Here’s a thing I wrote!
This is good. I think Hollywood needs a “______ Test” for every group of people who aren’t straight white Judeo-christian guys (who adhere to traditional western/capitalist values).
Also, this made me think of a particularly funny thing: on a somewhat recent Bill Simmons podcast, he’s talking with Wesley Morris, a super awesome film/TV critic who happens to be gay. Morris laments the lack of just ‘normal’ gay characters on TV, saying they all have to be martyrs or stereotypes. He wishes that a show could just have a gay character do ‘regular’ stuff. Or maybe even a whole cast of gay characters. And then Simmons enthusiastically chimes in: “Gay Friends!”, and proceeds to list a bunch of gay stereotype stuff. And Morris just like doesn’t say anything, and they move on.