Okay so I heard they were maybe possibly doing a sequel to Mad Max? I’m assuming still set in post-apocolyptic Australia?
It would be really good if they cast Aboriginal actresses like say any of these ladies, just suggesting for example:
Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, The Secret Life of Us, 4-time AACTA award-winner)
Jessica Mauboy (The Sapphires, Australian Idol S4 Runner-Up)
Ningali Lawford (Rabbit-Proof Fence)
Lisa Flanagan (Australian Rules, Redfern Now)
Frances Djulibing (Ten Canoes, Charlies Country)
Shareena Clanton (Wentworth Prison, Miss Fischer’s Murder Mysteries)
Just like with the decidedly non-Asian ‘Ancient One’ in DS you can bet that they will find a way to exclude more PoC. One female AA screenwriter that I met in Hollyweird said that her biggest beef is that interested producers always want her to change the ethnicity and/or socio-economic background of her characters. PoC are good for buying movie tickets and DVDs but not good enough for an adequate percentage of speaking roles.