Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

Brie Larson Is Using Her Captain Marvel Powers for Good

She is not going to let her Marvel press tour be “overwhelmingly white male.”

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Press junkets generally is a very scary house. It isn’t the sort of scary you see in an motion film; there aren’t any supervillains, house aliens and time-sensitive threats to humanity. Instead, you may have one movie star, a dozen keen journalists and fifteen minutes on the clock. In each conditions, you would possibly hope a superhero swoops in and flies you out of the scene.

The factor that makes a press day extra intimidating: wanting across the room, and realizing no person appears such as you. Having skilled this as a white girl exhibits how far the business nonetheless has to go. Brie Larson, star of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, has observed too—and she or he’s utilizing her superpowers to do one thing about it. “About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed 
it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” Larson mentioned in her current interview with Marie Claire. “So, I spoke to 
Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of colour, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”

For the profile, the Oscar-winning actress handpicked Keah Brown, a disabled journalist, to be her interviewer. It’s all part of Larson’s mission to make use of the “power and privileges” that include her position to “advocate for [herself] and others”—which is one thing she’s been preaching for some time. Larson first spoke in regards to the want for numerous movie critics final June, when she accepted the Crystal Award on the Women in Film Crytal + Lucy Awards. She particularly referenced the lacklustre opinions of A Wrinkle Time, saying, “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of colour, biracial women, to teen women of colour, to teens that are biracial.”

“Am I saying I hate white dudes?” Larson mentioned on the time. “No, I’m not … [but if] you make the movie that is a love letter to women of colour, there is an insanely low chance a woman of colour will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”

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