DEFINE: Introduction + Whitewashing
Welcome to the first episode of The Young Folks’s newest podcast, DEFINE: Conversations on Hollywood & Diversity. Gabrielle Bondi hosts this new podcast with guests. This month, we have TYF’s film editor, Allyson Johnson and writer Melissa Berne.
Our goal with DEFINE is to take part in the ongoing discussions on diversity and fair representation in film and television. We hope to deconstruct stereotypes, inform audiences and do our part to help make our voices louder so our demands can be heard and seriously considered. We want more diverse stories and characters. In fact, we’re here to argue not just why we want them, but why we truly need them.
Today’s main topic is white-washing, which is frankly the most obvious method of cultural erasure that Hollywood frequently practices.
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