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After a two-week pause, Gone With the Wind is returning to HBO Max with a disclaimer.


The Disclaimer

On HBO Max, the 1939 drama will now begin with a disclaimer consisting of two videos. The first shows University of Chicago film professor and TCM host Jacqueline Stewart discussing why such films should still be viewed and the manner in which we should do so. In a four minute video, she also adds:

"Watching 'Gone with the Wind' can be uncomfortable. Even painful. Still, it is important that classic Hollywood films are available to us in their original form for viewing and discussion. They reflect the social context in which they were made, and invite viewers to reflect on their own values and beliefs when watching them now."

Mark Harris, Vulture and New York Magazine columnist, sums up his response to the disclaimer.

A Statement from WarnerMedia

When Gone With the Wind was first removed earlier this month, WarnerMedia had the intentions of bringing it back after some time. Upon the removal of the film, a WarnerMedia spokesperson says:

"These depictions are certainly counter to WarnerMedia's values, so when we return the film to HBO Max, it will return with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions, but will be presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed"

Mammy's Prequel

In the film, Scarlett O'Hara is seen with Mammy, the house slave who also acted as a maternal figure to her. Mammy has no life other than servitude, however, author Donald McCaig wanted to show more of her. In a prequel, McCaig writes about her life in a novel called Ruth's Journey.

In Gone With the Wind, Mammy is played by actress Hattie McDaniel. At the 12th Academy Awards, McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar. She won best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy, although, she had to accept the award segregated, as the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in the Ambassador Hotel had a "no blacks" rule.

Gone With the Wind has made its return to HBO Max, but this time with more insight.

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Teddi Mellencamp will reportedly not be appearing on upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Beginning with season 8, Mellencamp has been a regular member of the RHOBH cast. The finale of season 10 recently aired, leaving fans waiting for filming to begin again. According to an exclusive source with Dailymail.com, Mellencamp will not be returning.

The anonymous source, who was listed as a "production insider," told Daily Mail that the RHOBH producers found Teddi Mellencamp to be "boring and stale." They also noted that the other cast members do not particularly like her.

The insider said:

"She is boring and stale and does not offer anything to the franchise with her robotic and staged delivery when interacting with the other cast members."

Mellencamp was reportedly almost cut last season but the producers decided to give her a second chance. At this point in time, the decision seems final.

Bravo has yet to comment about the casting decision.

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