EPISODE 393: DIVERSITY IN CASTING

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10 Responses

  1. sg says:

    Hey Tyler, is there gonna be any sort of set schedule for the character videos, or will they just be an intermittent thing?

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I’d like to try to post one per week, but it is likely going to just be whenever I get to them. I’ll give it my best shot, though.
      -Tyler

  2. Aaron says:

    Colbert’s time-slot replacement on Comedy Central is black, no? Strange that CC has become a burgeoning place for women and minorities to have their own shows.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      This is so true. After years of not watching Comedy Central, Amy Schumer brought me back and now Broad City is a serious contender for funniest show on TV.

      – David

  3. alex says:

    Great episode, as always. Thank you for the discussion — I think I like when the two of your disagree with one another. It’s an actual debate instead of name calling and muckraking. Don’t get me wrong though, I love muckraking.

    I really liked the point where David taught me to embrace watching terrible movies because, fuck it, we’re all going to die. I thought that I had wasted that two hours of my life watching K PAX, but it seems that, in reality, I have wasted every hour of my life, fighting valiantly in a battle I — or none of us — can ever win.

    But, not to be THAT GUY, but I must point out an error you guys made on the show.

    The new STAR WARS movie is NOT being directed by David E. Kelley. It’s being directed by Garry Shandling. I don’t want people to be confused!

    Also, I was wondering if you guys would go ahead and recognize HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK as an American classic. Thanks!

  4. RuffReader says:

    Excellent discussion, guys. I agree with the previous poster that disagreement between you guys makes for a great podcast 🙂

  5. Ryan says:

    Tyler said something to the effect of ” if the detectives were both women (or X minority) that would add another layer onto the story that perhaps the creator didn’t intend.” I find that statesmen to be both true and utterly depressing. It’s also the first and foremost reason why we need more women and minorities on TV. It’s a damn shame that two male characters can help the writer tell any story under the sun , while two female characters automatically means “this story is about women and their issues “. Further, any show with a primarily female cast or black cast or gay cast becomes a that girl show or that black show or that gay show, whereas a show with mostly white men can be a cop show or a lawyer show or whatever. The only way that attitude changes is when there are three shows, five shows with a mostly female cast so you have to actually think of other words to describe it.

  6. Gene says:

    Thought of this episode right away when I saw the headline that the Ghostbusters reboot will be all women. Will serve as an interesting case study of sorts to see how well it does at the box office. I don’t think anyone doubts that abilities of women/minorities to give great performances, but moreso whether the public at large are as interested.

    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/its-official-ghostbusters-reboot-has-a-screenwriter-99513788572.html

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