13 Movies and TV Shows They Literally Couldn't Make Today
Shifting values, social norms, and cultural sensitivities are at the forefront of basically every conversation in the past few years. While salty uncles and big city nieces who came home for Thanksgiving are just duking it out over stuffing, the entertainment industry is actually having a pretty similar battle. We can go on and on about themes and jokes in movies and shows that can’t be made anymore, but you can just go listen to absolutely every podcast right now for that. We’d like to focus our energy on movies that, if pitched today, would get laughed out of the office, and movie productions that, if staffed by a competent 1st AD, would end careers and land people in jail.
That’s what was most shocking about the movies of old. Like, killing animals and people was legal back then because the killings just so happened to take place on a movie set? There’s no way movie-making was on that high of a pedestal. Was it? We’ve all heard of those “anything for the shot” type directors, but some of these filmmakers were straight up monsters. Here are 13 movies that they literally couldn’t make today.