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May 14th 2019 at 4:17:30 AM

[up]Empire had the Smollet issue and half of the buddy cop duo left Lethal Weapon which completely defeats the purpose. What about the others?

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May 14th 2019 at 5:18:05 AM

I think it has happend in some anime once in the past. At least once. But whatever it was is incredibly obscure and I can't remember the name of.

As I mentionned a few pages back, there's also Carole & Tuesday this season, although the wedding is only announced, not shown (yet).

So about She-Ra… I can't say I'm entirely surprised, but it's nice anyway. From the little I've seen, the show itself seems pretty decent too. surprised

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May 14th 2019 at 5:25:30 AM

"The Cool Kids" lasted a lot longer than I thought it would.

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May 14th 2019 at 5:29:11 AM

[up][up][up]Don't know. Guess it was just a ratings issue.

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May 14th 2019 at 7:33:39 AM

I feel like Fox's words will turn out to be empty now that they're owned by Disney who does give a lot of lip service to superficial diversity but is generally still on the conservative (i.e. cautious) side when it comes to content.

May 14th 2019 at 7:38:09 AM

[up]No, that’s the Fox Networks, which continue to remain an independent entity. That was actually a key provision of the deal because Disney acquiring the networks meant they would have acquired (and probably immediately shut down) Fox News, on top of them already owning ABC.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
May 14th 2019 at 7:42:39 AM

[up][up] Also what Disney does on TV and what it does in the movie theatres are two pair of shoes.

May 14th 2019 at 10:18:05 AM

More proof of concept fan films seem to have hit over the past week without my noticing. This is a take on Static.

It’s a shame there is so much litigation behind the Milestone stuff given that everyone and their mother is getting a superhero film.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
May 14th 2019 at 10:29:32 AM

So about She-Ra... I can't say I'm entirely surprised, but it's nice anyway. From the little I've seen, the show itself seems pretty decent too.

Honestly, the previous troper undersold it. The vast majority of the Ship Tease is gay, even the characters in hetero relationships get gay Ship Tease, the primary Will They or Won't They? in the show is the gay Foe Yay between the villain and the hero, and of the three explicit relationships shown in the first two seasons, two are gay (only two other relationships are mentioned, one of which is gay and one of which is hetero).

It's not a romance show, but it's still stuffed to the gills with as much gay stuff as they can fit without edging out the action.

Edited by Discar on May 14th 2019 at 10:29:39 AM

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May 14th 2019 at 12:40:23 PM

Julia Hart, filmmaker of Fast Colour, a superhero movie featuring three generations of black women, criticizes the white male gatekeepers that held back promotion and distribution of the movie.

“There is so much lip service in this industry about wanting women to tell stories, wanting people of color to tell stories, wanting to tell stories about women and people of color,” said Hart, who directed the film and co-wrote it with her Oscar-nominated producer husband Jordan Horowitz, with whom she collaborates through their production company. “There wasn’t a single [print] ad for this movie anywhere, and it’s a beautiful freakin’ poster with this beautiful woman’s face on it.”

“There were women and people of color at every company that loved the movie — some men and some white men,” said Hart, who premiered the film at SXSW in 2018. “At the end of the day, when it got to the white male gatekeeper — time and time again — they said, ‘I don’t know who this movie is for. I don’t know how to market it.’ We need to keep buying tickets to these movies. We need to keep making these movies, and we need to prove them wrong because they’re wrong and they’re dinosaurs. That’s not fair to dinosaurs. We have a lot of incredible storytellers right now who are telling these stories — women and people of color — the problem is the gatekeepers all look alike and we need to change that.”

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May 14th 2019 at 1:21:04 PM

I want to see this movie so badly, but it didn’t have a single showing in my state.

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May 14th 2019 at 1:52:01 PM

I saw it a month ago, and liked it a lot, but there were only two theaters playing it hours away. It deserves a good streaming deal.

Seriously, if Marvel sleeps on Fast Color's cinematographers then they might as well be flushing money down the toilet.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on May 14th 2019 at 1:52:40 AM

May 14th 2019 at 2:08:10 PM

Trailer for the Black-ish spinoff, Mixed-ish, which focuses on Bow's youth as a mixed girl.

May 14th 2019 at 2:43:56 PM

[up]x4 - This is exactly what I’m talking about. For all the talk of “diverse” hirings, it still feels like the same...15 or so people writing these “diverse” stories. Because when genuinely new voices try to speak, they get the mic taken from them.

Edited by Beatman1 on May 14th 2019 at 5:44:16 AM

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May 14th 2019 at 6:48:15 PM

According to Business Insider, One Day at a Time, said by Netflix to be cancelled for not being popular enough, was the 9th most viewed streamed show this year.

More viewed than Daredevil, Bojack Horseman, Fuller House, and The Handmaid's Tale.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on May 14th 2019 at 6:56:13 AM

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Does this look like the face of Mercy?
May 14th 2019 at 7:09:09 PM

That makes a bad look for Netflix, its it implies they are as greedy as EA and Ubisoft (and every other "live service" peddler) or have more ulterior motives for the cancellation.

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May 14th 2019 at 7:22:41 PM

[up]Apparently they're claiming the views didn't go up until after the cancellations were official.

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May 14th 2019 at 9:20:26 PM

@Comic Fan

This seems like Everybody Hates Chris but with a female protagonist and a interracial family.

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May 14th 2019 at 10:59:32 PM

A trailer and premise for upcoming drama series Not Just Me starring Britanny Snow, Emily Osment and Megalyn Echikunwoke

When it is revealed that fertility doctor Leon Bechley (Timothy Hutton) had used his own sperm to conceive at least 100 children throughout his career, Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) unites with two of her half siblings—including past friend Edie Palmer (Megalyn Echikunwoke), and retired Olympic athlete Roxy Doyle (Emily Osment)—as they deal with issues that have been affecting their lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Just_Me

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May 14th 2019 at 11:07:40 PM

[up]How does this relate to the thread?

May 14th 2019 at 11:11:19 PM

Well it's a series about three women, one of whom is black.

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May 14th 2019 at 11:13:20 PM

I’d argue that’s too low a bar for notability in television but whatever. tongue

May 15th 2019 at 5:33:34 AM

A trailer for the Latino led reboot of Party of Five that will be airing on Freeform.

This new drama will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico.

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May 15th 2019 at 12:46:28 PM

The book Eleanor and Park is being developed into a movie.

Here’s why... it shouldn’t. In short, it’s an Orientalist nightmare.

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May 15th 2019 at 12:54:37 PM

Oh boy. The second link goes into much more depth and analysis of the book's issues while the first is a good showcase of how weak the prose is to begin with. It is rather annoying when I see literature use ethnic surnames as first names and vice versa. Okoye is another example, being an Igbo surname, although that particular issue is not the films' fault and comes from Priest himself.

Edited by AlleyOop on May 15th 2019 at 3:55:53 PM


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