The impending Hollywood writers strike is now hanging in the balance, as studio executives scramble to figure out how to awkwardly shoehorn LGBTQ+ propaganda into their scripts.
The strike, which was originally planned as a protest against unfair wages and grueling working conditions for writers, is now facing unexpected delays as studio bigwigs have apparently made it their mission to insert LGBTQ+ messaging into every nook and cranny of their productions.
“I mean, we’ve always wanted to support diversity and inclusion in our films and shows, but this is getting ridiculous,” sighed one weary writer, who wished to remain anonymous. “I was just trying to craft a compelling love story, and suddenly my characters are attending a gender-neutral unicorn wedding in the background.”
Studio heads, however, seem undeterred by the mounting backlash from their creative teams. They’ve formed a crack team of consultants whose sole job is to identify opportunities for LGBTQ+ representation in scripts, no matter how forced or out of place it may seem.
“We’ve got a scene in a historical drama set in the 18th century,” said one exasperated writer. “And now, apparently, there’s going to be a surprise LGBTQ+ pride parade featuring time-traveling activists. It’s like they want us to rewrite history!”
Meanwhile, industry insiders report that the strike may be on the verge of collapse as writers grapple with the constant pressure to include LGBTQ+ characters, storylines, and themes, even in projects where they simply don’t fit.
“Look, we support diversity, but this feels less like progress and more like a checklist,” one writer lamented. “Can’t we just tell good stories without turning every script into a rainbow-colored manifesto?”
As the strike deadline looms, the entertainment industry finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with the delicate balance between authentic storytelling and the relentless pursuit of political correctness. It seems that even in Tinseltown, there’s a limit to how much you can cram into a script before the whole production falls apart like a poorly constructed house of cards.