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‘In the Heights’ is 2021’s most diverse movie, but it’s STILL not inclusive enough to satisfy the militant woke beast

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15.06.2021

‘In the Heights’, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical about life in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, was supposed to be ‘the movie of the summer’.

The film marketed itself as a celebration of diversity, and shamelessly boasted about its Latino writer (Miranda), Asian director (Jon Chu – ‘Crazy Rich Asians’) and minority cast.

The film was aggressively promoted by Warner Bros., and projected to rake in anywhere from $25 million to a staggering $50 million on its opening weekend, even though it was simultaneously being released on the streaming service HBO Max.

But then a funny thing happened on the way to blockbuster status… the movie embarrassingly underperformed. Despite rave reviews, it made a measly $11 million and came in second at the box office to ‘A Quiet Place II’ in its third week in theatres. It also fell flat on HBO Max.

Who would have thought that a rap-heavy musical that only has relentless diversity as its calling card – and which features no stars, but sells itself as the musical equivalent of a two hour, 22-minute neo-liberal lecture on immigration and the DREAM Act – wouldn’t attract hordes of regular people to theatres or HBO Max?

Welcome to life in the Hollywood bubble.

The most hysterical thing about the ‘In the Heights’ situation, though,........

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