Midweek Mouth-off: Equality in the Movies

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Fair or equal representation of minority groups is a thorny issue in real life at the best of times. Today we want to know what you think about its place in the movies? Is it politically correct “Castle Lager ad” overkill that stands out on the screen like a sore thumb? Or should be striven for whenever possible; whenever it “fits” or even when it is a daring choice to recast a character as a minority (non-white and/or woman)?

Thor 2: The Dark World spoilers ahead…

How did you feel about the fact that in this high profile sequel, it was the lone Asian character, a black henchman and a woman who made up three of the five high profile deaths/departures from the series? Blatant whitewashing? Commentators making a mountain out of a molehill… or did you not even notice?

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Last Updated: November 20, 2013

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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