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Things We Saw Today: The Alt-Right Loves Black Panther so Much They Want to Make It About Trump

image: Film Frame ©Marvel Studios 2018 Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)

Denial. It is vast and deep, especially for the people at Breitbart who, in their write up of Black Panther called it a “pro-Trump extravaganza.” Now I don’t know how you can call a movie in which the ruler of a world power decided it important to open his borders and share his resources with poor brown people a “pro-Trump extravaganza?” But I guess that is what happens when even people who dislike black people and “shit-hole” countries see a movie that is so badass featuring people they would hate in any other circumstances.

Black Panther is so good, that it makes racists endorse it. You can’t buy that kind of praise.

  • Looks like I’m going to have to eat my hat and watch the 8th season of Charmed because they just cast a Latina as one of the sisters. This is already more than I could have expected from the reboot. Just keep Julie Plec away from this. We’ve seen how she’s treated POC witches in the past. #Justice4Bonnie (via Variety)
  • During a cold London day, the cast of Red Sparrow did a photocall with Jennifer Lawrence dressed in deep v-cut and thigh-slit black dress while her male co-stars all had coats, black boots, and multiple layers.

  • Black Panther is not only winning at the box office, but it is also giving people prime engagement opportunities! (via HuffPo)
  • Penguin Books will be launching a Like a Woman bookstore, will be a pop-up that runs March 5 to 9 in Shoreditch, London. It will only be selling books written by women. This is being done to mark 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave women in England the right to vote. (via Jezebel)
  • The Last Jedi was already a very long movie and apparently, the Blu-ray release will include 14 deleted scenes. Hopefully, it isn’t more Reylo forceskype chats. (via Slashfilm)

Have you ever tried to force a movie to fit your political agenda even though it is clearly advocating the opposite?

(image: Marvel/Disney Studios)

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