Actress Gina Carano's first major role since being fired from Disney's The Mandalorian for embracing racist, right-wing, White nationalist conspiracy theories was Terror on the Prairie—the story of a frontier woman who must protect herself against a ruthless gang of outlaws hell-bent on revenge.
The film—which only grossed $13,115 during its limited theatrical run—is part of efforts by conservative pundit Ben Shapiro's publication The Daily Wire to produce films for conservative audiences without what they view as covert liberal messaging.
However, attempts to not appear "woke" backfired because conservatives can't seem to handle the idea of a female lead without thinking it's too "woke" or too feminist or even offensive to Christian conservatives.
The following review from Terror on the Prairie's IMDb page is just one example of a conservative accusing the far-right darling of making a "woke movie."
Another IMDb user complained Carano's character's assertiveness makes her "essentially the villain of the story."
They rather hilariously accused The Daily Wire of making a film as bad as "a Disney movie"—content made by the same studio Carano was fired from and has continued to criticize since.
The review mentions Carano's character is not just "unlikeable" but "crazy," too.
Another conservative referred to the film—did we mention it was produced by one of the most popular conservative sites in America?—as "More Woke nonsense" and complained about Carano's performance as "Johnna Wick," suggesting the film was somehow more unrealistic than the John Wick action series led by Keanu Reeves.
They also have significant gripes with the film's overall content, which includes a "disgusting" and "disturbing" scene in which a teenager watches their mother breastfeed.
Carano's film has proven to be such a failure with conservative audiences it's even been ranked poorly on a site run by conservatives who keep their eyes peeled for "wokeness" in movies.
Carano's performance earned only a 30 percent approval rating.
\u201cthey didn\u2019t even like @ginacarano on the anti-woke film review site lmaooo\u201d— sequel guy (Infinity Pool hypeman) (@sequel guy (Infinity Pool hypeman)) 1673577300
Carano and her film became an immediate punchline on Twitter.
\u201cThis is your reminder that "Get Woke Go Broke" is now something that applies to Gina Carano.\u201d— Matt Jarbo (@Matt Jarbo) 1673376017
\u201c"Go woke go broke" cries Gina Carano as her latest film only makes $804\u201d— Mickey (she/her) (@Mickey (she/her)) 1673693071
\u201c\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23 I\u2019ll never stop laughing at the fact that she could\u2019ve had her own Star Wars series, toys, books, comics, apparel. She was that close. She didn\u2019t just fumble the bag, she dumped it out, put it over her head and cut off her air supply.\u201d— Richard Newby - Vote Blue and Save Yourselves (@Richard Newby - Vote Blue and Save Yourselves) 1673284810
\u201cForgot to congratulate @ginacarano on her incredibly successful movie! \ud83e\udd73\n\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\n\nCan\u2019t wait to see the toy line! \n\nAll this success can only be achieved if you don\u2019t go #woke \ud83d\ude09\u201d— SimonSteelArt \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@SimonSteelArt \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1674001951
\u201cHow come the "go woke go broke" crowd didn't come to save Gina Carano from flopping so hardcore? also, does anyone else remember when the "anti woke" crowd hated her guts until she was deplatormed for denying the holocaust or whatever? \ud83d\udc80\u201d— \u02da \u0f18\u2661 \u22c6\uff61\u02da (@\u02da \u0f18\u2661 \u22c6\uff61\u02da) 1673365851
\u201call gina carano had to do was not be a moron on the internet and she would've had her own starwars spinoff by now. instead she's making "movies" with ben shapiro. bens fans think any movie starring a woman is "woke" so literally no one is watching them. that's a crazy timeline.\u201d— mr brightbeard (@mr brightbeard) 1673706499
Carano embraced COVID-19 conspiracies early on during the COVID-19 pandemic and angered Star Wars fans after she shared transphobic and antisemitic material on her social media feed, at one point comparing "hating someone for their political views" to the mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust."
Carano's behavior proved such a public relations nightmare Disney and Lucasfilm dropped her and their plans to give her her own Star Wars spinoff.
Since then, she has worked only with The Daily Wire and appeared as "Agent Hound," a Secret Service agent, in My Son Hunter, a film that promotes former Republican President Donald Trump's conspiracies about Hunter Biden.