I'm androgyne, transexual, poly, and androphilic. Nec hoc nec illud is Latin slang for bisexual, but I use it because it translates loosely as "Neither one thing nor the other." I think this is a good description of me, even though I'm not bisexual. This tumblr is neither one thing nor another also. It's random stuff I'm randomly interested in. I don't do "reblog if you believe X" posts, as I feel they are coercive to the reader and if you read my stuff you already know what I believe.
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The author of the award-winning play Clybourne Park has refused permission to a Berlin theatre company to perform the play after learning that a lead character would appear blacked up.
Managers at the Deutsches Theatre said a female African-American character in the play was being performed by a white actress and producers would “experiment with make-up”.
In a letter to the Dramatists Guild, US playwright Bruce Norris said he was taking a “zero tolerance position” on what he termed an “asinine tradition”.
“Normally I don’t meddle in the cultural politics of other countries,” wrote Norris “but when my work and the work of my colleagues — other playwrights — is misrepresented, I do. A zero-tolerance position is the only position to take.”
I truly truly truly want more PoCs to get acting roles in this franchise. But now that Katniss is White, Haymitch is White, and Gale is White, any other role given to a PoC would be tokenism for Lionsgate executives to cover their asses with.
The racist casting of “The Hunger Games” has put the casting of “Catching Fire” in a catch-22. This franchise does not need more White people, thank you. The previous film did a bang-up job of that. But now that Our Heroes are White, any role given to a PoC will be destroyed by the film’s new racial power structure (one hugely different from that of the books).
Racial inclusivity does not mean adding a token Black guy. Positive media representation of your race is more than just about dropping PoC actors in your movie left and right. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix all of this, but the terrible casting choices of the first film made everything a whoooooole lot more complicated. And frankly, I don’t even know what the solution is.
This was what really got me. From what fans of the book, I’d learned that Katniss had dark skin, and yet she was cast as white, and I barely heard a peep out of anyone, which was surprising considering the huge amount of rage I heard over the whitewashing of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
If Hollywood isn’t killing off POCs in movies, it’s making sure they don’t get leading roles.
do we have to be in perfect relationships with perfect hair and lots of money and perfect children and the will to be married and a desire to be monogamous just to receive our rights as human beings?
who are these poster people?
are we stuck on fairytales again?