This is a thread to discuss representation in media. The goal is to put arguments about roles here instead of having every thread on art become toxic by including them there. Please refrain from insults and other nastiness. The two main concerns are over inclusion and portrayal. The two main events of recent were the Oscars and TLOZ: Breath of the Wild.
The Oscars: The answer is to not beg or ask people who aren't including you for roles in Hollywood films. They don't even like you most likely. Pleading to them makes you look bad. Whining for inclusion is also very irritating.
Now the portrayal of races that are negative should be commented on. This is the real issue when people in power choose to include you. It's very sad to see actors, of whom only 1% make enough off that profession to not have a second job, portray characters that make their race look bad. Sometimes this agenda can be seen in a charmingly annoying light and sometimes it prevents those who can see negative/decadent patterns from enjoying non-white films.
The truth is we want to see films based off of who we are or our values. If not the issue of self-negation comes up.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link is a male character. He doesn't need to change for me. Nintendo can do what they want with him. With that written, I don't like how androgynous they made him in this game. Nintendo says female players like this. It doesn't make me too uncomfortable since I'm not planning on gazing at Link's face, but I don't want Nintendo to pull a Bridget with the character.
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