tracyandrook (tracyandrook) wrote in save_earthsea,

popped in and this is probably off topic

Just glad the group exists. Cable tv showed "L of the R" again and the more I see it, the more I am bothered by the racism in it. This is not to be helped: JRR was writing in the 20s--50s. So cleansing the film of racism would be bowdlerizing it. EVERY evil character is not black, but! The relatively powerless ones (not their own masters) are! and the good characters are all white and the mains are male.
Le Guin on the other paw wrote specifically with inclusion in mind. So tokenizing those of color is a shame and a sin. Has anyone apologized yet??
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