I'd like to interrupt The Bilerico Project's unofficial mission of being All Gay All the Time (well, at least when I post) to talk about race for a few minutes. While I wanted to spend most of this month macrameing friendship bracelets for Zac Efron, I instead have been preoccupied with the brouhaha surrounding the big-screen, live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series, The Last Airbender, which is being helmed by M. Night Shyamalan.
But to understand the butthole nature of this whole thing (hey, subtlety has never been my strong suit), we have to go back to a movie that was released in 2008. Here, then, is a monologue I recently performed at a Thai-American literary event, which breaks down everything you need to know about Hollywood's ongoing race problem. Watch: