The Trendy Subject of Minorities & LGBTs

Started by Charlie Work, Dec 11, 2015, in Entertainment Add to Reading List

  1. Charlie Work
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    Straight white people are making these shows and treating these people like accessories. Gotta have one! Look how forward thinking we are! Gotta hit this demographic!

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    Hispanic people are underrepresented in nearly everything. They are the second largest ethnicity in the US. The first show I could think of was Orange Is The New Black, but of course we need lots of hispanics and black people in this one. It's about jail lolol. Despite the gay population being like 2% we have gay characters in everything literally everything, looking at you Mr. Robot. The best is when they made the president a bisexual murderer.

    What are your thoughts on all of this?
     
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  2. Flacko
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    Flacko Too Blessed To Be Humble

    Dec 11, 2015
    This has been going on for a long time. It's pretty standard.
     
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  3. Cyreides
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    Cyreides gfy

    Dec 11, 2015
    I'm about to sleep, so maybe I'm reading this wrong but
    even if this entire sentence wasn't horrendously inaccurate, what would be wrong with having more equal representation in shows/movies? As it stands now, I can't remember the last time a leading character in a hit show/movie was gay. The vast majority of the time, if we're in things like that at all, it's a gag or we're some random side character nobody gives a f--- about 99.99999999% of the time...
     
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  4. Charlie Work
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    Because it doesn't feel genuine. It feels like WASPs patting themselves on the back. The weirdest part is that gay side characters are the only ones who need to have their sexual orientation explicitly stated.

    For comparison, Oscar on The Office didn't start out as a gay character. He was defined by other things and then that element came into play.

    For the 2006–2007 season of The Office, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) reported Oscar was the only LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) person of color character on a regular series.

    What does how long something has been going have to do with discussing it? Shows like Transparent, Casual, Show Me a Hero, etc are always popping up.
     
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

    Dec 11, 2015
    Well, Oscar Isaac is a Latino who plays White characters in a lot of projects. I think the biggest problem is that these screenwriters don't know how to genuinely represent minorities because they really don't know much about minorities or don't associate with minorities that often. They're basically like Larry David in Curb- White people who have awkward interactions with minorities.
     
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    I thought he was Jewish tbh. I thought Show Me a Hero did decent job though it got a bit white people are martyrs at times.
     
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

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    Nah, he's Guatemalan/Cuban. "Show Me A Hero" was okay. Maybe it did come off a little Whiter Savior-ish but it was based on actual people and events. I liked it for what it was. It's a part of NY history that I knew nothing about.

    Being Dominican myself, I dig the amount of Dominican actresses on OITNB although the circumstances aren't ideal (the show taking place in jail). I think streaming sites like Netflix could be the equalizer. You could have shows with minority casts that don't fall victim to being token minorities (like Aziz's "Master of None").

    As far as gay characters in these shows, if it works within the story it doesn't bother me. But on a show like The Sopranos, Vito's storyline and his escape from the life, felt really forced. Anything that works well within the story is okay.
     
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    You've been watching too much Master of None
     
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    3.8%
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/183383/americans-greatly-overestimate-percent-gay-lesbian.aspx
     
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  10. Cyreides
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    Cyreides gfy

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    we have no way of accurately measuring how many gay people there are lol, until we do anything like poll numbers are worthless
     
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  11. reservoirGod
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    reservoirGod reckless adventurer.

    Dec 11, 2015
    The art of TV is driven by capitalism. Duck Dynasty had a bunch of morons paying for cable and sitting through commercials and buying r-----ed shirts.


    Gay mexicans need to consume like that.
     
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    Cyreides gfy

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    I know, and I agree, but it's better than nothing at this point.
     
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