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Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn literally gave Carey Mulligan the part because she “seemed pure,” like someone he wanted to protect.
No, really. He literally said that shit.
These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white. Latinas were not even given the opportunity to audition for the role.
It pisses me off so much when they switch out races in movies. Like, who the hell gave you the right to do that? With so many talented actresses and actors out there, you’re going to try and tell me none of them fit the race described for that character? And people eat it up! It’s not right!