Q:you had one non-american/white, non-stick thin character and you get a white,blonde stick thin actress to play her
1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.
2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.
3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.
As usual, John is trying teach people how to imagine others complexly.
MY LITTLE PONY’S ‘EQUESTRIA GIRLS’ MUSIC VIDEO FEATURES HORSE-HUMAN HYBRID PLAYING BASS SOLO, PRESUMABLY TO BE ENTICING
By Chris Sims
If you’re a die-hard fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, then there’s a chance that you saw the first Equestria Girls movie that came out last year. If that’s the case, feel free to skip ahead. Everybody else, settle in, this is going to get weird real quick.
It is hard to raise girls. (For ALL kinds of reasons.)
Dean has made a strategic mistake with this year’s TV Preview submission on #WWYG. And because his posts are always more popular than mine, I’m just gonna let his get hoisted on his own pitard. David’s posts FTW!
Yesterday I posted thoughts on CBS and today I’m posting on the few shows available from The CW.
It’s this week’s Football Counter-Programming!
Another entry in the Fall TV Preview posts.
Today I look at CBS’s new shows premiering in the coming weeks.
The WWYG?! Fall TV Preview series is BACK!
Look for more entries in the coming days.
Two odd, but very unnecessary closed captions.
Also … NERRRRDS!