CW actresses Candice Patton and Ashleigh Murray have one major thing in common. They’ve both played classic comic book characters, both traditionally portrayed as white, as women of color. And both have had to deal with backlash for it.
There’s an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters—studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is…
If you’ve spent literally any time on the internet interacting with fans of pretty much any genre franchise, like Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or Star Wars, then you know that what begins as an impassioned debate can quickly descend into hostile, vitriolic trolling.
Between the success of Black Panther and female-fronted projects like Wonder Woman, it seems like diversity and representation in front of—and behind—the camera has finally become increasingly important to filmmakers and audiences alike. But self-described “bionic actress” Angel Giuffria is waiting for more. She hopes…
As the hosts in Delos’ luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm—especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it’s important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the…
For many, the huge success of Black Panther at the box office has been seen as a watershed moment in Hollywood, proving that films lead by predominantly black casts can offer mainstream appeal that brings a more diverse audience to the movies. But at least one Marvel alumni doesn’t necessarily agree.
After ten years making short films and working the festival circuit, this weekend will be the first time writer-director Emily Carmichael has a feature film released in theaters. It will not be the last.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones made television history when it announced that all 13 episodes of season two would be helmed by female directors. Now, just in time for Women’s History Month, a new featurette is shining a spotlight on all the women working together to bring this iconic series to Netflix once again.
Genre films still have a long way to go when it comes to representing people beyond the straight, white, male audience Hollywood has long catered to. But two superheroic events recently have more than just fans excited for more diverse offerings—theater owners are psyched, too.
Mindy Kaling is one of us. Though she’s best known for her comedic work on The Office and The Mindy Project, Kaling is a huge genre fan. When she was growing up, she never felt those genres spoke to her directly. However, working on Ava DuVernay’s new Disney movie, A Wrinkle In Time, she finally got to let her geek…
If you were to ask basically anyone who’s excited about Black Panther why they think the film is important, you’d undoubtedly hear many an explanation about how it, unlike virtually every other superhero movie, features a cast and story that young, black kids can see themselves in.
It’s been a while since we heard anything about Cloak & Dagger, the Freeform adaptation of the Marvel comic. But, with its release slated for later this year, the creators have opened up at this weekend’s Freeform Summit about the challenges and opportunities of telling a new kind of story in Marvel’s TV sandbox.
There was no doubt in my mind that official, Marvel-branded Black Panther toys and playsets would hit stores just in time for the film’s release this February. But actually seeing the commercial for what Hasbro is offering made me pause and feel something deeply emotional.
Alex Garland’s upcoming scifi spectacle Annihilation looks absolutely stunning and it’s set to star a cast of fantastic lead actresses as they embark on a perilous adventure into a strange, mutated land. But some fans of the novel the movie is adapting have an issue with the film’s white heroines*.
When a reader wrote in to say that a recent plotline in David Mack's Star Trek books — one where a Vulcan had an affair with a Klingon spy, and they both happened to be women — meant that they wouldn't be reading his books anymore, they didn't expect a response. But they got one. Oh boy, did they get one.