"… what fascinates me is that you have lots of American filmmakers, white filmmakers, who have never, ever cast a black person, ever in their movies, and they’ve made quite a lot of movies. So it’s: how can you avoid that? It’s kinda weird. It’s almost like, you know, walking around with blindfolds. And how can you make movies in this country, consistently make movies, and not cast black characters in the main leads?"
Steve McQueen on American filmmaking
"So I say, you know, I say, this girl [Nicole Beharie] could be Brandon’s [Michael Fassbender] girlfriend, but what was interesting about it was the objections about it. People say, “Oh, that wouldn’t happen. That wouldn’t exist.” What? I don’t exist? It was a very odd thing, having these conversations about a love interest that was a black woman with Brandon. It was interesting, that. It was fascinating."
Steve McQueen, award-winning director of Shame, on people’s reaction to the casting of a black woman, Nicole Beharie, as the lead (white) character’s love interest
wait what’s privilege
u gotta be light to make dat money, bb!
'Cause, like, le duh, a voice of a generation is a single twenty-two year old white female jchillin in Manhattan with her biddies, tryna get noticed on Twitter. Totesss understanding how she lives in, like, NYC and all her biffs are white. Finding, like, black and brown girls in NYC could be kinda hard… I heard they all live in Harlem, which is like suuuuuupes ghetto and so not safe