On Race and Exodus: Gods and Kings

Sharona Lin

Founder and editor-in-chief of Pop Culture-y. Also writes, works in the public service and watches a lot of TV. Graduated RMIT with a Bachelor of Communications in 2014.

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  1. Dee says:

    Noah co-starred Jennifer Connelly, whose mother was Jewish, and Logan Lerman, who is 100% Jewish. Surely they can play Old Testament characters.

    • Sharona Lin says:

      Definitely fair enough – Jewishness in Hollywood is definitely a vexed issue. I guess the issue was that the filmmakers didn’t include anyone who looked non-white at all – in order to not break the audience’s suspension of disbelief, I think? In any case, it was a bit disingenuous of the Noah filmmakers to simply not bother with any people of colour at all. But yes, you’re definitely right – I didn’t mean to erase Jennifer Connelly’s or Logan Lerman’s Jewishness!

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