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Safe Nominees in Safe Movies: A Roundtable Discussion on the 2015 Oscar Nominations

by The Hairpin In the week leading up to the Oscars, we decided we wanted to take a critical, nuanced look at one of the most debated set of nominations in recent memory, reviled for its sheer and utter lack of diversity. We gathered pals-of-the-Pin Fariha Róisín, Pilot Viruet, Durga Chew-Bose to discuss. Do the Oscars even matter? Fariha: My initial reaction is: “Nooooooo.” Then of course, ultimately—they do. The rhetoric surrounding the oscar snub of Ava DuVernay and her film Selma (supposedly because of the portrayal of LBJ—NYT reviewerRead More


Not The Way White Girls Do

by Fariha Roisin Girls of color don’t have films made about them. Especially not in the way white girls do. There’s no Mean Girls featuring a black co-lead, or a Ten Things I Hate About You where the Stratford sisters are Hispanic. There isn’t even a WOC in either film that has agency over her own life, anything but a buffer for the white kids and their antics. Though I’ll give a shout out to Gabrielle Union, “You can be overwhelmed, and underwhelmed—but can you ever just be whelmed?” It’sRead More


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