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Brie Larson Calls Out Need For More Female and POC Critics


  • Last night at the Crystal+Lucy Awards, Academy Award Winner Brie Larson took her speech to address the fact that women and underrepresented groups only account for 20% of all reviewers.

  • Brie said in her speech "Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I’m not … [but if] you make the movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie. [Audiences] are not allowed enough chances to read public discourse on these films by the people that the films were made for. I do not need a 70-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about ‘[A] Wrinkle in Time.’ It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what it meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial.”

  • Larson also announced that Sundance would be delegating 20% of its top tier press passes to underrepresented groups going forward.

  • Speaking on the impact of why we need a larger group of reviewers: "“It really sucks that reviews matter. Good reviews out of festivals give small, independent films a fighting chance to be bought and seen, good reviews help films gross money, good reviews slingshot films into awards contenders, a good review can change you life — it changed mine.”


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Tags: award show and discussion, brie larson, film, review
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