"Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess." – Donna Haraway

Bollywood Primetime: Can One Big Dance Number Smash Racism? | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture.

I don’t watch Smash, but I found Sayatani DasGupta’s post on Racialicious really interesting nonetheless.

She reflects on depictions of Indian culture in U.S. mainstream media and the influence of Bollywood on Western perceptions of India. Through multiple missteps, the makers of Smash flubbed an opportunity to portray Indian culture in a nuanced way.

It’s a really smart piece.

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