April 28th, 2013

master_simm

current Hollywood racism

I've avoided all the racism and sexism fires on LJ in the past, but I hope some activists are still around and can tell me what they think about the BIG casting SPOILER I WON'T SPELL OUT in the new/current Star Trek movie?

While the reason for the casting of the white guy IN a big film is clear, there is no excuse for the role. At least two overlooked not-Oscar winning non-white actors spring readily to mind as ideal and not-unknown cast choices, and the ST excuse of genetic modification makes this white-washing SO MUCH WORSE that even I feel affected ...