This week is the Oscars, which means around the country, people are cramming in their last chances to have social media bragging rights over whether they watched all the Oscar-nominated movies before the Oscars broadcast.
Earlier this week the trailer for Dear White People was finally released, and a thousand thought pieces were quickly published, anxiously awaiting the full movie in October.
Newt Scamander will probably not be a person of color in the recently announced Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them movies. When some relatively “unknown” white British male of medium height and with floppy, hipster “I don’t care” hair in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties gets cast, the internet will fall all over themselves to find out every detail about this man and begin worshipping him blindly. The fans who supported casting an actor of color will be resigned to the fact that yet again, the opportunity for “progressive” or “risky” casting is dismissed in favor of safe casting choices in a guaranteed box office smash. Read More Tumblr May Be Right: Why Newt Scamander Should Be a PoC