After four seasons, the latest of which was stained with criticism, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s HBO series Project Greenlight has been canceled.
As the Oscars approach, a number of actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and cinematographers who aren’t straight white men spoke to the New York Times about their professional experiences, giving us a clearer picture of the iceberg of Hollywood racism and sexism, of which we only see a fraction onscreen.
Project Greenlight’s latest episode was entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” which didn’t appear to refer to anything in an episode that focused largely on producer Effie Brown trying to ensure the creators of The Leisure Class didn’t stereotype the sole person of color in its class.
This season of Project Greenlight has been troubled from the beginning. Its racial subtext has weighted heavily in the corner of clueless white people, with producer Effie Brown having to bear the brunt of said cluelessness. On Sunday night’s episode, actually entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” Brown yet again bumps up into…
In what is perhaps the best thing to ever come out of Project Greenlight, Effie Brown is showing how difficult it is to be anything other than a white man working in Hollywood.