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Jul 10th 2019 at 12:52:12 PM

People loved Nia precisely for making "Angry welsh cat noises"

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Jul 10th 2019 at 1:58:53 PM

Controversy Around Netflix's Jinn Highlights a Cultural Divide in Jordan and the Middle East

Jinn is a fantasy series created by twin brothers Elan and Rajeev Dassani. It’s about a group of teens who go up against supernatural forces, and it’s the first in a series of planned Arabic-language Netflix shows. It was released globally on June 13, and the reaction was immediate and divisive. Some Arabs, especially teens and young adults in Jordan, praised the series for showing a different side of the Arab world—one that felt authentic to their experiences. Instead of being restrictive or playing to stereotypes—including those seen on many American shows—Jinn depicted teens in Jordan having fun, discussing their relationships, and even being a bit rebellious at times. It’s something Elan Dassani told io9 he felt during the making of the show too.

“The reaction when we were there, filming and writing, was quite positive,” Dassani said. “We decided to show Jordan and show Arabs in a way that hadn’t really been seen onscreen before. Teen Arabs hadn’t been portrayed in a realistic way that was accessible to the west. And our goal with Jinn was to show exactly that, to show that Arab teens are just like any other teens.”

According to state-run media (as reported by The National), members of Jordan’s government condemned the series for being lewd and immoral, and reports have surfaced that the country’s top prosecutor asked the cyber-crimes unit to pull the series from Jordanian Netflix. Jordan’s House of Representatives had scheduled an emergency meeting for June 16 to discuss Jinn. It was later postponed to give the attorney general time to conduct an investigation, but it’s unclear whether that investigation is ongoing.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 3:10:06 PM

Jordan is that autocratic? Damn.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 3:13:01 PM

Just saw potential spoilers for Birds of Prey on Twitter regarding the plot and Black Mask. Considering the source I think it'll turn out to be untrue but if it turned out to be true, it'll make me start questioning what's going on at WB/DC again after they gave us good movies like Aquaman and Shazam. The supposed plot will be about Black Mask, who will be portrayed as a flamboyant gay man trying to get back dick pics that are hidden in a diamond

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Jul 10th 2019 at 3:13:31 PM

Intersting, the show try to portray jordan as a place were people can talk and express and the goverment condemn the show, therefore playing on the very same steriotype the show try to advert.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 3:41:02 PM

[up][up] …I highly doubt any sober producer would greenlight a plot like that for a superhero blockbuster. >.>

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Jul 10th 2019 at 4:03:10 PM

That sounds so ridiculous Id expect it in an anime.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 4:40:55 PM

That's hilarious but I don't think any mainstream superhero movie would be interested in tackling dick pics, if only for rating reasons.

Jul 10th 2019 at 4:45:31 PM

I am calling bull crap. It sounds like a Garth Ennis comic.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 5:13:38 PM

Tbh, it’d be interesting to see Black Mask be portrayed as a sly smooth-talking gay man a la Javier Barden’s Raoul Silva from Skyfall instead of the screaming hysterical Big Bad Wannabe we see in Arkham Origins and Under the Red Hood.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 5:17:34 PM

The film critic who said that Black Mask rumor also claimed that Oscorp would appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home. It doesn't.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Jul 10th 2019 at 5:20:17 AM

Jul 10th 2019 at 8:09:25 PM

Yeah, Beyond the Trailer should always be taken with a grain of salt.

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Jul 11th 2019 at 9:21:50 AM

Zero: Netflix to Debut First Ever Scripted Series With Afro-Italian Protagonists

“The idea of Zero comes from my need to put different stories together in order to tell one,” the 27-year-old writer noted in the series promo video. “The story of a special boy, of a black guy, who, thanks to his superpower, manages to see the reality behind the appearance of things, people and relationships. Rap will be one of the protagonists of the story because rap is the language of our age, it is capable of describing environments that people do not see, such as the Milan suburbs where the series is set, and it is my language.”

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Jul 11th 2019 at 9:29:06 AM

Soooo, is it bad if my first reaction to that paragraph is "God, that sounds pretentious as hell"?

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Jul 11th 2019 at 9:32:31 AM

Be interesting to see how far it goes

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"GREAT AND GLORIOUS DESAPAIR!"
Jul 11th 2019 at 9:33:15 AM

[up][up]Quite a bit, usually "I can see past aparience" is very easy to code "im better than you" in it.

Edited by unknowing on Jul 11th 2019 at 12:33:24 PM

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Jul 11th 2019 at 9:33:45 AM

I mean, I definitely find that description pretentious, but that is because I dislike rap tongue

Time to change the style, for now
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Jul 11th 2019 at 1:22:50 PM

...is "Rap" supposed to be his name?

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Jul 11th 2019 at 1:25:10 PM

I think the writer meant that rap will be featured heavily in the show.

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Jul 11th 2019 at 1:25:34 PM

[up][up]Yeah, that's bad. What, is there also gonna be a Mexican kid named Mariachi? What the hell?

[up]I hope so, because naming your black protagonist Rap kinda shoots your message in the foot.

Edited by PhysicalStamina on Jul 11th 2019 at 4:27:52 AM

Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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Jul 11th 2019 at 1:26:49 PM

No no,the family will be called called Mariachi and together they form the band!

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Jul 11th 2019 at 1:41:38 PM

>Rap will be one of the protagonists of the story because rap is the language of our age

Yup. Pretty sure that's his actual name if I'm reading the sentence right.

In which case..... [tdown].

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