What’s old is new again, at least in China, where David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club by David Fincher has a new ending that has been edited into the Chinese release of the movie twenty years later. And in this one, the authorities win.
I know we’re used to seeing Megyn Kelly trade in bad faith arguments and body-slamming strawmen, but I dare say, she’s finally using her energy to fight for something real. According to CNN, HBO Max has decided to temporarily remove Gone With The Wind from its streaming service. And based on the level of Megyn’s outrage, I must conclude that HBO also plans on rounding up every single copy of the film, from every other service and also from all the world’s libraries, sending jackbooted men into people’s homes to collect their personal copies on DVD, VHS, laser-disc and hard drive, and hypnotizing every memaw and antebellum aesthete (first they came for Blake Lively, and I said nothing) to erase all memory of the film. And frankly, that’s not the America I want to live in. Yes, GWTW is trash, but what HBO is proposing is taking things too far.
You would think that as a woman who spent the past three decades thumbing her nose at convention by parading around in her underwear and rubbing her crotch all over sexy Jesus’, both real and imaginary, Madonna would know a thing or two about censorship. But surprisingly, she doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what the word means. The Hollywood Reporter says that at last night’s Madame X show at the London Palladium, Madonna’s set went past the 11:00PM curfew so the venue shut off the lights while she was still on stage. This sent Madonna flying into a rage, accusing the venue of CENSORSHIP and of trying to kill everybody by dropping an iron fire curtain on her head. However, the accompanying video she posted of the incident on Instagram is decidedly less dramatic.