Skip to comments.Ky. theater won't show 'Butler' because of Fonda (More Theaters need to follow)
Posted on 08/22/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie, "The Butler" because one of the stars is Jane Fonda who was an outspoken opponent of the conflict.
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Yeah, but if theaters start boycotting films because they star American enemies, pretty soon they won’t be showing ANYTHING at all.
(And I have no problem with that.)
Went to the movies with another couple that wanted to see “The Butler”. They are liberal.
We went with them, but saw “The Way Way Back” and excellent movie BTW. I do not want to see Hollywood establishment treatment on any political subject matter. This decision was made BEFORE I knew Hanoi Jane was in the movie.
Id like to offer my Support !!
Thank you SIr!
and Thank you as well!
You can call me prejudiced if you wish, but I refuse to go see this movie, and will never watch it. Ever. I can smell an agenda, and this movie’s agenda stinks through 20 feet of reinforced concrete.
That could very well be.
Ah yes...Elizabethtown.Brings back memories of those wonderful months I spent at Fort Knox about 45 years ago.Well,maybe not *that* wonderful.
I wouldnt see The Butler for free..the creator Lee Daniels is a racist slime ball, Jane Fonda is a commie douche bag, and I can’t stand the sight of Oprah Winfrey..so there’s the 3 strikes and your out rule
It's not that she was a "critic of the conflict", it's that she was a treasonous communist who gave comfort to the Vietcong and encouraged them to torture decent Americans who would not pretend to be convinced by her anti-American speeches in Viet Nam. There's is an important difference.
Natural they are liberals. There threads here on FR about Hanoi Jane playing Nancy Reagan, but if I had not seen the photo on the Yahoo site I would not have known about the former First Lady and the ***** playing her
I wouldn’t walk across the street to spit on Jane Fonda.
Pray that it won’t even get nominated for the oscars
God bless him! (and God damn her)
A Vietnam Vet some time ago waited in line for a jane fonda book signing and DID spit on her!ha!
BTW..read a review on this movie..it completely changes the true story of this butler to rile the racial hate up again!
I agree. Please folks, teach ALL young folks about these traitors. I told my children years and years ago about Jane Fonda, how she was a great actress, but then did those horrid things, have shown them photos on internet of her, told of how she was handed, BY OUR soldiers while she visited them in their POW prisons, their SS#’s so she could report them to Washington, instead how she handed them TO the Vietcong immediately and those poor souls were tortured merciless because of her actions. Some died, some survived.
I too would not cross the street to spit on her. She will get hers one day.
the only poetic justice re Jane Fonda is that she is getting older and uglier!
“(I have no problem with that).”
Neither do I. It’s simple for me, because I don’t watch anything made after app the the end of the studio system, and my preferred films are silents through the early thirties. So I don’t even have to bother weighing newer films. I did watch “Rebel Without A Cause” and “ Splendor In The Grass”, and those were two of the silliest, most cringe-inducing (especially Splendor In The Grass) movies I’ve ever seen.
Being an opponent of the conflict is not something to be shunned. How you went about your opposition is what is important. Riding an anti-aircraft gun that was used to kill Americans, among other heinous acts, is what is at the heart of the issue.
Reason #1 why we need to develop a conservative/patriotic pop culture in this country.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Considering that the film contains nothing but leftists, you can bet it will be nominated for multiple oscars..just like that trash on HBO that mocked Sarah Palin, it was a garbage film, yet it won award after award, not because it was any good because it wasn’t, but because it mocked conservatives..so you can bet The Butler will probably won Best Picture
Not any more...something named 'The Mortal Instruments' knocked it from #1 last night.
The Oprah flap was to create a buzz.
And it worked.
And get the barf bags ready for Oscar time...
At one time, we had one. I can rattle off a whole list of show-biz people who loved their country: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Audrey Hepburn, Hugh O’Brien, Lucille Ball, Dezi Arnaz and even a modern example or two like Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood and Ben Stein.
To me, while agreeing 100% with you, it also may be that she did that INFAMOUS photo op climbing on the Soviet-made Anti-Aircraft Gun that had almost certainly shot at the fliers that the theater owner had trained!
The fact that the film had Jane Fonda portraying Nancy Reagan is sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate the biases presented in this movie. Stink, stank and SKUNK!
Good for him! This movie is a travesty because of the traitorous Fonda. Casting her as Nancy Reagan is a slap in the face to the Reagans. And who cast Robin Williams (a fine actor) as Ike?
Too bad the producers took a great story and trashed it with casting. The poster has even been changed from the hero in a red, white, and blue silouhette, to him doing the Black Power salute. Shame. Shame. shame.
I wish more owners would refuse to show it.
I’d like to see more refusals based on the current behavior of the film’s director rather than the past behavior of one of its performers.
In polite circles **** is code for " See You Next Tuesday".
Viet Nam Vets pet name for Jane Fonda.
She was, however, hot in the only movie I’ve seen here in, Barbarella. An absolutely stupid movie, but, who cares!
Oh dear. You need to do some more research on the Fonda/SS# tale.
Good for him! God bless him.
Interesting, since it got panned in the paper today. What indicates if the picture bombed or not is the second night's box office compared to the first night's in the opening weekend. If the second night's take is smaller, it's considered a flop because word-of-mouth was not good.
WOW, you may have been at Fort Knox at the same time my brother was. He and his wife loved KY so much they made it their mission to move down there, and did just that. My parents later joined them. That whole area, E-town and surrounding small towns, are my adopted hometown area!! LOVE it. Sure beats this communist he doublehockey sticks hole.
Interesting, since it got panned in the paper today. For such a "significant" movie, it didn't take long for it to get knocked off it's pedestal. What indicates if the picture bombed or not is the second night's box office compared to the first night's in the opening weekend. If the second night's take is smaller, it's considered a flop because word-of-mouth was not good.
My time near E-Town was the most unpleasant,frightening time of my life...Army...Vietnam only a 16 hour flight away (but I never went,as it turns out).Kentucky may well be the finest place on earth but I suspect I'll never lose my negative memories of it.
Sure beats this communist he doublehockey sticks hole.
Yah,I suppose you're right.If it wasn't for the fact that New Hampshire's trending Rat I'd go there.North Carolina and Tennessee look pretty good to me right now.
I’ve I’ve been looking at Tennessee but there seems to be a lot of crime. Even in small towns.
I wouldn’t **** in her face if her teeth were on fire.
I live about fifteen minutes from this theatre and I know Ike Boutwell and I will tell you he is one hell of a good man. He has refused to show Hanoi Jane’s movies before and I applaud him for it. The last time he refused to show one of her films I was so inspired that I quit movies all together. I am proud to say that in the last fifteen years I have rented ZERO movies. I have bought ZERO tickets to the movies. And I refuse to support anyone in Hollywood. The last time I went to Ike’s Movie theatre was to see Adam Sandler in The Waterboy that was in 1998 I haven’t missed movies at all. And I haven’t missed seeing anyone in Hollywood. I encourage everyone who reads this to do the same. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are always calling for economic boycotts. Now I am calling for an all out Hollywood Boycott. Unless Tom Selleck or Clint Eastwood do a new film.
The whole “Fonda passed soldiers SS#s on to the enemy - horror ensued” has been debunked. Google, Bing, Dogpile are your friends. There are plenty of reasons to dislike this woman, but passing around lies doesn’t help anyone.