From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:
Moments after actress Frances McDormand employed her victory speech at the Academy Awards to demand diversity quotas in moviemaking, she was taught a lesson in diversity, good and hard, when her brand-new Oscar was stolen by a black megalomaniac.
Terry Bryant, a.k.a. DJ Matari, posted on Facebook a selfie video of himself kissing her statue, thanking his “team,” and exulting, “This is mine.” …
Sure, Terry Bryant “stole” Frances McDormand’s Oscar. But he’s a black man. Haven’t you heard about #OscarsSoWhite? And what’s all this gender binary stuff about Best Actress? So, as explained by the Theory of Systemic Intersectionality, Mr. Bryant deserves a Best Actress Oscar more than a white woman like Ms. McDormand.
Just before her unfortunate encounter with diversity, McDormand had announced, “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.” This is a euphemism for stars demanding the imposition of racial and other quotas upon the people working on their movie.
Like so many famous actresses, Ms. McDormand is not exactly an expert on the nuts and bolts of getting movies made, with the 60-year-old admitting to reporters, “I just found out about this last week.”
Nobody seems to have inquired of Ms. McDormand if she’d asked her husband, Joel Coen, who has (with his brother Ethan Coen) co-directed McDormand in eight movies, what he thinks about her mandated diversity hiring brainstorm.
Joel probably considers “diversity” to be when he employs anybody outside his wife or his brother.
For example, Roderick Jaynes, the Oscar-nominated editor of the Coen Brothers’ movies, is not terribly diverse. In fact, technically speaking, Jaynes is not even even a separate and actual human being. Roderick is just Joel and Ethan editing their movies under an assumed name.
To the Coens, “inclusion” would be hiring Roger Deakins, their cinematographer on their last dozen movies. …
Moreover, another question for Ms. McDormand might be: “Have you actually watched many of your husband’s movies? If you have, didn’t you notice how intensely white they are?”
Read the whole thing there.