Samuel L. Jackson once mused what an African American actor would have done with Daniel Kaluuya’s role in Get Out, sparking a heated debate about casting Black British Actors for quintessentially American roles. Although that controversy raged years ago, it continued to simmer. With Cynthia Erivo’s Oscar nod for playing Harriet Tubman in Harriet, and her upcoming portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Genius, this debate has erupted again, giving this conversation more urgency. On this week’s FANTI, Tre’Vell and Jarrett break down why this is such a thorny issue, and also why it matters.
Pass the Popcorn: Love Is Blind
Everyone in Jarrett & Tre’Vell’s timelines wants them to check out the new reality show Love Is Blind on Netflix.
Featured in DIS/Honorable Mentions
- Greg Berlanti remaking Little Shop of Horrors
- Real Housewives of Sydney
- 50 Cent
- Out Magazine: It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood
- Ava DuVernay vs. Angry Trolls
- The Real Housewives of Sydney
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About the show
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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