Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color.
#WHY IS A WHITE WOMAN THE MAIN LEAD #I BET WHITE FEMINISTS THINK THIS FILM IS GONNA BE AWESOME #NOPE
I bet the antagonists are mostly going to be scary yellow men who lust over ~*beautiful*~ white women
cause asians love white people or some shit
fuck this, why did this movie have to take place in my fucking homeland
….WOW. WOWWWWWW. WOWOWOW. This fucking sucks. People can love or stan for this movie, even probably some of my friends are excited to see this movie. Okay, that’s their choice.
But fuck this movie. Don’t try to convince me it’s good. Don’t. Bring. This. Movie. Within. 500 miles of me.
WOW. they couldn’t have at least tried to go the asian route? like maybe RINKO KIKUCHI?? i know she’s japanese, but since when did hollywood ever cast the right nationality for an asian role? UGH. PEOPLE. COME ON. THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO JUMPSTART AN ASIAN WOMAN’S ACTING CAREER (or support it, in Rinko’s case). don’t get me wrong… i love Scarlett, but they’re typecasting her now and it’s getting pretty annoying.
"I bet the antagonists are mostly going to be scary yellow men who lust over ~*beautiful*~ white women "
So you’d still have scary asian male protagonists lusting over beautiful Asian women? They can medically torture and lust over the female, AS LONG AS SHE IS ASIAN?….wow…….listen to what you people are saying.
I’m happy that a woman even has a lead, in any film.
And movies aren’t out to help people or jumpstart careers. Filmmakers want actors that can take on the role and complete the film makers vision. Producers and PR people want actors that can sell the movie and bring money. I’m sorry, but thats how it works. If those two somehow work in a way that jumpstarts someone’s career, fantastic. But I can assure you that helping an actor progress is simply a happy by-product or coincidence.
And Scarlett Johansson is typecasted, but she has free will. She can accept and decline whatever film she is offered. Maybe is is happy to get work. Maybe she likes being the strong female lead. Maybe that’s where she is most comfortable. I don’t know her, so WHO KNOWS. All I know is, she has the power to say no.
And what is the black man Morgan Freeman doing there? He’s not Asian! Yet, we aren’t in a tizzy over that little fact. What does this French director think he’s doing? And don’t even get me started on the set locations…France AND New York! How unauthentic.
And finally, no one has even seen the film yet. It might be important that this woman is a foreigner. It might be crucial to the story. But we can’t know, BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET!
In conclusion, think about the crap you’re getting upset about, ESPECIALLY if you haven’t even seen it, and are talking about an industry that relies on the tastes of the masses and their money.