Cable television made Ted Turner rich beyond his wildest dreams. He bought the MGM film library and began buying other old films. He used them to launch Turner Classic Movies to preserve them.
Now under the management of AT&T, his TMC seeks to destroy them.
In September 2019, the network hired film historian Jacqueline Stewart and made a big deal about her being black and female. Her books include Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity and L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.
TCM is purging its movie library. Breitbart reported that among those on the "troublesome and problematic" list are Hitchcock's Rope (the villains are homosexual) and Psycho (the villain is a man in drag) as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and My Fair Lady.
Yes, in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mickey Rooney's portrayal of an Asian was straight out of a World War II propaganda movie. But the other 4 are good films that withstood the test of time. LGBT villains? Villains are the best roles. Why should straight white males have all the fun?
The problem with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? is it stars Sidney Poitier.