representation

‘Bridgerton’ season two is an intoxicating vision of what representation can be

The second season of Bridgerton is illuminated by excruciating chemistry and longing stares—but its nuanced depiction of Kate Sharma sets the screen on fire.Continue...

White reviewers don’t need to see themselves in Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

A few days before the Mar. 11 release date of Pixar’s Turning Red, CinemaBlend’s managing director Sean O’Connell wrote a review calling the story “exhausting” to endure because it wasn’t made for a “universal audience.”Continue...

@simran changed the game for brown girls everywhere

I distinctly remember the first time Simran Randhawa showed up on my explore page. She was wearing a crop top, ripped jeans, and a saree draped around her shoulders and waist.Continue...

Representation is crucial for feeling comfortable in your own skin, especially at predominantly white institutions

My first day on campus, I put on my headphones and turned on Google Maps.Continue...

Moving beyond the male gaze

The first time I watched the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice , I replayed the iconic ‘hand scene’ at least ten times.Continue...

‘Never Have I Ever’ charms viewers with more nuanced representation in season two

In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, impulsive and charming main character Devi Vishwakumar shines, and the ground-breaking Indian American representation that captured our hearts becomes more nuanced.Continue...

Embracing queer contestants makes for better reality TV

Shows like Too Hot to Handle , The Bachelor , and Love is Blind are inherently spectacles, but their representation—or lack thereof—impacts the way we perceive queer relationships, especially if shows reinforce damaging stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Simu Liu’s statement on ‘Kim’s Convenience’ is a monumental act of progress in the entertainment industry

A show like Kim’s Convenience has a deep impact by virtue of its existence. Regardless of how you may feel about the show’s writing or character development, it gave hope and optimism to the future of TV.Continue...