Tag Archives: Oscars
The Cruel Racism of the Real World
Quvenzhané Wallis was the butt of a deeply sexist, racist inappropriate joke by whoever is tweeting for The Onion last night (which I will not link to or describe because it’s ugly). And what upsets me so much about it … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Film Tagged Oscars, patriarchy, Quvenzhané Wallis, racism, sexism, The Onion, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy 1 Comment
Burden of Representation or a Structural Problem in Hollywood?
Adam Thompson of the great Shadow and Act asks: So here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t performance, rather than race, the true representation? When a talented actor delivers a masterful performance and creates an indelible character, does it matter if the … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Television Tagged Academy Awards, Aibeline, Alonzo Harris, black actor, Black actress, black characters, black film, black humanity, Bleek Gilliam, Boys on the Side, burden of representation, Collateral, Denzel Washington, Flight, Ghost, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Malcolm X, mammy, Monster's Ball, Oscar winner, Oscars, Shadow and Act, Taraji P. Henson, The Help, The Wire, Training Day, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg 10 Comments
My thoughts on Anthony Mackie’s comments about Black Hollywood.
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