African-American actress Rasana Lynch will be the new 007. Many have collapsed again: "It's better to use blacks and women, bye." In the past few months, the film's picks have seen a backlash "only for political correctness and regardless of role fitness." The Washington Post's Mr. Newman points out that this anxiety is not so much a racial issue as a generational issue. "On the face of it, they ask, will politically correct movies look good?" But what they want to ask is, "Whose narrative is important in the future?" Is it my generation, or is it the next multigenerational generation? 』」

According to the Guardian, the latest film in the 007 series, Bond 25, is rumoured to be being replaced by Lashana Lynch, the African-American actress of Captain Marvel. Originally-pound edgy actor Daniel Craig will still play Pound, but Craig has previously announced he will retire at the end of the episode.

It is quite possible that the future agent number 007 will be succeeded by Rasana.

However, as soon as this news came out, many fans objected: "Black women play 007?" "Female 007.... Why don't you write a new spy role." Black, female, LGBT. Do! 」

Looking back over the past few months, there has been a steady stream of backlash against the film's choice of "politically correct and despite the character's fitness."

Last week, Disney announced that the live version of "The Little Mermaid" would feature African-American actress Halle Bailey, and that there were a number of "childhood memories destroyed" voices in the community. Even on Twitter, many people launched a "#NotMyAriel" (not my love) campaign against Disney's Mermaid selection.

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And let's see, this is probably not a single event.

There has been a surge of anxiety behind the #NotMyAriel #NotMy007 #NotMyXXX, from "The Little Mermaid" to "007" series, which has been the scene of a backlash in recent films. What they say ostensibly is "opt-in", but behind it may be a deeper (but not necessarily) cultural imagination:

Is all the mass entertainment I'm familiar with today about being destroyed by "political correctness"? (Translation: Everything I'm familiar with, to be destroyed by women, blacks, and gays.) )

"White Nostalgia" in Film: Not just race or gender issues, but generational issues

This wave of "politically correct" online backlash is not a single case. Brooke Newman, a Washington Post columnist, describes the phenomenon as a "white nostalgia" that has spread from a political climate to mass entertainment.

In the 1980s and 1990s, in the heyday of american neoliberalism, this series accompanied us (not just whites, but also millennial television children far away in Taiwan) to grow up in television, film, and film sets, with most of the positive roles in the film, mostly white heterosexuals.

From an early age, we grew up in an atmosphere where The Princess Prince was white, the secret service was white, and the main characters of the Met star were mostly white and occasionalLy asian (well, except for the British drama Doctor Who, whohad chosen a female doctor).

However, as we grow up, the community is beginning to realize what "multi-ideas" are. Society is beginning to pay attention to the voices of minorities, minorities and gender identity. Cultural typical, but also with the changes of the times have shifted. For many children who are not white, the first LGBT princess and the first African-American agent are important growth models for them.

There have been readers who have written that "Flower Magnolia" (1998) as the first Asian princess film, her female dress and Asian identity, in encouraging her self-identity.

The Asian woman, who appears to be "female and male" (androgyny) who also fights in "women's men's clothes," told me that girls can do anything like boys, or put on all kinds of clothes, and seem to do the opposite.

But 20 years ago, before "Flower Magnolia" was released, who would have thought that Asian women would be put on Disney's screen and treated as classics?

In 2019, many people will begin to remember the great works of the "white age." "The laughs of that era were great, the work was great and sincere, and people were not afraid to be punished for saying the wrong thing, not as they did today. (But, really?) Is it only people of certain ethnic groups who can say "be themselves" without being ashamed? )

Newman argues that the anxiety of this group of #NotMyAriel crowdises is not so much a race issue as a generational issue. (Extended reading: Is it strange for African-Americans to play the Little Mermaid?) Let's give Disney fairy tales fairness to every child)

On the face of it, they ask, will politically correct movies look good? What they really want to ask, however, is: will my memory be replaced? Deeper, "Whose memory matters?" Is it my generation, or is it the next generation? 」

Disney is not a fool, multiple characters are just market demand

When Marvel's Spider-Man heroine MJ is an African-American woman, "Ray the GodSaul" Ascara's son-in-law is an African-American woman, "The Little Mermaid" Ellie is an African-American woman, and even the new 007 is an African-American woman, many people complain: "For political correctness, big companies are doing whatever it takes." 」

But if you simply think of studios as "politically correct" spokesmen, it's a very rural description. This is certainly not entirely true, after all, this series of selection results, to some extent, is only a reflection of market demand.

According to the 2019 U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people who identify with a pure white (meaning not hispanic) in the U.S. self-identification ethnic survey is declining year by year. Over the course of eight years, the overall white population has grown from 79% in 2010 to 75%, and that rate is accelerating.

More ethnic identity is increasingly challenging the american popular culture that used to be centered on "whitepeople." Between 2010 and 2018 alone, the United States will welcome more multi-ethnic identity. What the film industry is doing is simply reflecting the facts and conforming to the market.

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For example, the live-action version of Aladdin, which will be released in 2019, has also modified some of the controversial lyrics of the 1994 animated version, in addition to a self-conscious Princess Jasmine. Because of that year's song "Arabian Night", a lot of Western one-sided imagination, describing the Middle East as a barbaric state:

"I come from a land, and far away, where the camels are whispering, people will cut off your ears just because they don't like your looks. It's brutal, but hey, it's my home after all. ("Oh, I come from a land / From a faraway place / where the caravan camels roam / where they cut off your ear / if they d on't lik your face / It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." )

Vogue's 1992 version of Aladdin's song caused a strong controversy and only partially modified the lyrics. More than two decades later, the 2019 live version will be changed to "Where all your dreams come, where cultures and languages meet, and maybe chaotic, but hey, this is my home after all." ("Where you wander / Every culture and tongue / It's the carly, but hey, it's home." )

So, rather than looking out, these politically correct "real-life", "sequels" and "remakes" are meant to "get more votes for the politically correct box office" and are rather becoming a belated apology for the ethnic and sexist nature of the past. (Extended Reading: Pick for you , Aladdin and Princess Jasmine: Don't Give Up Your Pursuit seeking Because of Others)

Classics keep changing, but we should grow up with them.

From hero movies, secret service movies, to Disney animation, we keep seeing classics are going through a process of change and rewriting.

Perhaps some kind of uncontrollable nostalgia is inevitable, and we always hope that things are "as simple and beautiful as we were when we were little". But if we can leave it to the next generation, more of a kind of childhood memory:

If an Asian child doesn't need to watch an animation that humiliates its own culture, if a female audience doesn't need to watch a secret film protagonist forever beframed by an evil woman or a soft man, if a girl can always know that as a superhero she doesn't have to cling to any man to succeed. Will our next generation be more hopeful?