I love studies. It's dorky, but I really do. Mainly I love them because I like to back up my opinions with facts- especially my opinions about representation in the entertainment industry. Just earlier today, USC Annenberg (as part of the Media Diversity Social Change Initiative) released Inequality in 900 Popular Films- an ongoing study… Continue reading USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Inequality Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual
This week, the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time was released, and I couldn't have been more excited. When I saw the trailer, I was elated to see a young black woman as the lead (Storm Reid) alongside major talents such as Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Pena.… Continue reading POC Creators Shouldn’t Be Confined to Just Telling “Our” Stories
I did it. At last. I watched it. The movie that I've known about for a long time, but didn't have the balls to watch. Last night, I watched the myth, the legend- The Room. Of course I had heard about how bad it was but I wasn't aware of how much so until I… Continue reading Thoughts About the Franco Brothers, The Room, and Big Hollywood Dreams
Earlier today, the nominations for the 88th Academy awards were released. Not surprisingly, unlike like last year, there was an overwhelming shut out of POC actors, screenwriters, and directors, with the exception of Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant). Of all the actors nominated, NONE are POC. There were stand out films such as Creed, Straight Outta… Continue reading Diversity and the Oscars: Does Lack of “Talent” Excuse the Lack of Color?
Earlier this week, America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence made a rare social media appearance. She released a strongly worded essay through Lena Dunham's email newsletter, Lenny Letter calling out the wage gap between men and women in the entertainment industry. Generally known as being quirky and amiable, she kicks her reputation to the curve and gets… Continue reading Thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence and the Wage Gap in Entertainment
Last night I was browsing Facebook, and I saw that one of the main trending topics was Nat Wolf's (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) supposed casting as Light Yagami for an American adaptation of the insanely popular anime, Death Note. Since Death Note is set in JAPAN with JAPANESE characters and centers around… Continue reading Why Is Hollywood Not Understanding that Whitewashing is Bad for Business?
Well here goes: My first film review! It's been a crazy first week of school, and I decided to escape for a few by going to the movies. I chose We Are Your Friends. Just so you know, I am going to format my review as a report card. Everything featured will be subjects that… Continue reading Solo at the Cinema: We Are Your Friends