What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Source: Hollywood Reporter, YouTube

THR’s annual Director’s Roundtable honors directors of the stories seen in theaters globally. I’m a fan of them all, but Angelina Jolie is the sole nod to diversity.  Television is making some headway, but our cinemas are filled largely with the stories of straight white males, because they are the stories of straight white male writers with straight white male protagonists/actors directed by straight white males and then critiqued, largely, by straight white males. It’s a closed loop that fosters stereotypes and denies the heroism and humanity of  everyone else.

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