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Black and fab. Cis. 23. Libra. ENFJ.
Bay Area. UC Berkeley Grad: Media Studies.
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#E*TonesOrBust.

I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.s
-Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow)

Posted on July 31 with 14,708 notes at 2:55 pm
#about me  #4followers  #media studies  #media representation  #movies  #hollywood  #exodus: gods and kings  #lucy  #ALLADIS  #this is why my media company needs to exist. 

They are making 7 Arabian nights movies. You know the casting department is already thinking

nabokovsshadows:

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Posted on July 27 with 6,133 notes at 7:26 pm
#whatever  #/rolls over  #white people ruin everything  #datcasting  #arabian nights  #media representation  #Hollywood 

korra:

The phrase “#1 movie in America” is literally devoid of meaning

Posted on June 29 with 91,681 notes at 10:12 pm
#MAN LISTEN  #movies  #film  #hollywood 

ladysaviours:

theladymonsters:

kiyuukins:

scoobypup:

every romance ever has starred a girl and are successful in the box office literally what are you talking about im going to pass out

"a small movie"
man shut the fuck up this movie has been one of the most advertised romance movies this year, it’s not SMALL.

what an inspiration this man isn’t

#i hope he doesn’t sustain an injury with all the patting himself on the back

ladysaviours:

theladymonsters:

kiyuukins:

scoobypup:

every romance ever has starred a girl and are successful in the box office literally what are you talking about im going to pass out

"a small movie"

man shut the fuck up this movie has been one of the most advertised romance movies this year, it’s not SMALL.

what an inspiration this man isn’t

(Source: gothicpup)

Posted on June 8 with 38,397 notes at 7:09 pm
#icant  #some tweets are worth blogging  #stop  #john green  #tfios  #Hollywood  #media studies 


Hey everyone, Cracked did an article about the MPAA and it is a great 101 summary.

Everyone who likes my blog and media studies talk should go read it right now.

Posted on May 15 with 50 notes at 12:51 pm
#media studies  #cracked.com  #MPAA  #hollywood  #film  #media representation  #4followers 

jhenne-bean
YESSS TO WHAT YOU SAID RE: GENRES. On one hand, I understand the purpose, but overall it's all so arbitrary and in some cases detrimentalllll.

killerkhaleesi:

YEAH! While we were in class, we spent a lot of time talking about how genre came to be and we noticed that it’s mostly an archiving tool for people film critics and film historians who were trying to find meaningful patterns. which, hey, that’s useful, but the attitude that we employ in talking about film and genre is just…not helpful, because it’s ultimately extremely restrictive.

there was also something about film studios using genre specifically to market, which makes sense; screwball comedy was invented to define the film “My Man Godfrey,” but i ultimately thing that there are some flaws in using genre strictly in that manner too.

Yssss. The (assumed/intended) connection between genre and demographic can be all kinds of terrible for the writing/production, tje marketing, and on the audience/consumer end.

Plus there’s the issue of conflating genre and medium, as with animation/anime.

GENRE, MAN.

Posted on May 12 with 8 notes at 4:33 pm
#genre  #film  #hollywood  #@toni  #media studies  #tagging  #movies  #writing 

spacetwinks:

entirety of 2015 movies are Hercules, Hercules sequels, and Hercules remakes

Posted on April 26 with 22 notes at 5:50 pm
#media studies  #film  #Hollywood  #basically  #and fairytales  #u get me 

bennyslegs:

please love celebrities without invading their privacy please love them as people and respect them please love them but don’t feel entitled to them or their life they are not yours they are theirs

Posted on April 22 with 59,603 notes at 2:37 pm
#also don't ship them creepily  #celebs.  #celebs  #fandom  #Hollywood  #media studies 

blerdlife85:

Every time somebody complains about “political correctness” whenever a traditionally white character is recast as a minority, Just think about this picture. Were these castings done because of political correctness? Hollywood’s been doing this for decades. 

(Source: stefanmarquelle)

Posted on April 2 with 15,009 notes at 12:30 am
#whitewashing  #aang ain't white  #Hollywood  #datcasting  #this is why my media company needs to exist 


miriamforster:

markdoesstuff:

knitmeapony:

Oh lord.

oh my god

THIS IS THE BEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL WEEK.

#datcasting  #typecast  #royals  #rebloggedforTRUTH  #Hollywood  #media representation