representation

Culture

Twenty Years Later, '10 Things I Hate About You' Is More Relevant Than You'd Expect

Despite its flaws, the film marked a turning point for feminism and female representation in teen rom-coms.
Beth Demmon
3.29.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jordan Peele Says He'll Never Have a 'White Dude' Star in His Movies

"I've seen that movie."
River Donaghey
3.27.19
carnaval

For Indigenous and Afro-Colombians, Carnaval Is More Than a Party

Faced with stigmatization and targeted threats, Colombia's marginalized communities have found a respite in the Barranquilla Carnaval: a means of preservation and celebration in the midst of violence.
Megan Janetsky
3.7.19
Black History Month

Black Creatives Tell Us What Black History Month Means to Them in 2019

"Slavery is behind us, but racism is still there. We need more than just a month to stop it."
Yasmine Seck
Alexandre Perras
2.28.19
Film

'I Thought He Was a Fake': Why Yalitza Aparicio Almost Left Her 'Roma' Audition

Her Oscar nomination broke ground, but it almost didn't happen over a suspected catfishing situation.
Ollin Velasco
2.25.19
Oscars

Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A Lesson In Black History

The Oscar-winning writer and director of 'BlacKkKlansman' paid honor to his legacy of work and those that got him to the Academy Award stage.
Stacie Williams
2.25.19
golden globes

Why It's Important for Diverse, Emerging Artists to Win Awards

Representation matters more than you think.
Kara Weisenstein
1.7.19
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as a person of color.
Noel Ransome
10.12.18
Film

New Study Shows How Badly Girls Are Starved for Superheroes

Yes, representation matters. A lot.
Nicole Clark
10.9.18
LGBTQ

How Straight Actors 'Playing Gay' Can Hurt the LGBTQ Community

Queer actors told us how they feel about Jack Whitehall reportedly being cast to play a queer role in Disney's upcoming 'Jungle Cruise' film.
Michael Segalov
8.17.18
tv

If 'Insatiable' Wanted to Skewer Fatphobia, It Should Have Cast a Fat Actress

There are better ways to joke about body shame, and 'Dietland' pulls it off.
Shailee Koranne
7.24.18
Film

Scarlett Johansson To Play a Transgender Man in New Movie ‘Rub & Tug’

The problem with this should be apparent.
Connor Garel
7.3.18
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