A new thing I’m hoping to do with Ars Marginal is to introduce and adapt the chromatic casting meme that’s been doing around for a while. The basic gist is to reverse the whitewashing and racebending that happens far too often in film, TV, games, and other media by putting a POC spin on characters who would normally default as White*. I figure turnabout is fair play. If they can fuck with us, we can fuck with them.
* Case in point: Heimdall. While that is the rare instance in a mainstream Hollywood release that reverses the whitewashing trend, the fact that it sticks out is saying something. And I won’t like – I loved how straightwhitecis fanboys nearly gave themselves aneurysms over it.
Then I saw Aliens at a midnight matinee last weekend and remembered that Ripley was originally supposed to be a man. So I thought, “What if we did this for gender too? What if we busted this shit wide open?”
So let’s have at it! Use the comments of this post to suggest a film, a TV show, a play, a game, or whatever media that you want to see a chromatic and/or womanly spin on. For example, in light of Deconstructing Pointy-eared White Supremacists, we could do a chromatic version of the Elves from LotR or perhaps an all-woman version of The Expendables.
Are you up for this? Just reply to this post with your ideas (and links to your blog, LJ, dreamwidth, etc.)!