ByAriel Jones, writer at
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Movies these days range from an hour and a half to two hours, but how would you like a movie that lasts only a mere 11 seconds?

"Whoa! That's not a movie," you may say... and you'd be right.

Representation is very important in our image-driven society. But, how can we be a true melting pot of diversity if all of the citizens who reside in our homeland are not properly represented - or even found in a theater near you?

That's where actor/director Dylan Marron comes to the scene with some "SMH" observations. Born as a Venezuelan-American, Dylan was told right off the bat that people "like him" wouldn't get too many parts. Of course, this didn't sit well with Marron, and so began the edits. He edited out dialogue from Caucasians in some of the most popular movies to help bring up the point that people of ethnically diverse backgrounds get comparatively little to say in the script, and how, especially in 2015, this is unacceptable.

Take a look at his findings and see just how long (hint: not too long) the films would be if they cut out the lines purely said by non-white characters:


What? And he get's smacked in the face? Um, no.

The Fault in Our Stars

The doc's in... but not for long.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Well, okay.

What do you think, guys?

Source: Dylan Marron's YouTube


Can Hollywood do better at representing people of color? Should they do better?


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