leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:
The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
- only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
- of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
- 0% of protagonists are women of color
- 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
- 1% of protagonists are people with a disability
Graphics by Chris Ritter
Reblogging this again because it’s so important.
This is relevant
ships that made me who i am today
Robin and Starfire (Teen Titans)
↳”Can we not, for a few moments, be something more?”
Steve’s face tho like “where’s your righteousness Natasha” is priceless
Then finish it… ’Cause I’m with you till the end of the line.
i hate this i hate everything
this is it.
this is the winter soldier
I’m with you till the end of the line.
This is literally the worst parallel to ever parallel in the history of parallels, I mean are you fucking kidding me.
it’s awful and the worst, but also it’s brilliant. because it’s not the serum or the spangly getup or even the shield that makes captain america: it’s steve rogers and his unshakeable faith in doing the right thing just because (precisely because) it’s the right thing to do. in ca:tfa, it is not without meaning that bucky’s death is the lynchpin of steve’s ironclad resolve to bring down hydra once and for all. the thing, though, the thing is that his faith is shaken enough that he goes down while bringing hydra to its knees, and he doesn’t make an effort to save himself.
fast-forward seventy or so years, and history repeats itself. i’m not sure steve went into that final battle knowing he’d die, willing to die; but i am sure that when he said, “don’t make me do this,” he wasn’t talking about killing bucky. it was never an option. they were always going to go down together, because what makes captain america is faith, and when steve tells the winter soldier to finish his mission it’s because he has given up.
i mean, if steve letting go of the shield (not dropping or losing; letting go, a calculated conscious gesture of surrender) ain’t symbolic enough, then this parallel should do the job.
"Steve Rogers has lost everyone, so that unexpected link…it’s a big deal to Steve." [x]
Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?
Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.
What a lovely symmetry.
But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.
"Put him on ice."
This just makes me sick to my stomach and I just want to reach through the screen and save Bucky from this agony. The way he is staring at his own reflection. The confusion in his eyes. At this point, they already wiped the memories of who he was, so he doesn’t really recognize the image in front of him, and yet he reaches out and tries and touch it before his body freezes. I mentioned before how the only time Bucky might actually really have a look at his reflection are the moments before they turn him to ice. Because during these past 70 years, Bucky hasn’t been living. He has been kept frozen. When they needed him for a mission they thawed him out and then once he was done they would freeze up again. They don’t really explain it in the movie, but the reason behind this was because he was getting restless and too unstable. His memories were trying to come to the surface and like a confused and frightened child, he became violent and hysteric. So they solved this problem by keeping his this way. How people still call him a villain after learning that is beyond me.