Cultural Gutter: Syfy Gets Diverse, Scifi Benefits

On The Cultural Gutter, I’m taking a look at diversity in science fiction. Specifically, Syfy Gets Diverse looks at the Syfy Channel television shows Killjoys, Dark Matter, Defiance, and The Expanse, all of which feature gender and racially diverse ensemble casts.

In a month during which the Oscars have been rightly lambasted for their frequent exclusion and diminishing of minorities and DC/Warner Brothers trumpeted their upcoming Wonder Womanmovie’s feminism by showing off Gal Gadot’s ass and talking about how her true power is her loving, nurturing personality, it’s especially refreshing to retire from the eye-rolling and concentrate on the places science fiction is getting diversity correct.

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