Dora Reads is the book blog of a Bookish Rebel, focussed on the nerdy side of life, and providing passionate support of the Diversity Movement in all things bookish.
Mental health advocacy and Queer views abound!
Reading is awesome - and we're gonna spread it to EVERYONE! :)
The same narrow-minded bigots within the Queer community who exclude Transgender people and Sexually Fluid folks are the ones who are claiming Rose isn't Queer enough.
What's even more irritating is that straight (allocishet) actors and actresses have much less criticism when they play Queer characters - yet somehow a Lesbian playing a Lesbian is 'not Queer enough.'
F**k you, haters.
The argument that the part should have gone to a Jewish actress has more merit.
I haven't found any #OwnVoices articles or blogposts on this that explain the affects of this - if you know of any, let me know - but the foundation of the argument for #OwnVoices casting is pretty simple:
People who play the part of marginalised characters need to understand that community, and marginalised people who often struggle to find parts due to discrimination should be given the opportunity of filling those roles.
The strangest thing about all this is that I have no idea what Ruby Rose is like as actress.
Regardless, the homophobia/Queerphobia - most of it sadly from within the LGBTQ+ community - that hounded her off Twitter is not ok.
And to finish us off this week, we have a li'l vid from Ryan George - the dude who does Pitch Meetings over at Screen Junkies - about the struggles of being a motivational speaker in the world in which the Marvel Cinematic Universe is based!
It made me laugh a lot!
Mild Avengers: Infinity War SPOILERS ahead.
What do you think of the Ruby Rose situation? Did you like the Deadpool 2 Honest Trailer? Talk to me! 😊💬