A Guy Is Editing Movies to Show Only Lines Said by People of Color, and People Are Pissed
Suddenly ‘Noah,’ starring Russell Crowe, is only 11 seconds long.
Dylan Marron is an actor and director. He’s Venezuelan-American and has also been told pretty much from the outset that there weren’t going to be a lot of parts for his “type,” especially romantic lead roles. His frustration with the entertainment industry’s inability to write parts for people of color has found one channel that’s one part funny, three parts sad, but overall very interesting! He has been editing popular movies down to just lines spoken by people of color, and guess what? That makes them very short.
It can also be pretty damning to see what sort of lines people of color get to say in popular films. Marron talked to The Daily Dot about his project, saying:
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