‘Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas Says Hollywood Studios Wouldn’t Fund His New Movie Because it was “All Black Movie” [VIDEO]
The new movie 'Red Tails' about World War II's Tuskegee Airmen, didn't get any support from any major Hollywood studios because, as creator George Lucas put it, the movie was not "“green enough. They only release green movies.”
He went on to clarify that “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.”
He said this while making an appearance on the 'The Daily Show' with Jon Stewart to promote the movie which opens on January 20th. Lucas wanted to make this movie “for teenaged boys. I wanted to show that they have heroes, they’re real American heroes, they’re patriots that helped to make the country what it is today."
I find it very ironic and sad how the supposed tolerant Hollywood elites wouldn't throw it's money behind a movie that features a cast of strong black male figures, but it will fiance garbage like 'Jack and Jill' and 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' or a movie starring a black actor, as long as they are called "Madea" or "Big Momma" and dressed as women. How dare George Lucas make a movie about strong, patriotic, drug free young men, shocking I know.
I for one will be going to see 'Red Tails' because A: it looks like a good movie and B: to show the snobs in Hollywood that most of America doesn't care about the color of the cast, we want a good story and meaningful characters.