Tessa Thompson is an actress, outspoken feminist, activist, and singer-songwriter. She's best known for her role as Valkyrie in the Thor movies and Agent M in Men in Black: International. In her younger years, Thompson didn't see people who looked like her in favorite film genres. Now, Thompson has more roles available to her and refuses to be relegated to roles typically given to actresses of color. This cool biography follows Thompson's journey from acting in high school plays to breaking barriers in Hollywood. A timeline highlights key moments in Thompson's life.
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Author: Dwayne Hicks
Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
American culture has long represented mixed-race identity in paradoxical terms. On the one hand, it has been associated with weakness, abnormality, impurity, transgression, shame, and various pathologies; however, it can also connote genetic superiority, exceptional beauty, and special potentiality. This ambivalence has found its way into superhero media, which runs the gamut from Ant-Man and the Wasp’s tragic mulatta villain Ghost to the cinematic depiction of Aquaman as a heroic “half-breed.” The essays in this collection contend with the multitude of ways that racial mixedness has been presented in superhero comics, films, television, and literature. They explore how superhero media positions mixed-race characters within a genre that has historically privileged racial purity and propagated images of white supremacy. The book considers such iconic heroes as Superman, Spider-Man, and The Hulk, alongside such lesser-studied characters as Valkyrie, Dr. Fate, and Steven Universe. Examining both literal and symbolic representations of racial mixing, this study interrogates how we might challenge and rewrite stereotypical narratives about mixed-race identity, both in superhero media and beyond.
“Tessa Thompson is Valkyrie. Get your tickets to #ThorRagnarok now [link in bio].” Instagram, 21 Oct. 2017, www.instagram.com/p/Bahc3VsH2JA/?hl=en. McMillan, Graeme. “2017: The Year Everything Went Wrong for Marvel Comics.
Author: Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Surviving in life and taking care of Alison well was Jenna's only two utmost goals in life. With a great secret on her hands, there's almost no possible way for Jenna or even Alison to live much longer. A great sacrifice must be done, but will Alison learn to cope with it?
Looking at the names printed in black and white, I could roughly make out the words 'Tessa Thompson' and 'James Smith'. I couldn't believe it! “Tessa Thompson. But this couldn't be! Tessa Thompson was my 32 ...
Author: Abigail Rusli
Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba to Timothe Chalamet, A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends is the ultimate celebration of the suave, sexy, sensitive, and silly celebrities who have captured our hearts and memes! Handsome and heartfelt, with winning smiles and pinnable Tweets -- this is what Internet Boyfriends are made of. But who are these meme-able men, and what makes them catch fire online? Discover the answers to these questions and more in A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends, an interactive exploration of our collective crushes. Entertainment journalist Esther Zuckerman breaks down the world of Internet Boyfriends -- and even a few Internet Girlfriends -- from documentary-style "spotting guides" to discussions on the key categories of boyfriend, like Sensitive Souls, Beautiful Boys and Daddys. A playful, teen magazine-style quiz -- to help readers find their ideal crush -- and in-depth profiles of some of the most beloved Internet Boyfriends and Girlfriends, from Ryan Gosling (the original) to Harry Styles (the Gen Z icon) to Janelle Monae (the space queen), round out this fully-illustrated romp through the celebs behind the memes.
... “ Thor : Ragnarok Doesn't Have an LGBTQ Hero - but Tessa Thompson Played Her That Way , ” Polygon , 25 Oct. 2017 ... “ A History of Janelle Monáe And Tessa Thompson's Maybe - More - Than Friendship , ” The Cut , 26 Apr. 2018 ...
Author: Esther Zuckerman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially perceive. Goddesses in film, television, and fiction project worldviews and messages that reflect mostly patriarchal culture (included essentialized gender assumptions), in contrast to the feminist, empowering levels many fans and critics observe. Building on critiques of other skeptical scholars, this feminist, folkloristic approach deepens how our remythologizing of the ancient past reflects a contemporary worldview and rhetoric. Structures of contemporary goddess myths often fit typical extremes as either vilified, destructive, dark, and chaotic (typical in film or television); or romanticized, positive, even utopian (typical in women’s speculative fiction). This goddess spectrum persistently essentializes gender, stereotyping women as emotional, intuitive, sexual, motherly beings (good or bad), precluded from complex potential and fuller natures. Within apparent good-over-evil, pop-culture narrative frames, these goddesses all suffer significantly. However, a few recent intersectional writers, like N. K. Jemisin, break through these dark reflections of contemporary power dynamics to offer complex characters who evince “hopepunk.” They resist typical simplified, reductionist absolutes to offer messages that resonate with potential for today’s world. Mythic narratives featuring goddesses often do, but need not, serve merely as ideological mirrors of our culture’s still problematically reductionist approach to women and all humanity.
“I Didn't Give a Sh*t about Marvel Movies till I Saw Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok.” Vulture, November 9, 2017. Accessed July 23, 2018. http://www.vulture.com /2017/11/in-praise-of-tessa-thompson-in-thor-ragnarok.html.
Author: Mary J. Magoulick
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
In Laughing at the Days to Come , Tessa Thompson shares a poignant story of physical suffering and her journey to not only understand God's hand at work in it, but to face the future with laughter. This book is gospel centered and hope-filled. Page after page, the author directs our focus to Christ and his work for us. We all face suffering in this fallen world, but we are not without hope. In Laughing at the Days to Come, readers are equipped to face their own stories of suffering with joy because of our present and future hope in Christ. Tessa Thompson was fifteen years old when she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease that took away her hearing and would eventually cause chronic pain and other health complications. Faced with a future of uncertainty, she encountered Proverbs: 31:25: "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." The godly woman of Proverbs 31 had something Tessa lacked- a vision for life that allowed her to laugh at the future. Tessa recognized she needed this laughter in order to endure lifelong suffering in a way that honored God. In this warmly personal account, Tessa insightfully considers what she calls the Christian's "peculiar perspective on suffering" and shows you how the hope of God's Word will enable you to laugh at the days to come even in the midst of tears and suffering. Table of Contents: PART 1 – Laughter: Its Definition Chapter 1 – Her Trial: He Gives and Takes Away Chapter 2 – Her Vision: A Woman Who Laughs Chapter 3 – Her Reality: Living in a Vale of Tears Chapter 4 – Her Dilemma: A Peculiar Perspective on Suffering PART 2 – Laughter: Its Doctrine Chapter 5 – Her Necessity: A Sober-Minded Suffering Chapter 6 – Her Comfort: God’s Fatherly Sovereignty Chapter 7 – Her Guide: Christ’s Perfect Example Chapter 8 – Her Guarantee: The Spirit’s Enduring Preservation PART 3 – Laughter: Its Doing Chapter 9 – Her Prayers: The Humble Expectation of a Daughter Chapter 10 – Her Practice: The Selfless Love of a Sister Chapter 11 – Her Prospect: The Heavenly Aim of a Pilgrim
Facing Present Trials and Future Uncertainties with Gospel Hope Tessa Thompson. Laughing at the Days to Come © 2019 by Tessa Thompson All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without ...
Author: Tessa Thompson
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
The Color Pynk is a passionate exploration of Black femme poetics of survival. Sidelined by liberal feminists and invisible to mainstream civil rights movements, Black femmes spent the Trump years doing what they so often do best: creating politically engaged art, entertainment, and ideas. In the first full-length study of Black queer, cis-, and trans-femininity, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley argues that this creative work offers a distinctive challenge to power structures that limit how we color, gender, and explore freedom. Tinsley engages 2017–2020 Black femme cultural production that colorfully and provocatively imagines freedom in the stark white face of its impossibility. Looking to the music of Janelle Monáe and Kelsey Lu, Janet Mock’s writing for the television show Pose, the fashion of Indya Moore and (F)empower, and the films of Tourmaline and Juliana Huxtable, as well as poetry and novels, The Color Pynk conceptualizes Black femme as a set of consciously, continually rescripted cultural and aesthetic practices that disrupts conventional meanings of race, gender, and sexuality. There is an exuberant defiance in queer Black femininity, Tinsley finds—so that Black femmes continue to love themselves wildly in a world that resists their joy.
“A song of desire and freedom,” the Guardian's Rebecca Bengal called this first Monáe video to costar Tessa Thompson, noting that “gossip rags have wondered loudly whether” the video “could mean that Monáe and Thompson are dating, ...
Author: Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
TOC Previous Next Thompson's first feature film appearance was in the 2006 remake of the horror film When a Stranger Calls playing the role of Scarlet. ... "Exclusive: Tessa Thompson on varied dreams and effecting change" .
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
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Publisher: e-artnow sro
The fall of 2016 saw the release of the widely popular First World War video game Battlefield 1. Upon the game's initial announcement and following its subsequent release, Battlefield 1 became the target of an online racist backlash that targeted the game's inclusion of soldiers of color. Across social media and online communities, players loudly proclaimed the historical inaccuracy of black soldiers in the game and called for changes to be made that correct what they considered to be a mistake that was influenced by a supposed political agenda. Through the introduction of the theoretical framework of the ‘White Mythic Space’, this book seeks to investigate the reasons behind the racist rejection of soldiers of color by Battlefield 1 players in order to answer the question: Why do individuals reject the presence of people of African descent in popular representations of history?
... attracted ire from parts of the fan community who objected to the casting of black actors as Heimdall (played by Idris Elba) and Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson), both traditionally depicted as white in the source material.
Author: Stefan Aguirre Quiroga
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG