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Dear Award Shows: Stop Abusing Sofia Vergara

While presenting at the Golden Globes this year, actress Sofia Vergara made a joke poking fun at her accent, a joke many felt to have been made in poor taste. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an anal tradition,” Vergara began, seemingly struggling with her pronunciation. “I didn’t mean … they have an anus tradition. They have a tradition that they do every year of choosing a second-generation performer to assist in the presentation of the awards.” She

Entertainment, Uncategorized

The Nine Women Of Color Nominated For A 2017 Golden Globe Award

Ruth Negga This is Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga’s first Golden Globe nomination; she is being recognized for her phenomenal work in Loving, a 2016 historical drama film. She is the only WOC being nominated in her category: Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama.         2. Viola Davis (WINNER) 2017 is off to a wonderful start for this remarkably talented woman. Aside from being the first Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipient

Entertainment

There Are No Asian Lead Roles in Movies Being Released in 2017

Photo Credit: www.slashfilm.com In 2016, many Asian-American actors fought for visibility and representation within Western entertainment, touching down on important topics such as whitewashing and tokenism. Actress Constance Wu from ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat”, comedian Margaret Cho, Ming-Na Wen from “Agents of S.H.I.E.LD”, and actor Aziz Ansari are just few of the Asian-American actors who have lended their voices towards the cause. Last year, the box office failed to give us any sort of

Race

Why We Need More Diverse Asian Representation

The year 2016 was considered to be the golden year of diversity in terms of media such as movies and television shows. It was also noted as the year with lots of People of Color (POC) actors and actresses nominated in prestigious award shows, such as in the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Emmy Awards. Aside from celebrating the success of Hollywood media in depicting various races in various titles, a sad truth somehow

Feminism

Why I Won’t Be Seeing The Birth of a Nation

In 2012 a young woman known as “Jane Doe” to the public was found dead next to two bottles of sleeping pills. This was her third and final suicide attempt, bringing an end to a life that had only lasted thirty years. In her death certificate, it’s reported that she suffered from depression, drug abuse and PTSD due to sexual trauma. That’s where Nate Parker and Jean Celestin come in, respectively the director and cowriter

Feminism

Ghostbusters: Is Hollywood Correcting the Past?

              “Who you gonna call?” June 8th was declared “Ghostbusters Day” by the entertainment world. Celebrating the 32nd birthday of this classic movie, Twitter even dedicated a special emoji to it when one tweeted the hashtag “#Ghostbusters”.  The cult classic that once took the world by storm has recently been given a breath of fresh air. Everyone was taken by surprise earlier this year when Sony Pictures announced a remake of

LGBT+

The Rights and Wrongs of Hollywood Representation

No one in the world is worse than Hollywood when it comes to inclusion and equality. The movie and TV world is so one-sidedly cis/straight that it has been taking an abundance of backlash. Aside from the regular privileged folks, however, there are a few stray LGBT+ soldiers able to make their way onto the screens. These roles rarely do the LGBT+ community justice, but once in a blue moon there will be a flawless

Op-ed, Race

Speaking Out on #whitewashedOUT and Why It Matters

The Asian American (and Asians too, including myself) are speaking out against the lack of diversity and representation in Asian narratives and of Asian actors not only in Hollywood but also in how the issue causes bigger problems for the community. With news of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange to Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell to past movies such as Aloha and Dragon Ball Evolution, it’s no surprise. Constance Wu,

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