Feel free to replace the term “nontraditional family values” with “anything to do with those godawful gay people.”
Lawmakers in Florida are hoping to pass a $75 million incentive package to attract movie studios to film in Florida, but a little noticed provision could deny tax credits to movies that feature gay or other “nontraditional family values.”
Here is the relevant provision:
A certified production determined by the Commissioner of Film and Entertainment, with the advice of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council, to be family-friendly…Family-friendly productions are those that have cross-generational appeal; would be considered suitable for viewing by children age 5 or older…and do not exhibit or imply any act of smoking, sex, nudity, nontraditional family values, gratuitous violence, or vulgar or profane language. Under the current incentive program, review of the final release version is not required and nontraditional family values, gratuitous violence, and implied acts do not exclude a film from receiving this additional credit.
It seems somewhat bizarre that the tastes of a five-year-old would be the standard by which cinema becomes acceptable. But hey, it gets even more sick…
State representative Stephen Precourt, whose district includes Disney World, says the purpose of the credit is to encourage movies to depict cinematic life from the 1960s. “Think of it as like Mayberry,” Precourt told the Palm Beach Post News. “That’s when I grew up — the ’60s. That’s what life was like. I want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?”
Wow. This guy wants to take the country back to the 1960s where, in his mind anyway, life was pure and wonderful and dad worked while mom cooked all day and Opey played with his buddies down at the swimming pond or fishing hole or whatever they called it back then. A time when ads like this were acceptable. Got it.