What I Missed in Discussing Elizabeth Banks and The Color Purple

Yesterday, I wrote about Elizabeth Banks’ comments on Steven Spielberg’s poor track record of women’s representation. Specifically, I used the words “those correcting her are missing the point.” I used those words because at the time, the only people I saw correcting her were major outlets and die-hard Spielberg fans (almost all white and male), using her mistake to invalidate her larger point about the importance of representation. But there was another conversation going on...


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