Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow.

Both of Marvel’s ensemble films—The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—trimmed down the superhero teams for their film adaptations, and the women characters, save for one, were the first to be cut. Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.
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devoutfashion:

Cinematography and edit: Tao Farren-Hefer
Stills and concept: Kent Andreasen
Styling and concept: Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Hair and Make-up: Emma Launder
Model: Giannina Antonette

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I love Zoe Saldana’s work. I’ve seen some of her movies more than once and really enjoy what she brings to the screen. As an actress I respect her process, but I also know that there are many actresses out there, known or not, who would be great as my mother. The one actress that I’ve had in my heart for a very long time, whose work I’m familiar with already, is Kimberly Elise. Many people have spoken to me about Viola. I love her look. I love her energy. Both of the actresses that I’ve mentioned are women of color, are women with beautiful, luscious lips and wide noses, and who know their craft. I also have no problem introducing someone we’ve never heard of before who can play my mother. How does someone just decide to do a story about someone and completely bypass family? Completely bypass her representatives? … I talked with [the director, Cynthia Mort] once, about a year and a half ago. It was very emotional for me to just get on the phone with her because there were so many questions in my mind… I asked her if her mother was still alive. I asked her if she still had a good relationship with her mother and she sounded like a really nice lady. She really, really believes in what she’s doing. I do remember saying to her that if any of us tried to take the story of Bing Crosby or, Dean Martin, or Frank Sinatra, or Elvis Presley and turn it into something that was a tall tale based on something that never happened, I doubt that we’d get very far. My mother’s life was tragic enough. My mother suffered enough. Her life is full of enough wonderful and tragic true things to make a hit movie. You don’t have to embellish her story.
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blackinamerica:

Over the past 20 years, 15 African-Americans (17 collectively) have all taken an oath: “To protect the universe from the forces of evil. One goal, one team, known as the Power Rangers.”

Cool

(Source: nightmaresyndrome)

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postgenderfemmerobot:

Films for (and staring) Young Girls of Colour 

Wadjda | Bend it Like Beckham | Hula Girls
Whale Rider | Our Song | Rabbit Proof Fence
Lilkee | Pariah | Bumm Bumm Bole
Balak-Palak | Children of Heaven | How She Move
Quinceanera | Sherina’s Adventures | Before Your Eyes
Sister Act 2 | Real Women Have Curves | Nobody Knows
The Heart of the Game | Mad Hot Ballroom | Crooklyn
Anita & Me | Akeelah and the Bee | Girl in Progress

(Reblogged from angrywocunited)
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leeandlow:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

(Reblogged from wocinsolidarity)

ai-yo:

anadalusjack:

stuffwhitepeopleask:

If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

Are these things they also stole from Tumblr?

Not word for but yeah I and many others have wrote similar things

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cartermagazine:

Today In History We Honor Muddy Waters
'Chicago in the 1940s was the pivotal point for the development and dissemination of the modern blues.The revolution began inauspiciously enough in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters.Waters' use of amplification gave his guitar playing a new, powerful, striking edge and sonority that introduced to traditional music a sound its listeners found very exciting, comfortably familiar yet strangely compelling and, above all, immensely powerful, urgent' -Pete Welding
(photo: Muddy Waters)
- CARTER Magazine

cartermagazine:

Today In History We Honor Muddy Waters

'Chicago in the 1940s was the pivotal point for the development and dissemination of the modern blues.The revolution began inauspiciously enough in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters.Waters' use of amplification gave his guitar playing a new, powerful, striking edge and sonority that introduced to traditional music a sound its listeners found very exciting, comfortably familiar yet strangely compelling and, above all, immensely powerful, urgent' -Pete Welding

(photo: Muddy Waters)

- CARTER Magazine

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