March 28th, 2009

Brian and Anne

Speaking of Whitewashing

I was discussing RaceFail '09 with andrhia the other day, and she mentioned the casting of the film version of Avatar, which I had never heard of. (I'd never heard of the cartoon or the movie. Not having a television or being a media fan, I don't track these things. I'd also not heard of the outcry over the main heroes' being cast to be played by white actors in the live-action movie series, which will begin in 2010 with a film called The Last Airbender.)

Anyway, in my now-getting-extensive-yet-not-even-approaching-done reading of the blogs of various people who participated or commented on RaceFail, I came across This excellent post by bossymarmalade about the casting of Avatar.

(So read it already.)