Into the Woods

“Colorblind Casting,” Whitewashing, and the Erasure of PoC Histories

Norm Lewis as Javert in Les Miserables

Thus, theatre erases the histories of People of Color in Europe by claiming that they use “colorblind casting” instead of just “casting” when they cast a Person of Color in a role that, historically, could have been a person of color. Meanwhile, TV and film European period pieces erase that history by Whitewashing it, not casting and thereby not providing employment to, or visibility and representation of, actors who are People of Color at all.

Academy Awards 2015 Theme Week Roundup

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Check out all of the posts for our Academy Awards 2015 Theme Week here.

Sexism in Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’

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It seems Disney is saying that The Baker’s Wife is a “fallen woman,” and that it is making a firm decision on how it wants the audience to interpret the affair that occurred. This is made more problematic by how the affair was shot and choreographed. In the film, Cinderella’s Prince pins The Baker’s Wife against a tree and kisses her. There is nowhere for her to escape, even if she wanted to.

Colleen Atwood’s Costumes in Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’

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Atwood’s designs are stunning, but they also highlight the discussions of gender roles and racial relationships in America.

Child-Eating Parents in ‘Into the Woods’ and Every Children’s Story Ever

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Your dad is an ogre or giant, your mom is a witch, and both of them want to kill you. Welcome to your fairy tale life.

Child-Eating Parents in ‘Into the Woods’ and Every Children’s Story Ever

INTO THE WOODS

Your dad is an ogre or giant, your mom is a witch, and both of them want to kill you. Welcome to your fairy tale life.

Sexism in Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’

woods-624x257

It seems Disney is saying that The Baker’s Wife is a “fallen woman,” and that it is making a firm decision on how it wants the audience to interpret the affair that occurred. This is made more problematic by how the affair was shot and choreographed. In the film, Cinderella’s Prince pins The Baker’s Wife against a tree and kisses her. There is nowhere for her to escape, even if she wanted to.

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