Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor

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…

'Bionic Actress' Angel Giuffria Is Ready for People With Disabilities to Get Their Close-Up

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…

Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

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…

Samuel L. Jackson Doesn't Think Black Panther Can Solve Hollywood's Lack of Inclusivity All By Itself

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.