theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.

The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.

So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.


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princess-slay-ya:

My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.

Sources:

Carrie Fisher on her costumes 

what supermodels wear in hell

 on Padme’s wardrobe 

to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)

Star Wars Bechedel Test results  here

fandomforequality:

Comic Book Women on Film (Or Not…)
Written by: Katie Labovitz

It is no surprise that all of the superhero films released as of late have been directed by men, and all but one were written by men. (Guardians of the Galaxy is the exception, being co-written by Nicole Perlman). The male-centric-ness of it all behind the cameras combined with the lack of female representation on screen in superhero films is sadly not a new trend in filmmaking. 

Read the full article and join the discussion at Fandom For Equality

fandomforequality:

Comic Book Women on Film (Or Not…)

Written by: Katie Labovitz

It is no surprise that all of the superhero films released as of late have been directed by men, and all but one were written by men. (Guardians of the Galaxy is the exception, being co-written by Nicole Perlman). The male-centric-ness of it all behind the cameras combined with the lack of female representation on screen in superhero films is sadly not a new trend in filmmaking. 

Read the full article and join the discussion at Fandom For Equality

Our Pilot is Live!

watchtheswitch:

The Switch is currently on Kickstarter, raising funds for its first season.

It’s a transgender fantasy-comedy series starring actual trans people. It’s queer, geeky, political, and weird.

We hit our first milestone over the weekend, and so we’ve released the pilot for you to enjoy.

You can watch it in full by clicking here.

It would be amazing if you shared this post widely!

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trigger warnings for this episode: transphobia, implied violence, implied suicidal thoughts (including a noose), forced closeting, sorcery, brief eye horror, food. (apologies for not including this list originally, thanks to Cemi for pointing it out.)