Sunday, February 28, 2016

““I had posted something that was very political, and the...

""I had posted something that was very political, and the amount of negative comments was really heart-wrenching. Then, [at a restaurant], this older black dude walked up and said, 'I didn't want to bother you, I didn't want a selfie, I just wanted to let you know that the story line of Jamal' [his gay character on @empirefox] 'really made it easier for me to talk to my son about his sexuality.' I needed him at that moment. But apparently he needed the story line at the moment." — @jussiesmollett, actor in @empirefox

@jussiesmollett is just one of the 27 industry players the @nytimes reporter @melenar interviewed about what it's really like to work in Hollywood — that is, if you're not a straight white man. This #nytweekender, we're sharing portraits, like this one taken by @tayloremrey, of women and minorities who are vastly underrepresented in front of and behind the camera." By nytimes on Instagram.

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