Hollywood’s 6 Favorite Offensive Stereotypes by Juan Arteaga on Cracked was, well, a crack-up. And a really good, thoughtful read. So of course the commenters slammed it repeatedly.
A couple of older links:
Bad Heroines, by Mary Spicuzza, published in the San Jose Metroactive in 2001. You know, back in the good old days when heroines abounded.
Revena, on the Hathor Legacy, reviewed Fantastic Four 2. My favorite quote: “I think I knew from the moment Jessica Alba looked into the camera while sporting contacts that made her look like she’d been vacationing on Arrakis and eating melange between the two films that things were not going to go well.” I was interested to learn, though, that a character who was white in the comics was cast as black in the movie. Is that a first? (Also see these thoughts on Jessica Alba’s appearance on notcoming.)
This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.