okay but can we talk about the 4 biggest movies this week?
Kong: Skull Island
female characters who aren’t sexualized
racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic jokes
Beauty and the Beast
diverse period piece (this almost never happens omg)
characters and men wearing makeup in a family movie
I mention there are GAY CHARACTERS IN A FAMILY MOVIE??
POC female lead
she’s a badass
she’s a kid
offensive jokes yet again
addresses racial issues in a unique way
crew (including mixed-race director)
Two unproblematic action movies, a culturally-relevant,
political horror movie, and a family movie that isn’t just a bunch of straight
white people everywhere. Am I dreaming? We still have a long way to go but this is a great start.