Month: March 2017

Dear Hollywood: Cast Gina Rodriguez as America Chavez and Lisbeth Salander

Gina Rodriguez wants to play all of your favorite characters, and that’s fine by us. The first bit of Rodriguez herself via Twitter. She was reacting to an Entertainment Weekly article featuring remarks from Fede Álvarez, the director of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl In The Spider’s Web. When answering a fan question about the …

O Captain! My Captain! Chris Evans Battles the KKK (on Twitter)

Laura Sirikul Originally posted on Nerds of Color With the recent confirmation of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General of the United States, Chris Evans has proved to us just how much he is like his film counterpart, Captain America. Evans recently tweeted his disappointment in the confirmation of Sessions. And his argument? David Duke’s praise …

When your feminism isn’t intersectional: Raquel Willis on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s recent “trans women” comments

The internet is full of faves, but it’s always the moment that they’re put on a pedestal that your faves end up disappointing you. Partly because they are human and humans will disppoint you, but also because you realize that sometimes, your faves still need schooling on certain areas of life and social politics. Case …

Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” trailer is here, and some are already comparing it to “The Book of Life”?

Disney/Pixar’s Coco is a film many of us have been waiting on for a while, and the trailer is finally out! Check it out for yourself. Now that you’ve seen the trailer, let’s get into some discussion. First, this film is making Disney/Pixar history as being the first film the joint companies have made about Mexican culture. …

Let’s focus on the positives of “Iron Fist,” Rosario Dawson, Jessica Henwick and Lewis Tan

We could talk all day about Finn Jones and the albatross around his neck that is Iron Fist. Starting out the gate, Marvel’s Iron Fist, which will premiere on Netflix March 17,  has a 14 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Marvel fanboys might be in a tizzy about this, but this is really a blessing in disguise. Everything remained …

Yara Shahidi already wins at college by having Michelle Obama to write her college recommendation letter

How great would it be to have former First Lady Michelle Obama to write your college recommendation letter? Black-ish star Yara Shahidi had that happen for her. Talk about getting your choice of colleges after such a seal of approval! Shahidi told W Magazine that the former First Lady not only wrote her recommendation letter, …

Representation count: What “Rough Night” and “Girls Trip” mean for you

The upcoming film Rough Night is being marketed as the next feel-good comedy for raunchy feminist women looking for a film that portrays women as “women.” Starring Scarlett Johansson (who is currently taking an L for Ghost in the Shell), Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Demi Moore, Colton Haynes, Jillian Bell, Ty Burrell, Dean Winters, Ilana …