Take a trip inside the mind of late night’s newest voice, W. Kamau Bell (by TotallyBiasedFX)
I’m reblogging this photo because I just read this article about how people should subscribe to HBO so GIrls will stay on the air and we will have more shows about women written by women and here is my response:
I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately and it seems like every time they say, “yay for women-helmed shows!” They mean white women. I don’t see Jez or really anyone talking about how we should all support Scandal because it’s written by a Black woman, starring a Black woman and based on a real political strategist who is also a Black woman. That’s f*cking groundbreaking.
And it is.
Han Lee, 2 Broke Girls
In the most recent episode of this new CBS sitcom, Beth Behrs kisses an incredibly hot Asian man, played by Tim Chiou. This is all well and good, but the reason the show even hired a “hot Asian guy” to begin with (and they were looking specifically for someone Asian, because that’sexactly what it said on the call sheet) is because of all the flack they’ve gotten for the extremely racist portrayal of their other Asian character, Han, who’s shown to be desperate, out of touch, and pathetic, and speaks very broken English. Sorry, guys — one cool Asian doesn’t cancel out a season’s worth of stereotypes.
Ruth Negga as Shirley Bassey in “Shirley”, part of BBC’s mixed race season, airs in the week of 24-30 September.