The internet is rife with posts on how to be a good ally these days. The intended audience is generally the layperson who may feel paralyzed in their fear of saying the wrong thing or acting in the face of what seems like overwhelming odds stacked against the oppressed. However, what about those on the stage? What information and pressure is being exerted in order to make sure that those with significant voice and power are standing up for the rights of their coworkers and fellow performers? Before we touch upon currently trending “we believe in you” hashtags, let’s examine two examples (one popularly known, one less so) of two well-known actors who became privilege-flexing allies, starting with one of the most famous and problematic movies in cinema: Gone With The Wind. Continue reading “Stand (Or Sit) By Me: Allies in Entertainment”

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