CW actresses Candice Patton and Ashleigh Murray have one major thing in common. They have both played classic comic book characters, both traditionally portrayed as white, as women of colour. And both have had to deal with backlash for it.
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There's an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters - studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is joining the list.
Between the success of Black Panther and female-fronted projects like Wonder Woman, it seems like diversity and representation in front of -- and behind -- the camera has finally become increasingly important to filmmakers and audiences alike. But self-described "bionic actress" Angel Giuffria is waiting for more. She hopes this will be a tipping point, where eventually people will start to see more characters like herself on the big screen: people with disabilities.
As the hosts in Delos' luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm -- especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it's important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the very idea of this park is rife with potentially problematic, racist ideas.
For many, the huge success of Black Panther at the box office has been seen as a watershed moment in Hollywood, proving that films lead by predominantly black casts can offer mainstream appeal that brings a more diverse audience to the movies. But at least one Marvel alumni doesn't necessarily agree.
Marvel's Jessica Jones made television history when it announced that all 13 episodes of season two would be helmed by female directors. Now, just in time for Women's History Month, a new featurette is shining a spotlight on all the women working together to bring this iconic series to Netflix once again.
Mindy Kaling is one of us. Though she's best known for her comedic work on The Office and The Mindy Project, Kaling is a huge genre fan. When she was growing up, she never felt those genres spoke to her directly. However, working on Ava DuVernay's new Disney movie A Wrinkle In Time, she finally got to let her geek flag fly.