representation


Chris Hemsworth "Makes Some Improvements" to 'Avengers: Endgame' Posters

"Avengers" Star Don Cheadle Wants More Opportunities for Actors with Disabilities

Avengers: Endgame star Don Cheadle responded to a fan inquiry at ACE Comic Conin Seattle about the response he's had from the disability community playing James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, who suffered a serious spinal injury during the events of Captain America: Civil War. Following his injury, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) created braces to […]

Robert B. Warren Writes on Black Representation in Comics: Hand-Me-Down Culture

Sci-fi and fantasy author Robert B. Warren submitted the following op/ed, titled "Hand-Me-Down Culture," to Bleeding Cool: Growing up in the Deep South, you become accustomed to certain truths. Tea should be cold and sweet, gathering pecans is a team-building exercise, and behind every old home is a story. For many of these homes, the story […]

MCU

At Least Two LGBTQ Characters Coming to the MCU, Says Kevin Feige

Representation matters, and Marvel Studios is [finally] realizing that more and more with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) The first MCU black superhero film shattered all kinds of box office records, and the first female-fronted film in the franchise is already one of the most talked-about pre-release titles this side of Infinity War.In a recent interview[...]

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO "Not So Big" on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

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[...]

Tessa Thompson

Schrödinger's Gay Makes Another Appearance In The MCU

However, representation for sexuality is a little different because it's not something you can see right away It means that you need to develop three dimensional characters to find out how they identify.Last week actress Tessa Thompson said that her character, Valkyrie, is bisexual.https://twitter.com/TessaThompson_x/status/921876958673113088People were pretty excited to see that and then Thompson said this[...]

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez Developing Latino Series For CBS, CW

Actress Gina Rodriguez is putting her words into action when it comes to increasing diversity and representation in front of and behind the camera; the Jane the Virgin star is developing two new series for CBS and The CW that are centered around the Latino community. Rodriguez’s I Can & I Will Productions will develop both[...]


When The 'Love Is Love' Panel At Flame Con 2017 Took A Turn…(VIDEO)

A member of the audience brought-up the fact that a large number of contributors to the comic were white males, and wanted to know if that was ever addressed at any point and what their feelings were on there not being more diverse representation on the book.Andreyko's response (at around the 15 minute mark) has[...]

Jessica Chastain's NOT Happy With CBS' Lack Of Female Leads This Fall

The Television Critics Association's (TCA's) press junkets give the the networks the opportunity to prop-up their upcoming programming slate and address reporters on how they're changing the ways they do things to meet the ever-growing competition from other media sources.So when CBS senior executive vice president Thom Sherman and and CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl announced at[...]

Representation Matters: Chief From 'Wonder Woman' Is Awesome

Now that Wonder Woman has opened and is actually good, there are going to be a lot of think pieces about how representation in movies is important It is important, but most of these pieces will likely be on the subject of gender representation and the effect this movie can have on little girls That is great, and[...]

Comics Reacts to Wonder Woman/UN News

By Joe Glass The comics community has been awash with opinion on the UN's decision to remove Wonder Woman early from the role of Honorary Ambassador for Empowerment of Women and Girls. Well, needless to say, comics is really not too happy about it. Especially creators who have worked on Wonder Woman over the years. […]

Marvel Finally Stand Behind An LGBTQ Lead?

By Joe Glass Marvel have teased their first new X-Men title as part of the upcoming Resurrxion, and it's an Iceman solo title. And my first immediate reaction is to scream 'YAY' followed by 'It's about damn time'. In terms of letting books be lead by LGBTQ characters, Marvel has been somewhat lacking. When they […]

Diversity Wins Big At New York Comic Con

They would like to actually also bring their special brand of fun and interest to San Diego Comic Con, but need help to do so, so if you can, get in touch with them! They streamline the panels and event listings to those related to LGBTQ interest, cosplay, diversity and representation, and empowerment.One of the[...]


Tales From The Four Color Closet: One Week After Orlando

I will say, TV is a lot better these days and is leading the race in improved representation if you ask me, but there's still a ways to go Comics, and the majority of other media, lag behind - they are culpable in the mass vanishing of the LGBTQ community.Let's take Marvel and DC, and[...]

The Pride Ends At Thought Bubble Next Week

My first comics, I've struggled, enjoyed and learned so much while making them.All of that is coming to an end with the upcoming Thought Bubble Comics Festival next weekend.The Pride, my sort of first comic series (sort of because I also co-write on another called Stiffs which started at the same time), and one that[...]