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Hollywood is So Racist That Even George Lucas Can’t Get a Movie Made

Hollywood is So Racist That Even George Lucas Can't Get a Movie Made

George Lucas is rolling out his new film Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen and he went on The Daily Show to talk about how hard it was to get the film made.  He didn’t mince words when talking about why he couldn’t get a distributor for the film.

It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all-black action pictures ever made.

This is a man who has made millions upon millions of dollars for the studios.  He paid for the film and really thought he could get a studio to pay for prints and advertising, but when he pitched it he was told that they had no idea how to market the film. 

Surprising to say the least.  George Lucas can’t get a passion project made.  And all they had to do was distribute and market it.

And I showed it to all of them, and they said, ‘Noooo. We don’t know how to market a movie like this.’ It’s not green enough.

How many times have women heard the line – we don’t know how to market this?

George Lucas’ Red Tails Travails Highlight Hollywood’s Racism (Media Bistro)

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The issue here is the international markets. Those now make up 60 percent of the potential profits. The truth is, internationally speaking, other countries don't care about American civil rights/racial issues. Everybody knows that Lucas lost his mind, and his grasp on reality around 1985.


You know, I think George Lucas used his force to market Red Tails! Check out my article on the matter


if anyone knew what this movie is about it, it only highlights and shows off the pride this particular group had for fighting the war and serving with their fellow soldiers. i've seen the trailer, and it looks really emotional and suspensful.


Let's see: Lucas is a billionaire and he's having problems finding distribution? His best friend, Francis Ford Coppola, has American Zoetrope. His other best friend, Steven Spielberg, sort of has Dreamworks and Lucas, he has Lucas Films or Lucas Arts or whatever it is. It seems Mr. Lucas is lost in his own mythology.

Soraya Chemaly

This is turning out to be a depressing day all the way round. Spent the morning trying to politely and then not so politely explain racism/sexism/privilege in culture and media. This is a good example.

Candice Frederick

Wow….and imagine if it was a black female action movie. They would be hard pressed for that one too.


After Jar Jar Binks, no one wants to fund Lucas' racist stereotypes of blacks and other minorities (the Sand People = Hispanics; the slaveowner who "owned" Darth Vader's mother = Jews). Who can blame anyone for not funding such bigotry?

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