Okay, if you don’t know “A Wrinkle in Time”, it’s all white people (here is my retrospective). The main characters have the last names of “Murry” and “O’keefe”. The protagonist, Margaret “Meg” Murry, is red-haired and freckled.
Now let’s see the casting of the movie. We have:
- Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon as the witches. Black, brown, and white, when the characters described are obviously white. Also, the casting is terrible. None of the three are a remotely good fit.
- Storm Reid as Meg Murry. Black.
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Meg’s mother. Black.
- Chris Pine as Meg’s father. White. Interracial marriage for the win! You know how common those white man/black woman dual scientist marriages are, so kudos for finally portraying one on screen! At least he’s actually a pretty good fit for the role.
If there was ever a movie to boycott, that would be it.
Why is this here and not on Superversive SF? Because frankly I really am not in the mood to spend time making the case and arguing about why this is obviously SJW stunt casting in order to virtue signal. I think most of my readers here can see it pretty clearly.
Though to be fair, the leftist and feminist L’Engle probably would have wanted it this way anyway. But it’s still bullshit.