Many fans are taking particular issue with the fact that there is diversity lacking in the writers' room for a series whose co-lead (Sandra Oh) is of Korean heritage. After the tweet went live, a number of prominent names screencapped or retweeted their issue with how lacking in diversity the writing team was Academy Award-winning director/producer[...]
RuPaul's Drag Race is getting wilder and more intense with each passing season, so let's take a look at what the fourth one had in store.
Diversity is kind of a big deal, especially in a community where thin, pageant pretty, and having a certain look/demeanor/style seems to be the status quo By casting queens from all over and all styles, RuPaul is sending the message loud and clear that anybody can do this just as they are You can be[...]
"The Deep & Dark Blue": Nikki Smith Talks about Her Pioneering LGBTQ Young Reader's Fantasy Epic Graphic Novel [Interview]
It seeks to normalize diversity and representation in Children's Literature and Young Adult genre fiction We interviewed writer-artist Nikki Smith about her process. Congratulations on what I think is a seminal work of LGBTQ representation in Children's Literature How did you come up with the story that interweaves a fantasy story about two young nobles fighting to[...]
The number one problem with television today is a lack of diversity What?!?! But what about hit shows like Black-ish, Atlanta, Fresh Off the Boat, Scandal, Empire, Superstore, The Good Place? First, most of those are critical successes, but not necessarily ratings successes Indeed, the top rated scripted and reality shows are still over-whelmingly white,[...]
'Black Panther', 'Captain Marvel' are "Only The Beginning" of Stan Lee-Inspired Diversity Kevin Feige Teases
He's turned the ability into an art form really, his quotes becoming soundbytes and headlines around the world pretty much anytime he talks. Marvel Studios boss Kevin FeigePhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com Most recently, it was a chat with The Los Angeles Times about how Stan Lee's influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe has boosted the[...]
It was a big movie that we were going to make with an almost entirely African and African-American cast. This was followed up by an "inclusion rider" question: THR: When we're talking about diversity in Hollywood, a big topic of conversation has been the idea of an inclusion rider What do you think of putting a representation[...]
Worldcon pulls its program after issues with troubling errors in its program biographies.
When 2018 Miss America Cara Mund took to Twitter yesterday to urge fans of the event to tune in to ABC's Good Morning America for some major announcements about this year's edition from Miss America Organization Board of Trustees Chair Gretchen Carlson.
If you thought things were going to go back to "as is" at Winchester University, Netflix's first official trailer for Dear White People Vol. 2 will set you straight. Created/executive produced by Justin Simien and set for a May 4 premiere, the new season finds Sam (Logan Browning) back in the booth and on the air.
DC Comics shared a famous picture of Superman speaking to schoolchildren about the importance of standing up for diversity on Twitter. "Initially created by the Institute for American Democracy as a school-book cover, this '50s-era piece features Superman speaking to school children about the importance of standing up for diversity, a relevant message no matter what[...]
We're trying to do things creatively." So how will Netflix handle the issue of diversity on its various projects? By having officials from the streaming service meet individually with filmmakers to discuss representation on their respective projects: "That's how we look at it." Hastings did not address how what is essentially a non-binding "handshake agreement" between Netflix[...]
DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio addressed his views on the diversity of DC's characters in an interview, and it's difficult not to view some of his comments as a direct shot at rival Marvel Comics, who temporarily replaced some of their most well-known characters like Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America with legacy versions in over the past[...]
Less than two months after its first season premiere, Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It has been picked up for a second season by Netflix. Based on the 1986 film, the ten-episode first season stars DeWanda Wise along with Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, Elise Hudson, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent and Anthony Ramos.
For me, as I began to see the scale of books affected, one thing grew disturbingly clear: all the titles involved diversity and representation, either in the characters featured within (nearly all including leads that were female, people of colour, or LGBTQ+) or in the form of the creator voices involved (again, largely women, people[...]