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Olympic-sized “Rogue One,” “Luke Cage,” “Hidden Figures” trailers promise awesomeness

The Olympics is like the Super Bowl in that lots of big properties reveal their big trailers. Three such trailers were released during the Rio Olympics: Luke Cage, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Hidden Figures. Let’s take a look at each. Luke Cage First of all, it looks incredible. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never …

Exclusive Interview: “Pretty Dudes” creator Chance Calloway on the power of inclusive webseries

You learned a little bit about the inner-workings of Pretty Dude creator Chance Calloway in his #RepresentYourStory article; now he’s back in a full-length interview! Pretty Dudes has recently wrapped its two-part season finale as well as filming for its theme song music video, all of which is available on the series’ YouTube page. Calloway, who …

A Hollywood Without Immigrants: A Diversity Check on the 2008–17 Academy Awards, in Data

By Li Lai Mediaversity Reviews (Originally posted on Medium) In the last two years, #OscarsSoWhite has dominated the discussion of inclusivity within the Academy Awards. Consequently, efforts to diversify membership are underway—in particular, through Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ A2020 initiative which seeks to double the diversity of the membership list by the end of …

All eyes are on The Oscars

The Oscars are upon us, and this year in particular, all eyes are going to be on the nominees. We’re one year out from the phenomenon #OscarsSoWhite, which actually began two years ago by April Reign. The hashtag brought to light how lopsided the Academy nominating process has been, which resulted in showcasing primarily white …

More than a villain: Ivar the Boneless and disability

By Alice Wong Originally posted on the Disability Visibility Project I watch a LOT of television–the good, the bad, the ugly, the ableist, the superficial, and everything in between. I discovered the History Channel‘s original series Vikings through a friend on Twitter, @CaperWheelLady. We first connected as disabled people and fans of the bloody beautiful …

China's World Influence and the Rise of the Asian Male Movie Star

There have been several things that have been at play within the last few weeks. We’ve seen some new trailers featuring Asian actors, such as Blackhat, co-starring Leehom Wang and Terminator Genisys, co-starring Byung-hun Lee. There’s also Brian Tee in Jurassic World  and Takamasa Ishihara (Miyavi) in Unbroken. We’ve also have heard troubling stuff from the Sony hack, such as …