Amy Sherman-Palladino Takes Criticism To Heart And Diversifies Bunheads
By Alex Cranz
Remember when we all had to give Amy Sherman-Palladino major side eye for how she handled Shonda Rhime’s critique that her show was too white?
It pained me more than her hats guys. And those hats are pretty awfully.
But she must have realized she was maybe being a little jerky or maybe she just felt like making some cast changes because why not. Either way the second half of the thus far lily-white show will introduce a non-incestuous super close sister brother pair (as a sister who is super close with her brother I’m delighted by this chance for mainstream television to move AWAY from the incest because that was gettin’ creepy y’all).
Not only does this mean more male dancers on the show, but the casting call is limited only to actors of color.
This news coupled with the show’s wonderfully Lynchian mid-season finale featuring the macing of an entire ballet company, an ode to Dead Poet’s Society and a series of dream sequences that could have come straight from Mulholland Drive has me stoked. It looks like the show could finally be pulling away from its current place as Gilmore Girls light and become something new (and hopefully full of more dream sequences).