This isn’t the first time filmmakers like those behind “The Interview” have waded into dicey international territory. Charlie Chaplin made two provocative movies, including 1940’s “The Great Dictator,” which took aim at Hitler. And from the Three Stooges to Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny, we’ve seen American pop culture parody world affairs. But the outcry over “The Interview” raises larger questions about how the world sees us through our entertainment.
Boston College professor and pop culture expert Martha Bayles talked about all of this.