Three years ago I made a video series called Every Single Word where I edited down popular movies to only the words spoken by people of color. In honor of #BlackPanther I'm gonna re-share some of them here.-- Dylan Marron (@dylanmarron) February 14, 2018
It was made a little while ago, but its message is evergreen and always in need of reminding - there's a criminal lack of diverse voices in Hollywood. So until something gets done about that, we might as well laugh at how truly bad the representation is in movies we all love.
Try and guess before you embark on this video journey how many of these movies, and which ones, have absolutely NO dialogue from a person of color: ET, Birdman, Girls (The Pilot Ep.), Spotlight, Titanic, Midnight in Paris, Her, Frances Ha, Wet Hot American Summer, Jaws, Moonrise Kingdom, The Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and All of Harry Potter.
1 character, and his name is Van Man.
2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
3. Girls (Pilot)
3 characters. So far each of these movies have used a taxi driver or van man.
3 characters. God bless, Fabrizio.
6. Midnight in Paris
2 characters. An especially meaty role for 1920s partygoer.
4 characters. Shoutout to Uncomfortable Waitress.
8. Frances Ha
9. Wet Hot American Summer
11. Moonrise Kingdom
One and only one. I guess we're going to miss the hullabaloo after all.
12. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Just a buncha orcs and uruks.
13. The Entire Harry Potter Series
13 between 6 gd movies.