Ben Affleck said that movie financiers were nervous about financing a movie about people who have lost their jobs. However, he added that the nervous ones would have knee-jerk reactions and worry about the lack of audience for such a movie. Instead, I think the financiers do not want to finance a movie about reality in America. Such a movie would be an anti-thesis to the myth of opportunities that many do not have in America. To bring human stories to the public is too hot to handle for them.
He then compares his movie to movies about the Iraq movies, a painful theme that the American public wants to forget. It seems to me that Hollywood is very ready to finance movies about anything but reality. It does not want raise concerns or give a chance to people to think. And Hollywood does not want to challenge the US government by bringing national and foreign issues to the movie theaters.
Could that be called auto-censorship?