Native Appropriation’s Adrienne Keene is getting a lot of coverage for her critique of JK Rowling’s North American magic, as the CBC continues to report.
Autostraddle just celebrated their seventh birthday (happy birthday!) and is doing it with these really great retrospective pieces. Here’s the top seven lesbian, bisexual, and queer tv shows of the last seven years, but you should go poke around the site. They’ve got lots of good stuff, like lists of all the queer women on television who have died, and who have lived happily ever after (predictably, a much shorter list).
“Queer Indigenous rapper Dio Ganhdih shared extraterrestrial video for ‘Pussy Vortex‘” [The Fader]
Oh look the Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shellcast an actual Asian actor. Still whitewashed as all get out though. Still mad about it. [Angry Asian Man]
The new all-lady Ghostbusters remake has been contentious right from the start, and while a lot of the criticism amounts to garden variety manchildren blubbering about cooties, Racialicious has some very valid concerns about Leslie Jones’s character, who is the only woman of colour, and the only Ghostbuster without a scientific background.
Bitch has a great roundup of magical girl zines, and I’m not just saying that because I stumbled across the first one on the list, Queer Sailor Moon Fan Fiction Saved My Life, while in a doctor’s office waiting room (but also I kind of am).
Nola and the Clones is an independent Irish film about a young homeless sex worker. All the men Nola encounters bear a striking resemblance, and it’s that sort of magic realism that lends itself well to a movie that looks truly unique (and is available in its entirety online).
Janelle Monáe will be co-starring in a movie about the women behind the American space program! Omg omg omg! [io9]
I really wanted to give JK Rowling the benefit of the doubt when it came to her interpretation of North American magic, but as Adrienne Keene of Native Appropriations lays outthoroughly, she really missed the mark. The Mary Sue, quoting Keene, is similarly unimpressed.
I hadn’t visited Adrienne Keene’s Native Appropriations in a while, so I was really pleased to stumble upon her letter to JK Rowling, where she expresses concern about the upcoming American wizarding school and the inclusion of indigenous magics.