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From Whitewashing to Racebending: Why Changing the Race of Fictional Characters Matters

The importance of racebending in films, addressing underrepresentation and promoting authentic characters and diversity in movies. Explore the impact of racebending controversies in popular releases like The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan & Wendy, featuring Halle Bailey and Yara Shahidi. Unpack the significance of diverse storytelling, breaking racial stereotypes, and the ongoing debate surrounding racebending in Hollywood. From racial progress to commercial diversity, explore the challenges and opportunities in creating authentic representation for a new generation of viewers.

Jasmin Kraenzel

The Screenlife Phenomenon: How Missing Captivates Audiences Worldwide

Experience the captivating world of screenlife movies, a unique genre reflecting the internet age and Gen Z's digital obsession. Discover 'Missing,' an investigative thriller that explores the disconnect between online personas and reality. Uncover clues through Google Maps, Facebook Messages, and search history, as June unravels the true identity of Kevin. With impressive financial success and a dedicated audience, screenlife films redefine storytelling on small screens, making 'Missing' a must-watch cinematic experience.

Tino Hahn

Exploring Misogyny in Iranian Society: A Review of ‘Holy Spider’, Denmark’s Academy Awards Submission

'Holy Spider,' Denmark's Best International Film submission at the Academy Awards 2023. This purposefully disturbing true crime movie exposes cultural misogyny and religious extremism in Iranian society. Unveiling a chilling tale of a holy crusader, it confronts deep-rooted issues through a gripping narrative and the personal experiences of actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi.

Tino Hahn