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Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot

Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?

Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

Not only does the data show that young people in general are going to the theater less with the largest drop (17%) occurring in the sought-after 18 to 25 demographic, but it indicates that movies that skew toward a male audience are performing worse than ever. That’s a big problem for Hollywood, considering that their male-oriented franchises seem to be garnering less female viewers than ever, too.

Could they be tired of seeing white dudes save the world? It certainly seems like it, as over time from Spider-Man 3 to Amazing Spider-Man 2, the webhead audience has gone from 54 to 61% male, and the Transformers movies have been following that trend with a now 64% male audience. In the old wisdom, that would’ve been great news, because those demographics were thought of as an endless fountain of money and numbers like those would’ve been seen as evidence that “girls don’t like sci-fi/comic book/[insert genre here] movies.”

But with both of the most recent entries in those franchises also hitting franchise-low domestic gross numbers, it’s well past time to rethink that and work on bringing back the female audience. The male audience isn’t cutting it, and women are getting tired of movies that don’t speak to them or accurately represent them.


Summer Box-Office Problems Likely Stem From Lack of Content for Women, Surprising No One

(via becauseiamawoman)

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The Carters have collected our edges…again.

Not only is this episode hilarious as always, but Crissle will also be a panelist at our Spotlight On Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on Aug 17 in LA, and we’re so thankful (and stanning about) her shout out at the end of this ep! Thanks, Crissle! 

Make sure you catch The Read every Thursday and get your tickets to see Crissle at #SpotDiversity!

parisopolis:

Hold up Tumblr,because this right here is Jasika-Nicole,

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She is the amazing voice actress of intern Dana in the podcast “Welcome to NightVale” (she also plays Astrid in Fringe).

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and she

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is REALLY

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FRIGGIN’

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CUTE.

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And SUPER TALENTED.

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And literally everything

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I could ever want

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in Dana.

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This has been your daily Jasika-Nicole PSA, thank you.

Jasika Nicole, in all of her awesomeness, will also appear at our Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on August 17 in Los Angeles, CA! Come help her and other LGBT stars from the stage and screen celebrate LGBT media representation (get a VIP ticket and meet her)!

More info and tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org