Steve McQueen talks lack of Diversity in Film
This warms the cockles of my heart for so many reasons:
1.) When asked about the lack of diversity, Steve gets right to the point by basically saying, “Why the fuck you asking the black guy, the minority in the room? How about asking the 8 other white guys who don’t cast minorities as leads in their films?” Thank you for that, Mr. McQueen.
2.) The white panelists’ complete refusal to participate in the conversation is representative of their refusal to address/acknowledge the problem of a lack of minority representation in film. One even has the audacity to say, “I”m not getting into it.” As if the issue at hand is completely irrelevant to his job as a director. As if to say, how dare they, despite being part of the problem, be asked to engage in a conversation about…the problem. The lunacy of it all!
3.) Steve’s utter disregard for white feelings.
THE LAST BIT ABOUT ALTERNATE REALITY IN FILM/ I’VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR A MINUTE, WHEN MCQUEEN CAME OUT WITH IT I NEARLY FLEW OF MY CHAIR