are not as controversial/offensive as people make them out to be. On topic, though, but for completely other reasons, making the Colin Farrell/Kiefer Sutherland movie "Phone booth" would be problematic today (although not impossible) because... well, there are hardly any phone booths left.


To be fair, the fact that there are hardly any payphones left is already a plotpoint in the movie.


You can still make a movie set in the past, I think I've heard of a couple of those


in a similar vein, a lot of old movies wouldnt work nowadays because modern technology would solve the problem in the plot easily, and thus would require that movie to be a period piece


Thinking back to Die Hard 3 some of the puzzles that Simon sets would be pretty easy considering any random person could google the answer in less than 30 seconds.


The original Die Hard. He's trapped in the building and can't get word out because the phones are down. 30 stories up in a building in West Los Angeles get you five bars on a cell phone, not isolation.


Easy enough to fix, cell phone jammer and the plot works again. Sure there might be a few things here and there but it wouldn’t be too hard to make plausible.


john mcclane still gets stuck because he decides to pass the time by looking at porn that he saved to his phone


"Now I have the wi-fi password. Ho-ho-ho."


Or have his phone taken away or broken


Haha, good answer. You’d have to make it a period piece just to do it again lmao.


God, the early 2000s counts as a period piece now


Pop punk, bleached tips, Eminem, Bush/Gore…it’s a vibe


All my favorite movies have Bush/Gore.


I watched Shallow Hal the other day and no way that would go over smoothly nowadays.


“Where all the white women at?” May be the most brilliant comedic line in any movie ever.


A joke I didn't get for 30 years, is when Mel Brooks is the Indian Chief and he uses the Yiddish term for the N-Word. (After a prodigious use of it in English from other characters)


There’s an extra layer to that scene that gets lost today. In the decades before Blazing Saddles was made, it was standard practice in Hollywood to cast swarthy white actors (usually Jewish or Italian) as “Indians” in westerns instead of actual Native American actors. So the joke was that Mel Brooks’ “Indian” tribe was really just a bunch of Yiddish-speaking Jewish guys thanks to Central Casting or whoever.


One of the most famous cinematic Native Americans, [Iron Eyes Cody](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody) (aka "that crying Indian from the anti-littering PSA") wasn't anything of the sort, and it only came out after his death that he was Sicilian and had just committed super hard to the persona both on and off screen.


A similar joke is used in Cannibal: The Musical. All the Native Americans are clearly Japanese people.


unironically one of my favorite movies of all time, lets build a snowman was my ringtone for years.


I recently found out that Richard Pryor helped write some jokes on the script. Makes a lot of sense, lol.


You would think he wrote all the racism jokes. Nope! He wrote the Mongo jokes.


Mongo only pawn in game of life.


Mel Brooks wanted Richard Pryor to star in the movie, but the studio said no.




Here's another: when John Wayne heard Mel was doing a Western he mentioned he wanted to be in it. Brooks gave him a script, and then next day Wayne came back and said "Aww, hell. I can't be in a movie like that - but I'll be first in line to see it!"


"These are salt of the Earth people. The clay of the new west. You know, morons."


*(Cleavon Little corpses because Gene Wilder improvised the last word)*


His laugh never fails to get me. It's just so genuine in a way even the best actors can't fake.


Nothing to add other than that is an amazing scene but also I wanted to say thanks for introducing me to a new word: 'corpsing'. I had NEVER heard that word before used in the context of theater lol - in America to my knowledge it is always just called 'breaking'.


The best joke was the one that never made it into the film: when Madeline Kahn is in the dark bedroom with Cleavon Little and she unzips his pants and says “Oh! It’s true (what they say about black people)!” he was supposed to have said “excuse me, miss, but you’re sucking on my arm.”


I must own an extended edition of the film or something, because my copy includes that joke in the film!


I heard it was ‘my elbow’.


"Mam, that's my elbow" was how I heard it


Another Schnitzelgruben? No 15 is my limit 🤔


“Are we awake?” “We are not sure. Are we black?” “We are indeed.” “Then we are awake. But we’re very puzzled.”


I don’t know why, but “Somebody’s gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes” makes me laugh uncontrollably. It’s such a throwaway line, but it’s just so damn funny to me for some reason.


Slim Pickens' "'LE PETOMANE THRU-WAY'?! What'll that asshole think of next?!" delivery is just fantastic.


We'll head 'em off at the pass!


Head them off at the pass? I hate that cliché!


"Ok Jim. Since you are my guest, and I am your host, what are your pleasures; what do you like to do?" "Oh, I don't know. Play chess. Screw." "Well let's play chess."


"See this hand?" "Steady as a rock." "This is the hand I shoot with."


"They said you was hung." "And they were right."


"Excuse me while I whip this out" *screams and gasps*


This is my favorite movie of all time. It's followed closely by Godfather Part 2. It's amazing writing. Amazing acting. Amazing humor. Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks are two of the funniest people to have ever lived. Andrew Bergman wrote the original screenplay, which was amazing on face value. But then they brought in Steinberg and Ulger. It's just a creative masterpiece. Mel Brooks has made some of the best films of our generation and I don't think he gets enough credit.


The real reason we can't make another Blazing Saddles today is we don't have another satirist as talented as Mel Brooks.


Comedian Dana Gould was doing a project with Mel Brooks and said "You couldn't get Blazing Saddles made today". To which Mel replied, "Are you kidding? I couldn't get it made **then!**"


A better answer is: The tropes it hammers hardest aren't as common anymore. Part of the comedy of the movie is how it strips away the Hollywood myth of Western life. It exposed a hint of the racism, the filth, and the media sterilization of what that time was. You can't really watch Blazing Saddles and take old Western television and movies seriously.


Mel Brooks isn't dead. Shit, Mel Brooks isn't dead, right?


Hell no! He just turned 95!


I think Tropic Thunder could still get made. Simple Jack made fun of actors who take on roles of disabled people as if it’s some beautiful and difficult role to portray whereas Tug Speedman goes “full retard” with it and makes it comical. Disabled people aren’t the brunt of the joke, Tug is. And RDJ’s black face isn’t glorified, rather it’s mocked through the whole movie and his character is a satire of method actors who go to extreme lengths to get into character. So basically none of the things people complain about in Tropic Thunder are presented in a positive light and I think it could still be made today.


If anything, Tropic Thunder deserves a sequel where they mock the current film industry with all the actors involved after moving on from the movie. Kirk Lazarus can even be given backlash for using black face.


I think a new movie like that would be great but I don’t think it should be tied to Tropic Thunder. That movie was great by itself and a sequel could tarnish that.


Song of the South. Even when it was made Disney knew it would be controversial and tried to have it rewritten to take some of those edges off, but unfortunately a lot of those suggestions were ignored and we’ve got something set in Reconstruction that still seems at a glance to celebrate slavery and its institutions, infantilizes a black man and puts the direction of his life in the hands of literal children, leans so hard on the “magic negro” trope Remus brings the boy back from near death with merely his presence, and in general just presents a too clean and whitewashed image of everything. It also manages to at the same time be dull Disney corn pone that’s been out of fashion for half a century. Great songs though. Anything touching it would have to be some kind of inversion or subversion, an apologetic update to bring it along to a more modern understanding of the world, to give Remus a lot more agency. I also feel like straight cowboy and Indian westerns where it’s simple, the cowboys are the good guys and the Native Americans are the bad guys, Mexicans and Asians were racist stereotypes, and black people just weren’t even there couldn’t happen any more. Audiences expect a little more moral complexity and realism in a western, and Blazing Saddles had a hand in that by parodying the straight western so hard it died.


Re Westerns: the Searchers had already started the Trend against old westerns 20 years before by showing John Wayne wasn’t the hero


The Passion of the Christ. Mel Gibson funded it himself because studios didn’t want to touch it. As a result he made 400M+. Without his own deep pockets it would never have made it to production.


Pretty Baby.