Is Roseanne Revival A Pandering Trump-Flavored Bone?
I don't think the revival of ABC's Roseanne is what it appears to be. Worse, I'm disappointed by how eagerly people are celebrating this Trump-flavored bone that looks like pandering to me.
In an Entertainment Weekly article where a writing executive producer of the show is interviewed, the show comes off as deceptive pandering. In it, co-executive producer Bruce Rasmussen says the writers are anti-Trump. Is there one true, open Trump voter on the writing staff? In the executive ranks?
Rasmussen says Roseanne Barr isn't a Trump supporter; she just wanted to play one on the show. Roseanne claims she did vote for Trump here. So, which is it?
Further, Roseanne's young grandson Mark is sexualized as a cross-dresser. Sounds like the American Heartland to me. Is it too much to ask to get one show free of any Cultural Marxist degeneracy?
There are many on social media who larp like they're chiseled Hollywood insiders, yet never worked a day in their lives there. I've worked at a major talent agency, a major studio and for top writer-producers. Emmy winners. The biggest names, the biggest projects you can imagine.
And, I had my career wrecked because I was not going to vote to re-elect Obama. That was my crime. I was a basic, normie conservative back then. No bleeding edge Overton Window views from me at that time. My bosses snooped on my emails and saw a newsletter from Glenn Beck (whom, ironically, I've permanently disavowed since he went Never Trump). A few months later my contract wasn't renewed. Conceptualize my astonishment.
I'd like to be wrong about all of this, but I doubt Roseanne is evidence of Hollywood cucking to the Right. Maybe the record ratings will push execs to make more content that appears to skew right, but I find that scenario unlikely.
Please stiffen those spines out there. Please continue to fight Hollywood. If a show like Roseanne is all it takes for people to lower their guard, the cultural war is lost.