« Home | Fan encyclopedias become further embarrassments » | UK animation producer blames Brexit for troubles w... » | Libraries sink into leftism that manga won't save » | Ethiopian superheroes » | DC continues to push woke ingredients nobody asked... » | Sci-fi writer Larry Correia faces wrath of cancel ... » | The French love affair with bande desinee » | Superficial article about long-running series that... » | The cloud of controversy at this year's Angouleme » | What Kevin Feige doesn't get about superhero fatig... » 

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 

James Gunn's live action Scooby Doo had wokeness in the original screenplay

The Daily Wire reports actress Sarah Michelle Gellar's revealed on a talk show that James Gunn's live action adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby Doo cartoon featured lesbianism, which was apparently left out of the final editing job:
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed in a recent interview that she was supposed to kiss costar Linda Cardellini in the 2002 film “Scooby-Doo” — but that the scene had been cut from the final release along with a joke “outing” Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character as potentially bisexual.

Gellar, who played Daphne in the movie alongside Cardellini’s Velma, told Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Thursday that they had actually filmed the steamy scene only to see it cut — and according to script author James Gunn, his original intent had been to go much further than a kiss.

[...] Gellar confirmed that vision during the “After Show” portion of Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” — saying, “There was a steamy kiss. It got cut. There was an actual kiss between Daphne and Velma that got cut. I feel like the world wants to see it. I don’t know where it is.”
Well now it's in the recent Velma cartoon, but judging from the reception, I'm not sure why she believes anybody cares to see hers and Cardellini's act any more than the cartoon's rendition. The problem is that it's in the wrong production. Create your own stories and franchises if that's really so important. And yet, only so many Hollywood producers vehemently refuse to do so. They'd rather appropriate other people's creations to channel their PC visions.
According to Gellar, the entire movie had been pitched to the main actors — also including Matthew Lillard as “Shaggy” — as “less family friendly” than the long-running animated series. And for Gellar, that was a key selling point.
And that's the problem. They don't want to respect the original material, juvenile as it was, and think the only way they can sell this is by "spicing it up" to please a woke audience that may not even exist as a market. That aside, it's tiresome how Hollywood continually scrapes the bottom of the barrel by adapting silly old cartoons into live action, rather than create their own surreal tales unconnected with these prior creations of other people they don't really appreciate. Nobody with common sense should be awarding this creative bankruptcy.

Labels: , , , ,

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

  • avigreen2002@yahoo.com
  • Fansites I Created

  • Hawkfan
  • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
  • The Outer Observatory
  • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
  • The Co-Stars Primer
  • Realtime Website Traffic

    Comic book websites (open menu)

    Comic book weblogs (open menu)

    Writers and Artists (open menu)

    Video commentators (open menu)

    Miscellanous links (open menu)

  • W3 Counter stats
  • Click here to see website statistics
  • Bio Link page
  • blog directory Bloggeries Blog Directory View My Stats Blog Directory & Search engine eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page  
    Flag Counter

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

The Four Color Media Monitor is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.