So, aside from the fact that most Bible movies get the Bible wrong and once the massa perditionis has a wrong image of what the Bible says they can scarcely be instructed correctly, what’s wrong with ‘#Noah‘ and ‘#TheSonOfGod‘? Well how about the fact that they feature not a single mid-easterner in any leading role? You may not know this, but Jesus didn’t speak with a British accent….#WhyDontBibleMoviesHaveActorsWhoFitRoles?
When a movie portrays George Washington, it gets a white man to play the role. When a movie portrays a slave in America, a Black person is given the part. When a movie features the story of a woman, a woman, unsurprisingly, gets to play the lead role.
So why is it that Near Easterners are never given the lead role in movies about the Bible? And why don’t people care? After all, if a white man played George Washington Booker there would be justifiable dismay. And it isn’t hard to imagine that the cry of racism would be raised in the media.
But when it comes to Near Easterners, the media is dead silent. Why is that? Racism? Certainly. Why don’t bible themed movies feature Near Easterners in lead roles? Because Hollywood, in spite of all its much vaunted liberalism, is thoroughly racist.
Applaud Hollywood all you like, but until Near Easterners play near eastern lead roles, Hollywood will continue to perpetuate racists attitudes and i will continue to be annoyed at films which attempt to bastardize the bible.