- Straight: The film Forbidden Anthem of Defiance is about La Résistance fighting The Empire. Viewers believe The Empire represents right-of-centre views and La Résistance represents the left, or the other way round.
- Exaggerated: The children's film Benny the Bunny is accused of being "Socialist propaganda" because the titular character encourages sharing with others.
- Justified: The creators, consciously or not, added some political meanings to the work.
- Inverted: The Evils of Communism is supposed to be an anvilicious condemnation of Communism, but somehow most viewers fail to notice that.
- Double Subverted:
- Forbidden Anthem of Defiance uses Suspiciously Specific Denials to explain how it contains no political material.
- Gassy Armpits, a YouTube video of a guy making fart noises with his armpits has serveral commenters talking about whether it is a revolutionary political statement or idiotic propaganda pulled out of the creator's ass.
- Zig Zagged: Joke #1 in Forbidden Anthem of Defiance is nonpolitical in nature, but mistakenly perceived as such. Joke #2 is correctly interpreted as a joke about a then-current political issue. Joke #3 was designed as a political joke, but the majority of the audience doesn't pick up on the subtext. Joke #4 is nonpolitical and everyone who sees the movie recognizes it to be so. Repeat until the end of the film.
- Forbidden Anthem of Defiance is openly a political film.
- Or alternatively, the viewers are sure that there's no political message behind it.
Alice: Well, I think this is all just one big metaphor for the two main American political parties. I mean, why does our side wear red, but the other side gets to wear blue?
Bob: Alice, can you please stop giving the viewers ideas?
- A character encourages the audience to find something political about the film.
- In-Universe example. Emperor Evulz twists Bob's words to make it look like he's in favor of a controversial political ideology. So people who hate Evulz, but disagree with that ideology, won't side with the rebellion.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Conversed: "Why does everyone keep telling me this movie is political? It looks like a regular action film to me."
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