The lawyer helping that lady sue Drive for no good reason lays out the reasons why the movie is anti-semitic. Oh good. I hope reason #1 is “because the movie isn’t anti-semitic.” Because it’s not. I rest MY case.

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  1. This guy is really damaging the public’s perception of the legal profession.

  2. I don’t understand the logic people have when they accuse a movie of being racist, sexist, or whateverist. I mean, movies as a whole, sure, you can map some trends there. But to say that one movie is bad because it portrayed this type of person in an unflattering movie. That is literally every movie ever made. SOMEONE is going to be the antagonist, and they’re going to have a race gender, and sexual orientation, at the very least. The only solution is to have movies with no antagonist. And that sounds terrible.

    • The Lion King is so prejudiced against lions with scars it’s unbelievable!

      • This “Oddjob” character appears to be a clear example of what someone working for the “Department of Evil Henchman stereotypes” would come up with. I mean, does he have to wear that funny hat?

    • That, or from now on all villainous characters will be played by the Greendale Human Beings.

    • It’s not just that someone is the bad guy. It’s how the film makers go about showing us these things.

      For a recent example, The Help was accused of racism because it presented itself as historical fiction, when in reality it was so far from accurate that it created a false sense of what happened. It’s not just ‘oh, the black women are maids? racist!’ There was the need for the white hero to come save them, and the characatures of the upper class racists to separate the white audience from them to ease fears that they would ever be accused of racism.

      I agree that there needs to be thought before accusing a movie/any art form of prejudice. A character having prejudice is not the same as the movie having those prejudices. However, no one can tell someone not to be offended, especially if they are not in the same class that the person claims the offense was against. You never know what happened in that person’s past that may have been triggered, but also you probably won’t have the same relationship to the material that person has.
      Examples – male comic fans defending some of the DC relaunches against charges of sexism from feminist bloggers; white (some white male) protesters defending the use of a sign at a recent Slut Walk event that quoted the Lennon/Ono song “Woman is the N—– of the World” from criticism from several established writers of racial commentary. Seriously, it was painful watching so many white people trying to tell black women it was okay that she (the white woman) was using the n-word.

  3. “…that only a “senior citizen Jew stereotype” department could have come up with.”

    He knows that Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman are jewish actors, right? I mean…clearly this is something he would have researched, right? I mean…he could have watched even one Albert Brooks movie and figured out that he pretty much invented the senior citizen Jew stereotype department (SCJSD).

  4. “Your Honour I am going to prove to you not only that “Drive” is guilty of being anti-semitic, but that it is also innocent of not being guilty.”

  5. “Ryan Gosling played two Jews before: In all good things [sic] as a Jewish murderer, and in The Believer: Neither was Jew hating as I recall.” – that “lawyer”

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