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Why is the “Cats” trailer so bothersome?

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To cleanse the palate, I’m not asking that question in the sense of “What’s wrong with you people that you don’t find this enchanting?”

I’m asking it in the sense of “I too feel violent urges while watching this.” But I’m not sure why.

This isn’t me being grouchy or hating movie musicals. This is an Internet-wide sentiment some 24 hours after the trailer debuted.

But why?

The common explanation is that it’s the FX. They made the humans look too much like cats, or the cats look too much like humans, and plopped us squarely into the uncanny valley. I don’t know. The actors don’t look wildly different from how they would if they’d stuck to traditional costumes and facepaint. And usually the uncanny valley induces a feeling of creepiness; the repulsion one feels at something that’s animated and looks almost-but-not-quite human stems, I think, from a sense that it’s corpse-like, monstrous, unnatural. That’s not the problem here. The actors don’t look monstrous.

If anything, it’s that the whole thing seems cutesy-poo to a sickening degree.

Is that it, maybe? It’s just so darned precious that you end up wanting to punch someone? There isn’t one moment in two-plus minutes where you don’t feel like you have a mouthful of treacle. And on top of everything else, they had to stick Rebel Wilson in the middle of it and task her with some extra-cringy capital-H Hijinx.

Fight me, bro. Tell me to my face that this is a “whimsical delight.” Come at me.

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Transgender TV Actor Tries to Rob NY Trumper of His Sidewalk Sign & A Violent Viral Mess Ensues. Plus: Sex Ed

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[Screenshot from World TopStories, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNbVjsQbtc]

 

You may have caught the viral video of Dion Cini’s skirmish with activist, writer, and thespian Indya Moore earlier this month.

Indya’s a man identifying as a woman.

Dion’s a man identifying as a Trump supporter.

Here’s what went down: Dion had his bicycle and a custom-made $250 Trump 2020 sign set up on the sidewalk across the street from Trump Tower. Indya’s not a fan, so when he walked by, he decided to stomp on Dion’s bendable sign and folded bike.

The dude then looked as if he was just gonna take off with the sign.

Apparently referencing the television show in which he acts — FX’s Pose — Indya strangely remarked something to the effect of, “You guys are fans of my show and we don’t want you to be fans.”

Dion sprung into action to retrieve his property, but Indya wouldn’t let go.

People got between ’em before things got too out of hand, but for a bit, there was a serious physical fight escalating. Dion got in some major shoves, and Indya knocked off the Trump man’s red MAGA visor.

Cops got involved.

Some online observers framed the incident as an assault on Indya by a — say it ain’t so — white man. A “deranged” one, that is:

JustJared called it an attack, despite acknowledging that Indya tried to commit theft.

Others thought JJ needed some correcting:

If you missed the melee, check it out now:



In the aftermath, Dion filed larceny charges.

Indya tweeted from the disposition of a persecuted minority:

“Thank you for loving my community, fighting for us, supporting us fight for ourselves and others who are experiencing an increase of oppression and violence under this current administration.”

Now Dion — who’s been regularly demonstrating in favor of Trump for the past two years — is speaking out about the dustup.

Enjoy his interview with The Daily Caller below. In it, he expresses his thoughts about the framing of the altercation and standing up for oneself.

As a point of interest, Indya’s been featured at RedState before. I covered his comments on gender and sex in February.

The article’s titled “Transgender TV Star: ‘If A Woman Has A Penis, Her Penis Is A Biologically Female Penis.’”

Biology, identity, and attraction appear to be a particular topic of interest on his part. For your education, here’s a January Twitter exchange including Indya and Grey’s Anatomy actress Sara Ramirez spotlighted by Pride.com for the purpose of sexual enlightenment:

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Prehistoric & Woke: Science Museum Designates Giant T-Rex As Gender Non-Binary Like Non-Binary Humans

A Powerful Tribute: Through Tears, Gene Simmons Tells The Pentagon His Late Mother’s Greatest Lesson About America

#FurtherFail: Jim Acosta Says He Regrets The News Media Isn’t More United Against Trump

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

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