Gina Carano’s New Ben Shapiro-Produced Movie Is Somehow Still Too Awake For Some Right Wingers

One of the biggest blockbusters of 2022 was “Terror on the Prairie,” the Ben Shapiro-produced western starring Gina Carano. It was Carano’s first major role since being fired from “The Mandalorian” over a series of social media posts that many considered anti-Semitic. The film only grossed $804 during its one-day theatrical run, despite the star power the actress might have on the political right.

The film was intended as part of The Daily Wire’s strategy to make films that entertain audiences without what they perceive as overt messages, but also without being explicitly conservative.

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“We make entertainment-first content, challenging content, adult content,” Daily Wire co-founder and CEO Jeremy Boreing said of the company’s filmmaking strategy in a recent interview with IndieWire. The two things that will differentiate [a Daily Wire film] is the fact that it broadly speaks of values ​​that conservatives are aligned with – not strictly conservative values. We’re not making Hillary’s story on hard drive, and we’re not making rag-footed football players find Jesus in act three.”

But while “Terror on the Prairie” represented the right-wing media’s most earnest attempt to make mainstream movies yet, it failed to resonate with its target audience. A new story in The AV Club revealed that there are still some fringe online personalities who thought the movie was too “awake.” Many of them took to comment sections on Twitter and IMDB to complain about the film’s male characters acting inadequately masculine, while Carano’s heroine managed to save the day.

For her part, Carano denies making bad decisions from a moral or financial point of view. In a recent Twitter threadshe supported the actions that led to her cancellation and blamed groupthink among journalists for her demise.

“I didn’t mess around, I just didn’t go along with the sellout story, the online mafia couldn’t handle that, so they petitioned to get me fired and won. I’m not sorry. I stood for what I felt was the right thing to do and the more time passes the better I feel,” she wrote. “The real bagger is out-of-print journalists like you who sold out America and stopped asking questions to be liked by a fickle manipulated mob. That’s what you valued and that will be your legacy.

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