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After the Georgian "warriors" rushed to the beaches, after the restaurants and shops opened back up, you guessed it, here came the patients testing positive. We were slammed. For weeks. Just lots and lots of people in really bad shape, and we couldn't save most of them. And since Kemp had been playing along with Trump's magical thinking about testing and masks and gloves and so forth, we weren't really able to protect ourselves. We did our best, but it was slipshod.
We had fought modernity tooth and nail, reinventing ourselves in celluloid, for a time. Then the men in charge decided that the outward battle against evil had been won... and the films shifted toward the internal female struggle and supposedly-empowered "non-princess" heroines singing their feelings.