Brie Larson isn’t playing any games!
At the Crystal + Lucy Awards, Larson revealed the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival would give 20 percent of press passes to minorities. Also, a plan is set to have an opt-in program for studios to provide access to underrepresented journalists and critics. At the ceremony, she received the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
She said, “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I’m not. I don’t want to hear what a white man has to say about A Wrinkle in Time. I want to hear what a woman of color, a biracial woman has to say about the film. I want to hear what teenagers think about the film. If you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is a chance that a woman of color does not have access to review and critique your film. Do not say the talent is not there, because it is.”
This comes after a recent study by USC revealed the majority of film critics are white men.
You can read more about Larson’s speech at Variety.