Things We Saw Today: Tor Explores the Discourse Over Dune as a White Savior Narrative
In an excellent piece from Tor.com, Emily Asher-Perrin asks the question: “Is Dune a ‘white savior’ narrative?” providing great evidence and discourse as to why this discussion has been going on for as long as the book has been out. There is no doubt that part of the resurgence of his discourse comes from the fact that the newest Dune adaptation is coming out and is casting more diversely with non-white actors like Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, and Zendaya getting important roles while the lead, Paul, is played by white actor Timothée Chalamet.
“All works of art, especially ones that we hold in high esteem, should be so carefully considered. Not because we need to tear them down or, conversely, enshrine them, but because we should all want to be more knowledgeable and thoughtful about how the stories we love contribute to our world, and the ways in which they choose to reflect it.”
(via Tor.com, image: Universal Pictures)
- There’s going to be a new lesbian movie starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Granger. There are bees involved, but I’m just gonna just focus on the gay. (via Out)
- Jordan Peele, the person who I want more than anyone else to be my best friend, shares his favorite final girl and horror slasher in a new interview. (via ComicBook.com)
- There are going to be four new statues up in NYC that will pay tribute to women. I’m excited about all the picks, but especially Shirley Chisholm being in Prospect Park. (via Gothamist)
Oh man…Alex Trebek says he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. pic.twitter.com/1gsxUvaRgj
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- Sherlock Holmes 3 is being pushed back some more, which reminds me that they are still making that movie. (via Comic Book Movie)
- The bonkers Wondery podcast “Over My Dead Body” is getting an adaptation. I hope they can get Connie Britton. (via Deadline)
Hug your loved ones this Hump Day.
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