movies get pretty short when only people of color are speaking

    “every single word” is exposing the lack of diversity in hollywood

    by · July 08, 2015

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    What happens to our favorite movies when they’re cut to show every word spoken by a person of color? They get pretty damn short, according to Dylan Marron’s Every Single Word.

    The unique Tumblr account and YouTube series exposes the limited number of speaking roles given to actors of color by editing out lines delivered by white actors. The results are clips that often run for less than one minute (10 seconds for Noah—just enough to play an intro...because it has an all-white cast...awkward).

    Marron’s inspiration for the project came from his own struggles to land leading roles as a person of color, as he told BuzzFeed: “It seems like no matter how far I’ve come, or how much work I have under my belt, this industry still finds a way to tell me what I can and can’t represent.”

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