Disclaimer: I fucking love Christian Bale.

But this pisses me off a LOT.

I had not actually seen the trailer for Exodus. All I knew before I saw this post was something about a biblical story, and then I read this, and I just got so angry I had to retort. 

Look, you could make an argument that Christian Bale is such an incredible actor that it doesn’t matter that he isn’t a person of color. He really is that good. I mean, did you see The Fighter? He’s phenomenal. There isn’t a role on the planet he couldn’t play because he is just that dedicated to giving an incredible performance. 

But I don’t believe for a second that this is okay because there is no way in HELL the director/casting director/producers couldn’t have found an Egyptian man who could act just as powerfully and who would be historically and culturally accurate. This is unacceptable and I agree that for once, we do need to speak up. I tend to think people overreact when it comes to race relations in movies sometimes, but this is the most blatant example of white washing since The Last Airbender.

Hell, even the animated film, The Prince of Egypt, did a better casting job than this. Yes, we did have majority white actors, but the difference here is that they did NOT whitewash the animated characters on the screen. All of them were dark-skinned and dark-haired and their outfits and way of life resembled what we’ve seen on the history channel and in history books, even if it wasn’t 100% accurate. Prince of Egypt made the fucking effort to represent Egyptian culture the way we think it was back then and it followed the Bible story rather well.

Exodus has no excuses. This is just pure laziness topped off with a total disregard for one of the most famous stories in the Bible that revolves around a persecuted people with an unwitting hero. There is no bones about it. Moses was not white. Moses was not even light-skinned. He was  brown and so was everyone else in the story, and I cannot believe that it is 2014 and we still have to put up with this shit. I don’t care about star power. I could go on for DAYS about unknown actors who got one lucky break and became household names, so the filmmakers can’t excuse casting Bale as “using his star power” as their reason for not doing the fucking work and finding a man of color to portray Moses. 

So yeah. Fuck this movie and fuck what it stands for. I still love Christian Bale as an actor, but I am deeply hurt he even agreed to let this happen, even for a starring role. 

Mark your calendars, Hollywood. Once I’m done writing my novels, I am going into filmmaking and I am going to fucking make sure that there is diversity in every genre I care to write a script for or produce or direct. We deserve better than this and by God, we’re going to get better films than this even if I have to do it my fucking self.

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mbthecool:

"I think you should be honest with yourself about why you’re doing this. You had written 22 novels before you met her and you didn’t need to spend every day at the police station in order to finish them … It’s not about the books anymore

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You think this is your fault? Yeah, you pushed for it, not because it’s your job, but because you care. Most people come up against a wall, they give up. Not you. You don’t let go. You don’t back down. That’s what makes you extraordinary.

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So, uh, Orlando Jones just replied to my tweet.
Nbd.
…*faints*

So, uh, Orlando Jones just replied to my tweet.

Nbd.

…*faints*

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Season 2, Episode 8: Hooked Up

  • Terry: I got a problem. It's with Max.
  • Bruce: The girl? What?
  • Terry: Well... she wants to get more... involved.
  • Bruce: Over my dead body. And if you think you're gonna overrule me on this—
  • Terry: Will you relax, I feel the same way you do! For once. But she's been a big help to me, how do I tell her no?
  • Bruce: You're asking me for advice on handling women?
  • Terry: Ah. I see your point.

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rattle-and-burn:

donutsornonuts:

We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.

My family at my funeral.

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Robert Downey Jr. is ridiculous (x)

[ridiculously lovable]

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I honestly can’t tell you which part of this scene I love the best. 

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. — Kurt Vonnegut  

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