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Issa Rae Pitches a “Black 90210 or Gossip Girl” and It Sounds Like the Best Show Ever

Attention TV networks and streaming services! Issa Rae has an idea for a new TV show that will almost certainly make you bank. Check out her pitch after the jump, and then get on that shizz before someone beats you to it.

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Chloe Bennet Defends Her Right to Speak Out on Whitewashing

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet was thrilled—like the rest of us—with Ed Skrein's decision to drop out of the Hellboy reboot to avoid the whitewashing of his character. While Skrein's actions have already resulted in the producers deciding to do better with his replacement, they also earned plenty of ire from some corners of the internet, up to and including an Instagram user challenging Bennet over changing her Chinese name. Bennet wasted no time in shutting that down.

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Help Tell a Story That Needs to Be Told: Missing Explores the Cruel Realities of Human Trafficking in an RPG

MISSING: The Complete Saga aims to tell the story of a young girl faced with the cruel realities of human trafficking by way of an RPG.

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Checking In With Game of Thrones, Season 7: Got Sexism?

So, how are the women of the Seven Kingdoms faring these days? Let's have a look. **SPOILERS GALORE: Do not read if you're not caught up.**

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Pink’s Amazing VMA Speech (Or, Why I Wish Pink Were My Mom)

Pink gave us a little glimpse as to what an awesome mom she is to her daughter Willow in a speech at the VMAs last night.

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Twitter Did Not Hold Back in Responding to James Cameron’s Wonder Woman Criticism

Sure, James Cameron. Let's talk about objectified female leads and "self-congratulatory back-patting." You seem to be an expert on both.

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Gina Rodriguez and Stephanie Beatriz Star In a Totally Made-Up Superhero Movie…As Girlfriends!

Following the advice of Lin-Manuel Miranda, with an assist by @loudlysilent on Twitter. Sí se puede!

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Michaela Coel Says No to Third Season of Chewing Gum, Bursting Our Bubble

If you started watching Chewing Gum on Netflix, it's likely you binged it, then thought, I can't wait 'til Season Three comes out! Well, you're gonna be waiting a long time.

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We Want More Sense8, But Does How We Get It Matter?

There has been talk among fans of Sense8 about the hope that another network or platform will step up to the plate and save the show, as has happened for so many others. Now, one has: and it's porn site, xHamster.

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How GLOW Inspired Britney Young—A.K.A. Carmen “Machu Picchu” Wade—to Follow Her Dreams

We talk to Britney Young of GLOW about going from behind the camera to body-slamming in front of it, her activism, and who she wants to see Machu Picchu fight in Season 2.

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Tyler, The Creator’s The Jellies Stars an Awesome Black Lead, Even If He Is a “F!@#ing Goober”

"How many fucking black cartoon characters are on TV right now? Name fiveI'll give you time." At San Diego Comic Con, when Tyler, The Creator was asked why the protagonist of his upcoming Adult Swim cartoon, The Jellies, was now black after having originally been white, this was his incisive response.

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Niecy Nash Reminds Chelsea Handler That Diversity Goes Beyond “Black and White Women”

We've written about TNT's Claws, which stars the incomparable Niecy Nash at the head of a diverse cast of nuanced female characters, has a black female showrunner, and was created, in part, by a woman of color. It's certainly an example of progress. But, as Nash points out in a recent appearance on Netflix's Chelsea, diversity goes beyond "black and white."

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GLAAD Finds LGBTQ Representation on Television Is Increasing, But Is Still Pushing Old, Damaging Stereotypes

GLAAD hosted a TCA panel to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ representation in television today. And I don't think you'll be surprised to hear that there's still a lot of work to be done.

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How Some Women’s Reactions to a Female Doctor on Doctor Who Reveal Internalized Misogyny

When I first saw the trailer announcing Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who's 13th Doctor, I got chills and goosebumps. It felt like something big was happening. Something momentous, not just for this sci-fi show I loved, but for pop culture in general. Hell, for the world. It's interesting to think that, at the beginning of my time as a Whovian, I wouldn't have felt the same way.

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Whoopi Goldberg Encourages Disney to Stop Hiding Song of the South, Along With Our History

In the video interview after the jump, Whoopi Goldberg says, "I’m trying to find a way to get people to start having conversations about bringing Song of the South back, so we can talk about what it was and where it came from and why it came out."

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Finally, Help in Case You Can’t Handle a Fictional Alien Being a Woman on Doctor Who

In case you hadn't guessed, we have a lot to say about Doctor Who's new 13th Doctor, who will be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, as well as the response to her casting. This is something we've waited a long time for, so we're feeling a bit extra defensive about those who want to rain on our parade. Luckily, the Doctor Who Helpline is here to deal with them so that we don't have to.

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Steven Yeun Talks Fan Response Vs. Fan Support of The Walking Dead‘s Glenn

Steven Yeun used to play Glenn on AMC's The Walking Dead. I say "used to," becauseSPOILER ALERT[spoiler]he was killed at the beginning of Season 7[/spoiler]. This fact seemed to cause a lot of people grief, because he was the one Asian main character on the whole show. Yeun has some stuff to say about that outpouring of grief over Glenn. Like, for starters, where was all that emotion when he was actually on the show? **Hate spoilers? STOP HERE**

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Vin Diesel Stands By Michelle Rodriguez in Support of “Showing Love” to the Women of the Furious Franchise

Last week, Michelle Rodriguez had some words about the lack of nuanced female representation in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but made it clear over the weekend that co-star Vin Diesel has been one of the biggest supporters of women in the films.

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The History of Cis Actors Playing Trans Roles Isn’t Pretty. Here’s Why That Needs to Stop.

Last week, we shared a video from Screen Crush's #ProudtoBe series, in which trans actors (led by writer/actress Jen Richards) made the case for why casting trans actors is not only the "right" thing to do, it's the smart thing to do. This week, they've released another video in that series. This one is written and by Screen Crush's Erin Oliver Whitney, who relates the history of cis actors playing trans roles.

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Trans Actors Talk to Hollywood About the Importance and Benefits of Casting and Hiring Trans

When we ask for inclusivity in Hollywood, we're not asking because it's a nice thing to do. We're asking because it's the right thing to do. Because not doing so is actively harmful, and because being inclusive is the thing that will make the stories that come out of Hollywood better. A group of some of the top trans and gender non-conforming talent working today made a video talking about just that.

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