Aquaman (3)
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to an otherwise problematic comic book character. Indeed, as a character defined by his relationship with the ocean, a Polynesian approach makes far more sense than the white blonde man he was first created to be. But, even this does not make Aquaman a ground-breaking endeavour because, while it is evidently possible to re-imagine a historically white, blonde male character as a man with Polynesian heritage, it is apparently not possible to re-imagine the story as one that includes women of colour. All of the women who appear onscreen without being hidden behind layers of prosthetics, or tucked away in crowd scenes, or used as background set dressing on television screens, are white women - and the fact that filmmakers have seen their way clear to make such huge changes to the male characters of the story only serves to...

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