‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Laughs At The Idea Of Series Being A ‘Red-State Show’ | Eastern North Carolina Now | “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan rejected the idea that the show is meant to be for conservatives, even though it’s perceived that way by many fans.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Harding.

    "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan rejected the idea that the show is meant to be for conservatives, even though it's perceived that way by many fans.

    The 52-year-old filmmaker addressed the notion that his Western-themed drama was made to resonate with a "red state" audience during a recent interview with The Atlantic.

    "They refer to it as 'the conservative show' or 'the Republican show' or 'the red-state Game of Thrones,' " he told the outlet.

    "And I just sit back laughing. I'm like, 'Really?' The show's talking about the displacement of Native Americans and the way Native American women were treated and about corporate greed and the gentrification of the West, and land-grabbing. That's a red-state show?"

    Later in the interview, the "Yellowstone" creator said he aims for "responsible storytelling" that's influenced by Clint Eastwood's 1992 film "Unforgiven," which he said changed the nature of good guys and bad guys in Westerns.

    Sheridan said Eastwood "let the sheriff be a bully and the hero be this drunken, vicious killer." He "shattered the myth of the American Western."

    He continued, "So when I stepped into that world, I wanted there to be real consequences. I wanted to never, ever shy away from, 'This was the price.'"

    This wasn't the first time Sheridan rejected the idea that the show was made for conservatives.

    "People perceive all my stuff as red state, and it's the most ridiculous thing," he told The New York Times in 2019. "If you truly look at this show or 'Wind River' or 'Sicario,' these are pretty wildly progressive notions. The people who are calling it a red-state show have probably never watched it."

    "Yellowstone" has extraordinary viewership numbers, yet has never won a major award, which has caused some critics to speculate that it's because of bias against conservatism. It's often compared to the HBO drama series "Succession," which won 10 Emmys despite not having anywhere near the audience of "Yellowstone."

    The stars don't seem very concerned about winning at awards shows, however, as long as fans keep watching. Actor Wes Bentley, who plays Jamie Dutton in the series, told The Daily Mail recently, "I personally don't think awards validate anything. It's an honor, as they say, but as far as it saying whether we are doing something good or not, that's not what that is."

    "Hollywood is a fickle beast," actor Gil Birmingham agreed. "I think that it's more important that we have captured the hearts and minds of the audience and our fans."

poll#167
The Democrat leadership has made constant, profound and incredible pronouncements that one's supportive vote for Republicans is tantamount to surrendering Democracy forever. Understanding their sincere thinking in their extreme position: How will you still vote on this election day?
  Democrat; because the continuance of this Democracy from the existential threat of extreme Republicans is paramount.
  Republican; the process of having a choice is the democratic method within what so called "Democracy" does exists.
  For the best candidate; and to be clear: This Constitutional Republic /this Representative Republic is not a Democracy, and never has been.
230 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Famed Comedian Gallagher Dies At 76 Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Biden Launches ‘Climate Gender Equity Fund’ To Advance ‘Women-Led Climate Solutions’


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Netherlands is world's second largest exporter of food by value
A new poll shows that Republican voters put Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the top of deep list of politicians they want to see influence the party’s direction.
Davis Patterson, a bystander during a shooting that left a dozen dead, has been arrested for misgendering the shooter, Blake Jacobson, who is non-binary.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced a blanket amnesty for Twitter users permanently suspended from the platform.

HbAD1

With rising interest rates, experts expect the U.K. to remain in a recession into 2024
CNN host Alisyn Camerota and a guest on the network struggled with the gender non-conforming identity of the Colorado “Club Q” shooting suspect.
U.S. State Department officials defended themselves Sunday after awarding Ecuador a grant of over $20,000 for a cultural center to host drag shows for LGBTQ communities in the South American country.
The N.C. Home Builders Association is sharing its concerns about a recent court ruling against an Ashe County asphalt plant.
says schools are for education, not indoctrination
Former Trump administration economic adviser Larry Kudlow blasted President Joe Biden, accusing him of lying about the state of the economy.

HbAD2

President Joe Biden announced his intention to push for new gun control legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top