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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Japan just premiered one of its first mainstream LGBTQ movies about a trans woman, and the response has been pretty positive overall.

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Happy Wonder Woman Crushed That Woman Superhero Barrier He’s Spent Years Tiptoeing Around

There are a whole lot of Marvel fans who are disappointed by their heel dragging when it comes to producing a woman-led movie, and Wonder Woman's box office bonanza is proof of what they've been missing out on.

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What’s High School Like in Spider-Man Homecoming?

Star Zendaya says the high school in Homecoming will reflect modern social dynamics, where the smart kids are "cool," and that the diverse cast ensures this school actually looks like it's in New York City.

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What I Missed in Discussing Elizabeth Banks and The Color Purple

In discussing Elizabeth Banks' criticism of Steven Spielberg, some white feminism blind spots became clear.

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Elizabeth Banks Called out Steven Spielberg’s Awful Track Record of Representation

During her acceptance speech for an award in excellence in feature directing, Elizabeth Banks called out Steven Spielberg for what she sees as poor allyship. People are criticizing her for getting a fact wrong, at the expense of her larger message.

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Jay Duplass Talks How His Character’s Romance With a Trans Woman on Transparent Changed His Life

Actors go in and out of stories and characters all the time, but sometimes a role or a project has a deeper impact on their life than just any ol' job. For Jay Duplass, who plays Josh Pfefferman on Amazon's Transparent, his character's recent story arc with Shea (Trace Lysette) changed his view of the world, and how he approaches his work.

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The Nominees for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics Are Almost All White

The nominees for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics - named after the black writer, editor and publisher who created Static Shock - are almost all white. Seriously, comics?

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Love! Love! Fighting! Provides Much-Needed Blasian Representation

Growing up, I thought interracial relationships and mixed race people that mattered were literally black and white because that is all I saw onscreen. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered blasian ethnicity and relationships in Love! Love! Fighting!, a manga-style webcomic by Sharean Morishita.

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CBS Tries to Defend Its Lack of Women and POC Because Listening to Criticism Is Just Too Hard, Apparently

Putting the BS in CBS

CBS' new line of pilots features all male leads, all but one of whom are white, and all male showrunners. But they insist they're 'moving in the right direction.'

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Episode 3 of American Gods Could Be A Landmark for Queer Middle Eastern Representation

The third episode of American Gods reportedly contains a very explicit gay sex scene between two Middle Eastern men, which left quite a few reviewers feeling hot and bothered. But will it be sexy or exploitative?

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The PDX Broadsides Sing What We’re All Thinking: We Want Better Representation in Media

An exclusive music video premiere, just for you. Yes, you.

Thanks to the PDX Broadsides, we've got an excellent anthem, one that we can sing along with in protest of Hollywood's continued lack of representation.

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I Miss Not Knowing What Chris Pratt Thinks About Things

Chris Pratt says blue collar Americans aren't represented in Hollywood. We have a few examples to jog his memory.

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Issa Rae Talks Insecure Season 2 and the Importance of Black Female Friendship on TV

As part of Deadline’s Contenders Emmys, Issa Rae sat down to talk about Insecure's second season and her vision for the show in today's TV landscape.

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Marvel VP Said Sales Slumped Because “People Didn’t Want Any More Diversity”

"They didn't want female characters out there."

In an interview at the Marvel Retailers Summit, Marvel's Senior VP of Sales and Marketing David Gabriel said, "What we heard was that people didn't want any more diversity. They didn't want female characters out there. That's what we heard, whether we believe that or not."

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Lewis Tan Auditioning to Play Danny Rand Isn’t New Information, and Neither Is Hollywood’s Ignorance of Asian Representation

The "news" caught some thrust this morning as it was made into a Twitter Moment, which would have been great except for the fact that this "news" has been known for quite a while now.

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Things We Saw Today: Riz Ahmed Extolling the Virtues of Representation Is Everything We Need Right Now

Riz Ahmed continues to demonstrate just how excellent he is as a human being.

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*Eye Roll* Fox’s Tucker Carlson Says Moonlight Only Won Best Picture Because of PC Culture

Tucker Carlson thinks 'Moonlight' only won the Best Picture Oscar because of a "political imperative." What are the odds he's even seen the movie?

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Seriously? Lego Batman Is Under Fire for Its “Pro-Gay Propaganda”

The Lego Batman Movie has been out for a few weeks now, which (sigh) I suppose means the manufactured bigotry-based backlash is pretty much right on time.

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Transgender Talent, a Talent Agency Geared to Helping Trans Representation in Film

Thanks to the efforts of one woman and her transgender talent agency, though, that gaping discrepancy in representation may find itself closing even just a little bit.

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The Number of Female Protagonists in Film Is at an Historic High. So Everything’s Fixed Now, Right?

There's a lot of good news/bad news when it comes to representation statistics in film.

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