"Solar Lights and the Shining" - Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds
The rise in work for Aussie and British actors is largely linked to the expanding TV universe, and even if this most recent upfronts season saw an encouraging uptick in TV shows with African-American leading characters, I think we can all look at the TV landscape and agree that in the multi-billion year history of our Earth, this is probably the greatest time in history to be a Caucasian man looking for TV work.
That’s why when I see people earnestly complain — Not many people… Trolls, mostly — that they can’t watch “Orange Is The New Black” because it’s anti-male and the men are all one-dimensional, I get caught in a giggle loop that can last for minutes at a time.
The thing about white male representation on TV is that if you accidentally find one show in which the white guys are douches, you probably don’t want to complain about it, because there are the other 100 shows out there. Whiteness on TV is represented in all of its myriad shadings. Sometimes white guys are heroes. Sometimes white guys are villains. There are gay white guys and straight white guys and white guys in every imaginable profession.
Other than fact-based based projects about actual, verifiable white people, it is never incumbent upon a film or TV show to “cast white,” because if you don’t cast a white guy in one project, you can safely guarantee that the next project with a potentially Caucasian lead will be right around the corner and Hollywood is far more committed to the quest for square-jawed white guys than geologists are to finding petroleum or astronomers are to finding intelligent life elsewhere in the universe."
Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.
I think if anyone wonders why this blog exists, it’s for many of the reasons outlined in this video. This is the story of how a class on race and racism was banned by administration and the professor fired after one white student complained that she felt uncomfortable.
"Silenced" - A documentary about a social justice class that was removed as the direct result of the systematic racism it taught students about.
Hometown: Calabasas, California. Age: 13. Big break: I Am Legend. Twitter or Instagram: Twitter. Favorite shoes: Dr. Martens. Favorite movie to watch with parents: “Feminist documentaries.” Starbucks order: Cotton-candy Frappuccino with extra whipped cream. Dream car: Matte forest-green Jeep.
— Willow Smith to Vanity Fair
Feminist documentaries. Giiiirl.
this is legit btw
I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)
also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team
You know, when you think about this, it makes a helluva lot of sense that fantasies of having an outlet for all the amazing things you’re capable of even though you can only do them in secret is something that would appeal to women so strongly.