Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.
why isn’t it thursday SHERLOCK U POOR BB WHO IS MORIARTY
i’m trapped between pure glee and excitement and reserved distrust????
because i just know i’m GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED
on the heels of Bossymarmalade’s brilliant article on the rampant whitewashing that ensues whenever people of colour dare step out of stock racist caricatures into nuanced, sympathetic and/or superhuman villainy
i just had to co-sign this
“after the writers made me think john douglas [played by African-American actor Roger Aaron Brown] was moriarty in the episode last week all i want is for moriarty to not be white please please c’mon YOU MADE ME HOPE PLEASE DO NOT CRUSH MY HOPES HERE IT’S YOUR FAULT
i never would have expected moriarty to be a person of color so i just???? i am so mad that they even made me think that????
like please can we not cast a white dude as the brilliant superhuman mastermind evil genius PLEASE PLEASE????”
2 notes (via snarkreactors)
Marissa Sammy on Star Trek: Into Whiteness.
perfect commentary which parallels what Rawles was saying earlier about the possibility of Moriarty being a person of color:
You see? It’s more complicated than “people of color get typecast as villains.”
Black people get typecast as an extremely specific type of villain - they’re thugs, brutish and animalistic. South Asian actors are similarly typecast as scary oppressive (usually coded Muslim) terrorists.
But when your villain is of the superhuman archetype? When they’re brooding antiheroes, when they’re nuanced, when they’re multi-faceted?
(And check out this post on the glorification of white criminality in shows like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, etc.)
I (bossymarmalade that is) wrote this article for Racebending because my sister asked me to, I didn’t expect it to resonate outside of that! What a wonderful thing to pop onto tumblr and find, omg <3 to you all for the support and your fantastic thinky additions)
5,508 notes (via bossymarmalade & ave-atque-vale)
- Out Of A Whole Planet’s Population, One Hero Will Be Chosen: It’s Probably Going To Be A White Dude
19,918 notes (via analogbrain & odysseiarex)
Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article “Leia is not enough: Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood.”
“Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men.”
3,051 notes (via vivier & racebending)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, Mark Cousins. (via tapiocanaif)
I highly suggest anyone who is interested in film and film history to watch this (available on netflix instant in the US), especially for people of color who are into film because Cousins does a pretty great job actually at putting a lot of white westerner filmmakers down to their size and enhancing the importance of non-westerner filmmakers from around the world and POC filmmmakers like Charles Burnett and the LA Rebellion scene.
Just a sample of what he covers, he talks in-depth about Forough Farrokhzad and how Iran is the only country to have a woman be the founder of the country’s cinema, Teinosuke Kinugasa and his landmark silent film A Page of Madness, classic Chinese cinema and Ruan Lingyu, classic 1950s Bollywood that reminds the artistic achievements of Guru Dutt as well as the beginning prominence of parallel cinema by Satyajit Ray and then later goes on to specifically emphasize Ritwik Ghatak (who should have near the praise that Ray does but doesn’t), Ousmane Sembene and later the brilliant output of African cinema especially in the 1970s with the likes of Mambety and Haile Gerima’s films, Cinema Novo including Glauber Rocha, and even dedicates an entire episode to non-western cinema in the ’90s. Cousins also goes into Charles Burnett and the LA Rebellion Scene and helps in giving their fair due, something that shouldn’t have happened considering the absolutely brilliant films they made.
530 notes (via dustoffvarnya & tapiocanaif)
Page 1 of 8