Upcoming Cranston-Franco Movie ‘Why Him?’ Accused of Sexism Because of Male Emphasis

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By Heat Street Staff | 1:41 pm, December 6, 2016

The family-at-loggerheads comedy is a staple cinematic holiday tradition with previous installments including Meet the Parents and Father of the Bride.

This year we have Why Him? which is about tattooed, sleazy tech billionaire Laird Mayhew, played by James Franco, who crosses swords with his future father-in-law Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston).

It doesn’t come out for another three weeks, but that hasn’t stopped SJWs on social media bizarrely objecting in principle to a film that revolves around the relationship between two men and deciding from the trailer that fiancée Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) is marginalized in the movie.

The movie is co-produced by Ben Stiller, who along with Cranston and Franco, is a prominent Hollywood liberal.

Then there’s that problematic ‘mansplaining’ title…