The Joker’s Love Affair With Male Rage

Is it okay for a film to glorify male violence?

The Joker (2019) was a controversial film before it even aired in theaters. The plot is about a mentally ill clown as he breaks down and goes on a bloody, gun-ridden killing spree. Since in the US, mental illness is often scapegoated as the cause of gun violence, you could understand why the film has ruffled one or two feathers. Throw in a b-plot…

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