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From the Spanish-language version of Dracula (1931).


From the Spanish-language version of Dracula (1931).






If you’ve seen Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, you may have noticed something a little weird about the semi-Biblical, semi-apocalyptic cast of the movie: they’re all white. Even the extras.

In an interview with The Higher Calling, Noah screenwriter Ari Handel spoke about the reasoning behind the lack of racial diversity in the cast.

“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’

Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.”

In summary, white people are stand-ins “for all people,” and no other race could possibly qualify for “everyman” status. Ari Handel’s reasoning is that the only way to dispense with the issue of racism is to remove everyone who isn’t white. Asking what happened to all the other races is akin to nitpicking about whether the arc would float or not. It’s just silly, OK? “The race of individuals doesn’t matter,” which is why they made absolutely sure that all of those individuals were white. Or something.

Unintentionally, Handel managed to illustrate everything that’s wrong with the ongoing attitude towards casting actors of color in major Hollywood movies. White people are the norm, and everyone else is just a distraction. God forbid anyone attempt to be as diverse as the cast of the Star Trek, which debuted in 1966 and included a grand total of two non-white characters.


Normative whiteness at work.

I particularly enjoy that mythical stories are a reason you can ignore race. I mean, people were totally okay with casting a black actor as Heimdall in a movie based on myth, right?

So “mythical story” means cast white people. And “historical accuracy” means cast white people. (Because, you know, PoC were only invented around 1800 and are completely absent from all of history all over the globe before that.)

Is this a fucking JOKE? I can’t believe this asshole.

I’ll repeat this bit: “Unintentionally, Handel managed to illustrate everything that’s wrong with the ongoing attitude towards casting actors of color in major Hollywood movies. White people are the norm, and everyone else is just a distraction.”

Lemme translate this:

"We were afraid if we made it *accurate* and cast it with middle-eastern or Jewish actors, white people wouldn’t pay to come see it."

Seriously, the alternative is not a Bennetton ad, the alternative is *casting the race of people who would’ve actually been involved in an old testament story* and that race is pretty much always “not white”, much to America’s constant shame and dismay. 

I don’t have a problem with every movie not being extremely diverse, but it should be ACCURATE. Shit takes place in Asia? Cast fucking Asian actors. Filling a Native American role? Cast a fucking Native American actor. Noah’s a Jew? He better be a Jew then. Takes place in New York and/or outer space? Let’s go ahead and get some diversity in there then. It’s not hard. 

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Tank Magazine September 2013
Ali Michael by Manuela Pavesi

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The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”

this is pretty righteous.

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Glee’s attitude towards bisexuality summed up in 60 seconds

transcript of the text bc the video didn’t show some of it for long enough:

  • sap.phic (adj.): of relating to lesbians or lesbianism
  • (same slide as above) glee and bisexuality
  • somehow it matters that dani is a “real lesbian” and not some “phony bi”
  • science has proven that all bisexual girls end up going for the D
  • do i even have to explain why this is shitty
  • glee: shitty to bisexuals since two thousand and always
  • who says that? nobody

Oh look even the non-glee blogs I follow are calling this out yay \o/

This is shitty but also Glee is just kinda shitty in a lot of ways….but I am super amused by the music because what?

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Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2002 photographed by Yelena Yemchuk 

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