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Cringe Carrie to become a TV show and be played by a Trans or Black actress

bitbydeath

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Though it’s still very early in the development process and there’s no script yet, sources say that this time around, telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman
 

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I dig it being a TV show. Didn’t need another remake or whatever. It’s a story that could be expanded greatly in TV format, especially if she eventually finds other people with powers.

As far as changing character traits, I mean we got the King adaptation twice, is there harm in trying something new a third time around?

A character with Carrie’s struggles amplified from the perspective of a minority? I’m interested.

 
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As far as the Wally West comparison, there's two of them... And they're related.

Not sure if the events of Doomsday Clock erases black Wally... Ahem.. I mean Wallace.

On topic... I hope it's a black girl. Was the race of Carrie important to the story?
 

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Seems like a tone deaf creative choice by people who probably mean well. Being trans is not the same as being a racial minority, and neither of the two should be framed as a shortcoming that welcomes bigotry which results in the victim committing a massacre in response.
 

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I'm taking a wild guess: all the people being mean to Carrie will be whiter than snow.

About Carrie herself, if the series is set in modern-day America then she can be any race/color they want. The original novel is from the 70s and the main characters can all easily be inferred to be white IIRC.
 

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Maybe instead of all the blood they can use dilation pus
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Aw Matt...what have you been reading? Dilettante surgeon horror stories? They are out there, and certainly not for the faint of heart.

Thankfully that isn't always the case, but yeah...any trans person thinking about surgery should certainly know the horrors that could possibly await them.
 

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I don’t understand the obsession of changing something original.
 

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Could be good, could be bad. More than likely bad since the whole “look she is going to be either a POC or trans,” is the first thing they point out. Outside of that it’ll be a copy paste of the original and forgotten about in 30 days.
 
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Wait isn't Carrie a mental psychic? How would that work with a trans actor if your mind is in constant confusion? Does everyone just explode?

I mean that keeps the rated M rating.

So when's the Rush Hour movie where a white guy plays Chris Tucker and a Mexican plays Jackie Chan coming out?
 

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Great, they'll be able to have a bunch of straight guys bully a trans or a bunch of white people bully a black girl.

That's so good, let's keep that shit coming... 😒
 
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DeafTourette

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Of course you do
And so what?
Great, they'll be able to have a bunch of straight guys bully a trans or a bunch of white people bully a black girl.

That's so good, let's keep that shit coming... 😒
Or... They could also have other black folks bully the black girl. It happens. Especially if she's either light or dark skinned.
 
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Malakhov

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And so what?


Or... They could also have other black folks bully the black girl. It happens. Especially if she's either light or dark skinned.
No because then people will be outraged that they're portraying black people as bullies and protecting whites. That's how it works nowadays
 
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Malakhov

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Give it a chance, y’all.

We’ve seen straight up novel adaptions of Carrie twice. It’s limited in scope, there’s not much more they can do with the established material.

They wanna try something new, I’m all for it.
You've said it yourself, there's not much more they can do with it now so let's just leave that alone as it is and try something entirely new with whatever they want as characters.
 
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Dude... There are actually black redheads. They aren't all mixed either. Redd Foxx was a redhead... So was Malcolm X... I can show you plenty of black redheads.

Interesting. So that’s how Redd Foxx got his stage name.
 
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You do realize POC can mean a non-black person, right? All it technically means is non-white.

It's a stupid label but at least try using it a bit more smartly than the people who buy into it do.

...also it's interesting that everyone seems more upset that it might be a POC actress and not a trans actress. That says a lot. Almost as if it matters more if the skin color's a certain way versus if the person playing the female character that's traditionally been portrayed as a biological woman...is themselves a biological woman.

🤔 . Oh well; I'm over these remakes and reboots anyway. Only one I'm even slightly curious in is Snowpiercer. Don't need Carrie milked to death yet again, same with Ghostbusters ((n) to that), etc. Hollywood can wake me up when they decide to try do new original IP again.

EDIT: Also before some dumbass tries responding. Yes I'm aware of the trend with redhead and Hollywood. It's eerie AF, there's definitely something behind it. But blame that on the (white) producers, financeers and/or (Chinese) financeers who are funding a lot of these films. It's ultimately their decision with that stuff :S
 
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DeafTourette

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You do realize POC can mean a non-black person, right? All it technically means is non-white.

It's a stupid label but at least try using it a bit more smartly than the people who buy into it do.

...also it's interesting that everyone seems more upset that it might be a POC actress and not a trans actress. That says a lot. Almost as if it matters more if the skin color's a certain way versus if the person playing the female character that's traditionally been portrayed as a biological woman...is themselves a biological woman.

🤔 . Oh well; I'm over these remakes and reboots anyway. Only one I'm even slightly curious in is Snowpiercer. Don't need Carrie milked to death yet again, same with Ghostbusters ((n) to that), etc. Hollywood can wake me up when they decide to try do new original IP again.

EDIT: Also before some dumbass tries responding. Yes I'm aware of the trend with redhead and Hollywood. It's eerie AF, there's definitely something behind it. But blame that on the (white) producers, financeers and/or (Chinese) financeers who are funding a lot of these films. It's ultimately their decision with that stuff :S
Yep! There's Asian redheads, non-white/black Latino redheads, etc.

I'd rather have a new Firestarter, TBH. And mine that whole world ... Old girl can't be the only metahuman.