Hollywood is Confused About What Really Counts As Progress
For Buzzfeed Reader, I took a deep dive into progressivism in Hollywood. The occasion was the 70th anniversary of the film Island in the Sun, which featured the first black-white kiss ever to appear in a Hollywood film.
“Today, blockbusters are generating hype and controversy for far less significant moments of representation than the interracial on-screen kiss that sparked KKK protests in 1957. But in 2017, it takes more — on and off screen — to truly push boundaries.”