I’ll say upfront that I’m tired of all of Hollywood’s woke-ridden bullcrap and I just try to avoid it at all costs and as often as possible. It’s literally cancerous to just stay embedded in that kind of culture that seeks to do nothing more than destroy the foundations of masculinity and disrupt traditional Western values. Unfortunately, this woke stuff refuses to leave us normal folk alone, and it’s impossible to avoid it at times given that it keeps growing and expanding like some kind of terminal tumor that is deforming and distorting the very landscape of entertainment media. The latest potential victim of this tumor is the popular pulpy Red Sonja, which was handed over to an unlikely director, who recently began talking about the project that has made longtime fans fear that the property is in grave danger of getting hit with Hollywood’s propaganda stick and ending up on our Get Woke; Go Broke Master List.
This all spawns from a recent interview that Deadline conducted with the write and director of Red Sonja, Jill Soloway, who was mostly talking about working on Amazon’s Transparent – a show about a transgender – and other feminist-themed projects, but briefly transitioned into discussing the live-action adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s famed bikini-clad heroine, and how the project will fit into philosophy of filmmaking.
Film Goblin sectioned off the important comments from Soloway, who explained that she was excited to work on the Millennium Films project and put her on take on it, saying…
“I can’t wait. I’m super excited. I get to write it as well, which is really a dream come true. I know it feels different when you compare it to Transparent, but for me, it feels just really very much like it’s coming from the same place.
“[…] because I’ve always talked about myself as doing work that attempts to heal the divided feminine in our culture, the idea that women get kind of chopped up into wife or other woman or good girl, bad girl or Charlie’s Angels or all the women on Sex in the City, and that this idea of the divided feminine means that women get like a small slice to be.
“So, Afternoon Delight was about the divided feminine. Transparent was really about the divided feminine. If you look at Transparent, it’s really about a lot of women becoming whole. It’s Sarah becoming whole. It’s Maura becoming whole. It’s Shelly becoming whole, and of course Josh as well and Ari who’s nonbinary. All my work is really about humans searching for some divine feminine, asking these questions about God and looking for meaning. So, for me to transfer that into the world of Red Sonja felt incredibly natural, because Red Sonja is a very different kind of superhero. She’s not really typical.”
First of all, there is no such thing as non-binary, so that lets you know where Soloway’s head is when it comes to how gender relations. Second, Red Sonja as a character fits the sword and sandals genre, not the super hero genre. So already Soloway is off on the wrong foot in how she sees the character, which can’t be good. However, I’m a lot more fair than I should be, and I am willing to say that perhaps Soloway isn’t very well versed with the Red Sonja brand and is planning on learning, reading, and watching the material before tackling the character.
However, how Soloway tackles the character already has me on pins and needles because she compares the Red Sonja tale to The Dark Knight and Deadpool, which has left me scratching my head. Soloway explained to Deadline…
“I can really have so much fun with Red Sonja. I see her a little bit more like the first kind of bad girl superhero. Sort of like the Batman of The Dark Knight or Deadpool, you know?
“The world is changing so much right now for superheroes, that I just really look forward to not only going to the edge of what I’ve ever written and directed before, but to the edge of the genre as well.”
First “bad girl super hero”? The commenters were quick to point out that Catwoman exists, Barbwire exists, Stripperella exists, Vampirella exists, and Lady Death exists, just to name a few.
However, given the way Soloway framed the statement, perhaps she’s referring to the first bad girl existing in fantasy fiction?
It’s really difficult to parse through what she’s referring to and what she means since she jumps from Batman’s portrayal in The Dark Knight and Deadpool – two films that couldn’t be more polarized when it comes to super hero characters both in comic book form or in live-action form – and then she goes on about pushing the genre to the edge.
Honestly, it doesn’t sound very good right now, and coming from someone who has already produced content directly catering to Left-wing audiences, it’s kind of obvious where Soloway is coming from.
The typical Centrists™ are likely going to run to the tried-and-failed excuse “just wait, it might turn out to be good!”, but if you ask these subversive propagandists when was the last time a good film was made by an agenda-pushing writer/director who believes in the whole “woke” nonsense, they’ll likely scurry away from the conversation faster than CNN abanedon the Russian-hacked-the-elections fake news hoax after Mueller’s report dropped.
Either way, the early talks about the Red Sonja film aren’t sounding too hot.
I’m not a fan of any of Soloway’s work so I doubt people like myself will be the target audience for the upcoming flick, but we’ll have to wait a while before we learn more about this live-action concoction since Soloway is currently working on bringing Transparent to Broadway.
(Thanks for the news tip GuyverOne)