People love to criticize society as a whole for only focusing on the superficial, but in the case of American Horror Story and Scream Queens, the only thing horror fans have is superficial.
The love and tenderness of the couple is conveyed solely through the couple’s smiles, hand holding, quick kiss, and voices, and yet it is a supreme moment of human tenderness.
In the 80s, Blue Velvet ruined the American Dream. In the 2010s, Blue Velvet ruins anonymity.
Even with the public knowing his wildly inappropriate relationship with underage girls (including his daughters), Woody Allen remains one of the most critically acclaimed writers and directors of our time.
Most teen shows add insult to injury, as they not only provide an insincere portrayal of certain topics like eating disorders, but they can also passively inspire and perpetuate these issues through unrealistic depictions or ignoring their consequences.
Fight Club is as an audacious attempt to keep audiences “woke” through an anti-materialistic revolution, but it actually works to trivialize efforts towards a less consumer-based society through usage of sexism, exclusion of women, and unrealistic, violent campaigns.
Are shot-for-shot remakes to practice technique? To get in the mind of a creator? To pay homage to an adored work?
Writing a series with only conventionally strong female characters lacks depth and reality.