By Alex Abad-Santos
Brie Larson believes that representation in who’s writing criticism about movies is just as important as the representation we’re seeing onscreen.
“[Audiences] are not allowed enough chances to read public discourse on these films by the people that the films were made for,“ Larson said on Wednesday night during a speech at the Crystal + Lucy Awards. “I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what it meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial.”
Larson’s statement enters into a bigger ongoing discussion about American film criticism, and how those who contribute to critical discussions don’t accurately reflect the audiences who are actually going to see these movies and read these reviews.