F*** The Stutz-Bearcat: An Alternate TL of Film

Here are a few PODs to flag that the ATL is pretty dark:

April 13, 1931: Actress Clara Bow dies of a drug overdose in Hollywood, California, after suffering clinical depression brought on by alleged affairs with numerous actors, sparking international attention,....

August 9, 1935: Actress Loretta Young is scandalized after evidence of her abortion is revealed, after her affair with actor Clark Gable is revealed, ruining her image and standing with the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah,....

December 19, 1956: Actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds publicly brawl during the film premiere of Bundle of Joy amidst reports of affairs with Eddie Fisher, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 24, 1974: The Thorn written and directed by Bette Midler, makes its hit debut, attacking organized religion, featuring graphic nudity and hardcore sexuality, including scenes of the Apostles in a gay group sex scene, triggering riots in several states...

October 4, 1974: Female Trouble film directed by John Waters, is banned in several states amidst concerns about its graphic nudity, and hardcore sexuality, along with its attack on organized religion, sparking international attention,....

June 29, 1978: Actor Bob Crane is implicated in a major pornography/ sex ring, involving underage girls in Hollywood, California, with reports of films being created at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, sparking international attention,....

August 17, 1979: Monty Python's the Life of Brian film directed by Terry Jones, starring John Cleese, and Eric Idle, triggers riots in several states, with social and religious conservatives condemning the film as "an attack against Christianity", sparking international attention,....

January 16, 1982: If You Love This Planet environmental documentary by Terre Nash is banned in many states, amidst accusations that the film is "foreign propaganda", sparking international attention and concern,...

August 12, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, and Barbara Hershey, sparks riots upon its release, sparking international attention and concern about the "inflammatory content of the film"
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the Persian War will be considered a major disaster:

February 5, 1949: Navid Shomali, leader of Tudeh Party, launches the call for socialist revolution in Tehran, sparking international attention,...

August 19, 1953: British and American officials overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadeq; Navid Shomali calls for the overthrow of Shah Mohammed Pahlavi, sparking international attention and concern ,...

July 13, 1957: Soviet leaders proclaim support for Tudeh guerrillas led by Navid Shomali at their 4th Plenum in Moscow, sparking international attention,...

May 1, 1965: "Toufan" (e.g. socialist guerrillas) led by Bani Sadr, launch armed insurrection across major cities in Iran, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 24, 1965: Harem Scarum film starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret , is released, promoting U.S. military involvement in Iran, sparking international attention,...

March 16, 1968: Nowruz Uprising; Tudeh forces launch a massive offensive against U.S. / U.K. Coalition forces in all major cities nationwide, shifting U.S. opinion against the war,...

March 14, 1969: Tudeh officers order the roundup and deportation of ethnic Kurds to re-education camps, sparking international condemnation and controversy,...

September 11, 1983: Tudeh leader Abdullah Mohtadi proclaims the United States, Israel and Great Britain as the "root of evil" in the Middle East,....

May 19, 1987: Tudeh leader Hamid Reza Chitgar is assassinated in Tehran, Iran triggering a massive succession crisis, fueling civil unrest in the region,...
 
Is this an ATL that would be interested in having the United States purchase Greenland in 1946? Definitely let me know...
 
One thing that I am surprised hasn't been brought up is the many movie theater or school shootings that have been brought up in almost every censorship debate. What effect would there be to calls for censorship in mass shootings took place 10-15 years earlier (1970s/1980s)...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag the need for change:

February 12, 1967: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

April 16, 1976: : (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

February 25, 1978: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

December 25, 1978: : (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

March 11, 1979: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

July 14, 1979: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

January 19, 1980: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...

December 24, 1991: (insert title here) film starring (insert 2-3 names here) is blamed for a mass shooting in (insert place here), sparking calls for film censorship regarding violent content,...
 
Those are good points. The TL wouldn't change things instantly, or change the messages of most films, but it certainly change what messages were received by the public at large. Consider that messages from women, the LGBTQ, and people of color would certainly be heard by more people, rather than be edited out of history, but that this would certainly trigger local protests and bans...
 
One thing that never took place in OTL is the possibility of "choose your own ending" films. This was a possibility starting in the 1980s/ 1990s. What if the idea of VCR/ DVD games actually gained traction and popularity?
 
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