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Model Roles or Role Models

Keith Knight
© Keith Knight

What’s the problem with movie roles being played by someone of a different race? I mean, did anyone object when Lieutenant Starbuck was morphed into a very hot woman on the BSG sequel? Or when the Klingons physically morphed on Star Trek into a different species?

Get over yourself. If you don’t like the actors in a movie or TV show, nobody is forcing you to watch it.



  1. David Freeman wrote:

    I have it from a very reliable source that Megan Kelly’s great great great great Grandmother Megwin Kielly went bonkers the first time a woman was cast in a female role in “A Mid Summer Nights Dream”. “Thine husbands be poor yet thern wifes prospere tho barren. Tis right not for woman play female”- from Megwin Kellyin’s ground breaking self help book “Womin Shalt Not Writ Books Nor Plays”.

    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  2. Peter wrote:

    Most of the “issues” I’ve seen regarding Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm has to do with the relationship between Johnny and Sue. Johnny and Sue are brother and sister.

    So how do they get around this? They will have to make them either half-siblings or one will be adopted–perhaps Johnny Storm is a “Blorphan”?

    According to Marvel, Sue essentially raised Johnny after their father was put in prison for murder and their mother died in auto accident. She is very protective of him. Does this dynamic change now that they are no longer biologically related? Will race be called into question now that Johnny is black–the white woman taking care of the black man?

    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Permalink
  3. PATRIOTSGT wrote:

    Personally, I thought Robert Downey Jr in blackface for what was it, tropic thunder, or something like that was completely stupid. I watched 10 mins of the movie and never saw it again.

    Apologies, but I haven’t heard about any of this.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink