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A) That’s not Angelina as Cleopatra, it’s Olympias the mother of Alexander the Great.

B) I’m not holding my breath for the movie to get made, it’s been rumoured for almost a decade now.

and C) That would be because she’s of largely Macedonian descent with a small amount of Persian.

The Ptolemies were in fact Macedonian Greek, which makes Cleopatra approximately as Egyptian as Elizabeth Taylor. The word ‘honey skinned’ recurs in descriptions of her relatives and would presumably applied to hers as well, despite the inexactitudes surrounding her mother and paternal grandmother. There was certainly Persian blood in the family, but even an Egyptian mistress is a rarity among the Ptolemies. She was not dark skinned.

Cleopatra, A Life - Stacy Schiff

So having someone of African descent or who had very dark skin play her would be historically inaccurate. It would be like having someone who was Chinese playing Elizabeth I. 

God bless, tiny-librarian.

That screenshot is from a film that’s at least ten years old


Anonymous asked:

so... are you for feminism or against or somewhere in the middle?

I’m not against the idea of feminism in any way. I believe everyone should have equal rights and everyone should be treated fairly and with kindness. What I am against is the absolute toxic idea that femblr extremism has turned the movement into. 

I assume you’re asking this based off my reblogs of anti-sjw stuff. I’m not against equality by any means, I just refuse to believe that the hypocritical and vile mindset of internet activists.

I’m not anti-equality or anything like that. I believe that everyone should be focused on helping people that need it. I don’t like that internet social justice has become not only a contest to one up other people in how oppressed one group is over another or how awful and stupid white people are, but that it’s just gotten to the point that if you don’t agree with this mindset we have, then you are literally lower than shit.

Hate breeds hate.

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