“I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.” —

Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen

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naaze:

troyesivan:

This five year old girl loses it completely when she realises her little brother is going to grow up.

OMG IS THIS EVEN REAL


abandonedography:

Life Goes On



condesces:

fancy ft. no iggy



I was walking home by myself at 10:20 and I heard something rustle behind me so I turn and look because I’m like, shit, what is this, is this a person, is this an animal? When, out of the pure darkness of the space between street lamps, emerges a pug who followed me for like a block.

I looked down at him and was like “I don’t think you’re supposed to be following me, buddy boy,” and he looked up at me and was like “[PANT PANT PANT]”.

He was a good friend for like 2 minutes.


spookyboy:

Amélie (2001)


"We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated the white swan leaps of a cliff killing herself and, in death, finds freedom." - Black Swan (2010)