Anyone who has been following the US elections knows about Donald Trump’s moral values, though many would argue that his morals are more than questionable. With such a person taking charge, how will Trump’s radical ideals effect the entertainment industry which uses its productions to highlight ethical values.
Undoubtedly cultural life is strongly influenced by changes in political systems and social structures. However I don't think that Trump will have the power to 'overtake' the artistic field in the US. First of all because, according to me, this is a man with no vision for the future, he is narrow-minded and not suitable to be the head of such a leading power country. Second, I think that the indusrty is not that easily manipulated, on the contrary, topics such as immigration, feminism and so on may become the focal point of their investigation. – Kaya7 years ago
To quote a professor of mine: "The best tragedies have always been written in times of political turmoil. If nothing else, a Trump presidency will mean four years of great theatre." Food for thought. – ProtoCanon7 years ago
I feel like a large, LARGE part of the answer to this can come from Goebbels and Riefenstahl's films during the Nazi era. The difference would only be in terms of the restrictions imposed. Also, I'm looking to see a rapid undoing of the progress made in terms of female centric / minority centric cinema coming from Hollywood, rapid increase in cultural stereotyping of actors (you could take a look at this YouTube video song for more on this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSwhRZwFjfY ), and lots of violence and racist/sexist humour in terms of both television, music and cinema. I would like to hope literature will be less affected, but who knows? – JayBird7 years ago
It all depends on how people react to Trump's win. Those who are morally corrupt will continue to create garbage, and people who are morally correct will excel and create mind-blowing entertainment. Trump is not an immoral person. He said immoral things to get the attention of immoral people. – mjrogus7 years ago
I tend to agree with mjgorus. Trump's inflammatory campaign, while based on unfettered candor considered to be offensive to certain groups(woman, people of color, immigrants, etc.), spoke to another group of people who were uncertain of how to participate in the ever-growing culture wars consuming our country. I did support Clinton, but I found Trump's rhetoric to connect with a lot of white middle class people who were afraid to address racism and sexism due to the threat of being labeled a bigot, sexist, or racist. Not that I'm advocating all of his grumpy ramblings, but I do think these are in fact very interesting times for our country. It would be nice to see a return to The Golden Age of Hollywood while also incorporating our cultural diversity. But more importantly, it would be great to see NEW movies, and not dull remakes strung together with unintelligible modern twists. – DrownSoda7 years ago