The Academy craves films that thrive on Black characters' emotional labor in pursuit of white friendship. Driving Miss Daisy, The Help ... IJS.
The new biopic of Queen's audacious Freddie Mercury skirts around his sexuality—while straight actors think it's their right to take on LGBTQ roles.
The comedian who masturbated in front of junior women colleagues said he's lost an estimated $35 million. Funny how he didn't mention the pain he inflicted.
Given how the franchise made a remixed mess of a 2013 Trayvon Martin-inspired episode, I'm not counting on its producers to get it right.
Actress Asia Argento may be both a #MeToo survivor and a perpetrator. But claims that accusations against her will gut the movement don't give credit where credit is due.
From editorial cartoons that envision a Trump-Putin sexual alliance to beloved Disney movies, we love to imagine the bad guys as queer.
It took the actress a while to get that she shouldn't play a trans man in an upcoming movie. But it's the right call in a Hollywood that's too comfortable with actors donning racial or gender identities like costumes.
Despair need not be the whole of how Black queer adolescence is depicted on screen.
Sure, the original series included Black and Asian characters here and there—but only to prove how the Conners were good, progressive white folks.
These seminal TV shows uncritically depict Black fathers' often caustic “coaching” to prepare their sons for an inhospitable world. I know, from my own family, that cruelty isn't the way to make a man.