There is absolutely a conversation to be had and criticism to be made regarding the Thirteenth Doctor being a white woman.
We do need to reflect on how people (particularly women) of colour tend to get left behind during the fireworks show of having moved a step forward in representation - how we’re seeing a lot of white women assuming these kinds of roles in big-budget franchises, but not a lot of other kinds of women. It’s not a ‘diversity win’ for all.
But I sure would fucking appreciate it if the conversations I’ve been seeing on that subject wouldn’t act like Pearl Mackie doesn’t exist…
Spotted on the steps of the Met: An S and B power struggle. Did S think she could waltz home and things would be just as they were? Did B think S would go down without a fight? Or can these two hotties work it out? There’s nothing Gossip Girl likes more than a good catfight. And this could be a classic.