Cancel Hitchcock: ‘Psycho,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ Among the Iconic Films Turner Classic Movies Deems Problematic

Turner Classic Movies created a list of “troubling and problematic” films

Psycho, Rope, Gone with the Wind, and many more were added to the list. TCM is working on a new project called “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror” to push classics through the filters of “today’s identity politics.”

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The new series launched on Thursday and it discusses Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? And My Fair Lady.

“Many of the beloved classics that we enjoy on TCM have stood the test of time in several ways, nevertheless when viewed by contemporary standards, certain aspects of these films can be troubling and problematic,” the cable network said.

TCM’s series discusses how these classics “can be reframed so that future generations will keep their legacy alive.”

Psycho is going under the microscope for the alleged portrayal of gender identity and the fact that it equates transgenderism with mental illness and even violence. The film was first released in 1960. It features Anthony Perkins as the motel manager who wears his dead mother’s clothes to commit murder.

Rope was released in 1948. It shares the story of two roommates who hid the body of their victim in their NY apartment. TCM is exploring the classic’s take on the gay relationship.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released in 1961. Mickey Rooney was a Japanese man in the film. My Fair Lady was in cinemas in 1964.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? was released in 1967 and it’s examined for Sidney Poitier. He was a big star back in the days but today, people criticize him for having white audiences.

“That opens up all kinds of complications for black viewers who felt that he wasn’t a representative of the race as a whole,” TCM host Jacqueline Stewart told the Associated Press.

The Searchers from 1956 is getting a racial analysis too. In the film, Wayne rescues his niece after she was kidnapped by Comanches.

“The Wayne character is overtly racist, and many argue that the label also applies to the film itself, as the characterization of Indigenous people is both stereotypical and underdeveloped,” said TCM.

The Jazz Singer, Stagecoach, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sinbad, the Sailor, and The Children’s Hour are also on this list.

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Source: Breitbart


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