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Irish film with no Irish actresses

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    All of this faux outrage is ridiculous tbh. What’s the definition of acting? When I was in drama school, I’d be asked to play a different gender, a different ethnicity, a different class... because I was ACTING. Trying to limit the scope of acting (in the same way identity politics activists are trying to limit what writers can and cannot write about) is essentially attempting to censor the imagination and superimposes the political over the art form. I’m ****ing sick of it. You don’t need Irish women to play Irish characters, nor do you need anyone of any nationality, gender of ethnicity to write stories of those particular experiences. To assert otherwise is, frankly, inverse racism, classicism or sexism.

    It seems to me like the people who complain most about this type of stuff are not the ones creating the material that is consumed. Really makes you think.


  • #2


    All of this faux outrage is ridiculous tbh. What’s the definition of acting? When I was in drama school, I’d be asked to play a different gender, a different ethnicity, a different class... because I was ACTING. Trying to limit the scope of acting (in the same way identity politics activists are trying to limit what writers can and cannot write about) is essentially attempting to censor the imagination and superimposes the political over the art form. I’m ****ing sick of it. You don’t need Irish women to play Irish characters, nor do you need anyone of any nationality, gender of ethnicity to write stories of those particular experiences. To assert otherwise is, frankly, inverse racism, classicism or sexism.

    It seems to me like the people who complain most about this type of stuff are not the ones creating the material that is consumed. Really makes you think.


    i agree with almost all you say. bart simpson is voiced by a woman, so ... does she have to quit her job too ?

    The point of acting was pretending to be something you're not for entertainment purposes, but i guess these people calling(or himself) hank azaria racist and so on(i think scarlett johannson lost a role because she wasnt; transgender) have missed the basic premise of acting.

    my big issue with non irish doing irish accents is that they usually make a hames of it. so if you had a few irish women involved it might help along the americans.


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