Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

Coco, Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians are hailed as the most successful recent "diverse" films. I'm here to note the irony that they are not diverse at all in the usual understanding of the word. The first is a movie set in Mexico with only Hispanics (specifically mestizaje Mexicans, ignoring the actual diversity in … Continue reading Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences

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Whitewashing and My Unexpected Reactions to it

Based on the rest of my blog, it would be a fair conclusion to draw that whitewashing might be one of those issues that could get me worked up. But for whatever reason, if I'm being honest with myself, it doesn't bother me that much. And it kind of feels like an inconsistency, given all … Continue reading Whitewashing and My Unexpected Reactions to it

More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Since posting┬ámy thoughts on the movie, I've read and watched a bunch of other reviews. Here, I will link to the one that I thought was the best, because it's a detailed and thoughtful analysis that wasn't too much in love with the movie, or hating on it. And because it raises a great point … Continue reading More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Live-Action Fairy Tales

In my last post, I briefly talked about the Disney's live action remakes, and I thought I'd talk about them some more, a little bit more specifically. These won't be full-fledged reviews. Alice in Wonderland (and Alice Through the Looking Glass) These aren't remakes of course. I think they are meant to be continuations of … Continue reading Disney’s Live-Action Fairy Tales