Censorship has been a hot topic in the American consciousness as of late.
Divisive debates over free speech and the removal of Confederate monuments have blown open yet another chapter into America’s ongoing culture wars where liberals and conservatives are pitted against each other on a whole slew of controversial subjects ranging from race relations, LGBT issues, women’s reproductive rights, and many other touchy topics that I just don’t have the damn time or patience to get into.
Unsurprisingly, the never ending battle between the nation’s two primary political ideologies impact the way the American populace watches movies as well. Just very recently, many moviegoers were enraged when Memphis, Tennessee’s Orpheum Theatre pulled screenings of GONE WITH THE WIND, a controversial film that unrealistically romanticizes the southern perspective of the Civil War via the Lost Cause myth, due to how the 1939 classic was racially insensitive.
And this is where the trouble starts…