President of Color

Imagine, a new President comes into power. Cool. One question which isn’t important in the scheme of things.

Films will come out depicting a hostage situation, perhaps it’s like a Harrison Ford movie, Escape from (insert city name here) or maybe it’s aliens attacking the planet, or it’s an episode of West Wing. When the President appears as white as mashed potatoes, what’s that say about the movie? Is it totally out of date? Is it a chuckle, as in “what the… didn’t they get the memo?” Are films going to depict a President of Color more often? Will production go so far as a dark skinned President? A Native? An Asian? A woman? How will Hollywood compensate? I brought this up to some Hollywood folks. They didn’t seem too interested.