Hey, Sloan. Let me ask you something. For the sake of the story, how would you feel about me going on the internet and saying vicious things about you that might get an argument started about misogyny?
I just want to take a minute to explain what Dev Patel’s nomination means to me.
I am a Gujarati Indian, born in Kenya, raised in London. Dev shares a similar back story (His parents were born in Kenya, he in London).
Dev and I, though having never met, live in towns literally next door to each other; a short walk.
I never imagined that a man whose heritage resembles mine so closely, would ever take our stories, embody stories of many wonderful people, and so successfully bring them to the world’s stage. Of course, Hollywood still has a long way to go as far as diversity is concerned both from a race perspective, and its’ portrayal of gender and sexuality, but for the first time I feel as though I am being represented. That I am valid, that my thoughts and experiences are real and are worth being told.
Does anybody think we can’t do this? This is a blessing in disguise! I say, the power going out is the best thing that ever happened to us! I say the power going out is what’s going to save—this—SON OF A BITCH! (The Newsroom, The Blackout, Pt. 2)