posted on 05.08.12
In terms of viewership, people care mostly about you. It’s not “what are we doing to alienate women, especially WOC? What are we doing to alienate LGBTQ-identifying people?” It’s “how can we sort of slip in some of this trendy okay-with-gay my-best-friend-is-black stuff without alienating our bread-and-butter cis straight white male viewers, who we hand everything to on a silver platter balanced on a cushion?”
I don’t like movies. Once I was made embarrassingly aware of whitewashing, I liked them even less. I want movies to regularly come out, a few every season, with the three main characters including hero, best friend, love interest, being POCs and LGBTQ people. I don’t like this pissy little cowardly sticking-to-the-mold thing that’s going on that whitewashed 21 and wanted to whitewash/completely screw up the script for a live action Akira. I’ll describe Hollywood for you in a few words: rich, straight cis white males making mistakes for a living.
Those bullshit stereotypes don’t count.
(Straight, White, Cis) Male Privilege #62