John Leguizamo Slams James Franco’s Casting as Fidel Castro: ‘He Ain’t Latino! How Is This Still Going On?’
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John Leguizamo took to Instagram to speak out against the recent casting of James Franco as Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in the upcoming independent film, “Alina of Cuba.” Variety confirmed Fra…
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One executed rapists in his army. One is a rapist.

Pissing directly on Castro’s grave would be doing less disrespect to the man.

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Wait, Franco’s rapist? How I didn’t hear about this, can you give more info?

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https://www.thecut.com/2022/07/all-the-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-james-franco.html

All detailed here, I first learned of it wrt his “acting lessons” where he coerced female students into performing oral sex on him and receiving oral sex from him, under the guise that it was all “simulated” practice for sex scenes. It wasn’t, and even if it were, it would still have been predatory.

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What the fuck🤮… I read up, he actually fucking defended himself by saying that legal age in New York(where that happened) is 17…

Well, he was a good Harry Osborn I suppose… I should have knew him just for that… From the movies only you never could have guessed it. Why does it turn out like this for actors/singers/directors and famous people in general from whom you least expect it? Not same as this, but related:

1.Morgan Freeman(a victim of slavery btw) is a living USA propaganda machine and warmonger who wants war with Russia since 2017, it’s not like Schwarzenegger who says ‘‘peace in Ukraine’’ ‘‘no war’’ yada yada, no, he is full on demanding a war with Russia from 2017!!!

2.Steven Spielberg is terribly horrible in politics, so much that some of his movies are banned in Middle East, reading his ‘‘politics’’ section in biography was awful, he was friends and shaking hands with war criminals, remember, this is STEVEN FUCKING SPIELBERG we are talking about!!(Jurassic Park, Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Schindler, Close Encounters etc) I still of course think that his movies are the movies of all time and that cannot be changed for me, but about politics, I was disgusted at least

3.Christian Bale, the one true Batman and the man himself Patrick Bateman, he is not even a close as the others, but apparently he was denied access in some part of China while he filmed a movie set in Chinese-Japanese war before WW2 and that’s it. Still, he has a Serbian wife and remains based for me

4.Chris Hemsworth, I have no idea about irl, but he starred in some classic shitty ass Middle East war movies

5.Gerard Butler, Scottish actor(Leonidas) starred in ‘‘has fallen’’ movies(ultra American and western propaganda)

6.Liam Neeson, voted in favour of staying in EU during Brexit

And a bunch of other actors/singers who voted for Biden…

Anyway, time for my asexual ass to recover from reading this about Franco…

I’m not read up well on some of the people you mentioned, but I do know that:

Morgan Freeman is also probably a sex pest. 300 was a fascist ass movie anyway, and I’m sure Gerard Butler himself shares some of those views. Liam Neeson once said in an interview that he got drunk and angry and went roaming the streets for a black person to shoot, but thankfully didn’t find anyone. Steven Spielberg is a Zionist piece of shit who took away from less Zionist minded Jewish stories like Maus in order to propagate his own nonsense. The shining light ending of Schindler’s List is Jews taking over Palestine. Here’s a really good piece by EliValley and an article on it: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbIymT1OjQC/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY= https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/listless

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Wait, 300 is a fascist movie?

How can a historical ‘‘based on true story’’ movie which takes place BC be fascist? Is Sparta bad or? It was one of my favorite historical movies along with Gladiator, I watched it last time in summer 2019, so I need to refresh my memory a little bit, can you explain me? And yeah, Butler sucks ass in ‘‘has fallen’’ movies and every other ultra western propaganda movie.

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I thought 300 was cool as hell when I watched it, too. There’s just a lot of apocryphal subtext within the movie that lends itself very well to fascist imagery and ideology, like the portrayal of Spartans tossing inbred and deformed infants to the rocks and it being treated as more like an interesting and metal quirk than something horrific. A lot of it is pretty ahistorical, too.

I don’t know if you’re interested in longer form video content, but Big Joel (a supposed lefttuber or breadtuber or whatever, his media criticism is really good imo) has a vid on it where he explains that he really enjoys the movie but has some issues with it – also engaging with fans of the movie who got pissed at him online. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMqTPUWXqw

edit: I’m not sure you’d agree with all of his points and that’s perfectly ok. There’s probably a coherent argument to be made regarding the movie in favor of it, it’s just that the majority of the people making those arguments online are loud obnoxious manbabies.

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Did Spartans really threw babies irl or?

Probably not, more likely infanticide was done in secret by ashamed or financially burdened mothers. Here’s an interesting article on it.

https://www.badancient.com/claims/spartans-throw-babies-mountains/

From my understanding as well, after the Battle of Thermopylae, Sparta knew that propaganda was swirling all around Greece about how badass and heroic their city-state was, and they became a tourist destination afterwards. They played up the propaganda to the nth degree because it brought them a lot of money from tourists.

Here’s a very interesting article I like a lot about the pervasiveness of “Spartans” and Sparta worship generally in fascist movements: https://newrepublic.com/amp/article/154563/sparta-myth-rise-fascism-trumpism

I think it’s perfectly alright to find Sparta cool to study and think of it as a really interesting iota of history, just the sort of reverence society writ large has for it serves a propagandistic purpose: we are the strong and we must crush the weak, etc. Greek fascists adore the movie 300 and harken back to the Spartans all the time, for instance.

Oh, so throwing babies was probably a myth? I still don’t know why that many people still believe in it, but people believe in a million other bullshits that never happened in history/happened in totally diffrent way, so not strange.

Also, I wonder why society uses the Spartans as propaganda in a sense:we are strong, we will crush the weak, when the real message should be: a couple of hundread men defeated a much larger and stronger enemy. It should be symbolic that a much smaller country can defend itself and kick ass of a much bigger one, which we saw a number of times in history and as someone coming from Balkans, we did it 4 times in past century alone… But people always get the message in the wrong way or completley miss the mark and historical inaccuracies in movies don’t help either…

Also, I didn’t know that there are fascists in Greece, are there a lot of them or just a couple of hundred/thousand morons? I’m going in Greece every year since I was 4 years old and never encountered one, so they are rare as it seems, but considering whatever the fuck is happening in Balkans last 30 years,it would not be really surprising.

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Reading about the barefoot lawyer Christian Bale attempted to visit because I was curious about what you were mentioning. The guy “fled” (read: the CPC didn’t care or try to fight it) to the US after imprisonment for a few years and like, one of the first few things the guy does is join the Republican Party. He spoke at the national convention in 2020 about fighting for and defending Trump. Why is it always that these people “fleeing” end up siding with the worst of us in their new Western homes? Kind of wild lmao.

Why was he imprisoned in the first place? I wander what shit did he do.

At least it’s not Biden and democrats, here in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia we say: better Trump than Biden, at least for us I guess, still that’s like choosing a snake over a crocodile lol

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He tackled a family planning clinic and accused it of performing forced abortions and sterilizations. The government presented him as operating on behalf of hostile foreign interests, but he was charged with basically inciting a riot and destruction of property, sentenced to almost five years in prison. He lost both his appeals. Afterward, he was on unofficial house arrest, which higher level officials agreed were extralegal and they agreed to look into lower officials involved.

Truthfully, the amount of Western coverage the man received back in the day and the way he immediately aligned himself upon immigration shows what interests were involved in his promotion abroad. The professor that helped him get into NYU even went back on supporting him after he got kicked out because of how he chose to align himself with so many Christian fascist elements in the US, namely the anti-abortion movement.

The fuck…

So, what the hell is ma man Bruce Wayne doing with him?

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At the time, Chen was receiving international coverage for “defending human rights.” Christian Bale fell for it like everyone else, just had the money, fame, and self-importance to visit and try to shake his hand. I don’t think Chen’s leanings were super apparent to anyone until he came here and found a place where his reactionary nonsense had roots and acceptance, found words for the fucky feelings he’d had over the years.

Eh, unfortunately for a man of his caliber to fall for such bullshit, still nowhere near as bad as Freeman or some other guys…

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Seems to be a gusano movie

They should cast Trudeu

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I don’t think Castro was known for messaging underage teens

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Please tell me this isn’t gonna be anticommunist propaganda.

@bennieandthez
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its not going to be anticommunist propaganda (i am lying)

ksynwa
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It is

oh should we do a movie night?

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On one hand he has made some pretty good indy films amd theater productions with a leftist message. Particularly “In dubious battle”. But then he went and did “The Interview”.

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Evil Fidel Castro AU Fanfic

Harry Osborn? What could go wrong. Liam Neeson would be a better choice if they don’t have a Latino actor to cast:

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