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Scarlett Johansson Shamed Out of Transgender Movie, Now Look What Might be Happening to the Film

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Hollywood is a cesspool of liberalism and progressive ideology, often pushing out art and entertainment with subversive ideas that twist God’s good design for family, marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.

Thus, when it was announced a filthy film called “Rub & Tug” about a transgender massage parlor owner was being made, it was not exactly a huge shock. After all, the film industry has become the propaganda wing of the left over the last several decades.

However, controversy struck the film’s production when it was announced that actress Scarlett Johansson would be playing the lead role in the film, as the left shamed her for not legitimately being transgender. They wanted “representation” meaning an actual trans actor to play the part.

These folks kept the pressure up until Johansson dropped out of the project. What these people don’t realize is that without star power to put butts in theater seats and sell tickets, the movie would be a bad investment for the production company, and now, alas, it might not even get made.

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Political correctness strikes again.

“The future of ‘Rub & Tug’ is in limbo following Scarlett Johansson’s exit from the project because of objections to her playing a trans man,” The Wrap reports. “According to an individual with knowledge of the project, it is unclear if ‘Rub & Tug’ will actually go into production. The insider indicated it doesn’t look good for the movie, which still has director Rupert Sanders attached.”d

Johansson’s production company, These Pictures, was set to co-produce the film, but now that she’s no longer starring in the project, “it’s unclear” if the company will stay on, The Wrap reports. Also unclear is whether Joel Silver’s production company Silver Pictures will move forward with the project if These Pictures pulls out.

After backlash from transgender activists over a “cisgender” actor playing a transgender role, Johansson announced last week that she would pull out of playing Dante “Tex” Gill, a female massage parlor owner during the ’70s and ’80s who “prefer[red] to be known as a man,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s obituary of Gill.

Johansson initially defended her decision to take on the role, arguing that playing a transgender character was no different than transgender actors playing cisgender roles. That prompted even more forceful backlash from activists, which ultimately convinced Johansson to reverse her decision, issuing the following statement to Out Magazine:

In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. According to GLAAD, LGBTQ+ characters dropped 40% from 2017 from the previous year, with no representation of trans characters in any major studio release. While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film. I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly. My production company, These Pictures, actively pursues projects that both entertain and push boundaries. We look forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide.

Now, the fact the movie might not even be made is no problem as far as the rest of the sane world is concerned. After all, the vast majority of folks in America still believe in traditional, God defined roles for men and women. And, you know, there’s the whole science denial by folks who think transgenderism is a real thing and not a mental disorder.

It’s somewhat hysterical to see the left eating their own and the application of their own principles completely destroy something they actually wanted. You can’t have “representation” in major Hollywood films without star power. They shot themselves in the foot with this one.

Source: Daily Wire

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Popular News Commentary Show ‘The Schaftlein Report’ Now Available as Podcast

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CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast.

The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events.

The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice.

“The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.”

Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms.

“Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein.

Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the International stage through VietnewsTV, and hosts the televised political talk show, which seeks to address factual political news without the left-wing bias of mainstream media.

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform! Apple Podcasts iHeart Spotify Podcasts Amazon Audible Podcasts Player.FM CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast. The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events. The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice. “The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.” Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms. “Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein. Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the…

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Americans, Still Trapped in Afghanistan, Plead with Biden Administration

The trouble in Kabul continues…

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Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts.

And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife.

“I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country.

Their tale is harrowing.

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The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport.

“The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August.

President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great many Americans and our allied partners.

Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts. And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife. “I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country. Their tale is harrowing. The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport. “The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August. President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great…

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