Entertainment ‘Silicon Valley’ Creators on Lack of Diversity: ‘The World We’re Depicting Is F–ed Up’

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  1. DDragon

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    The cast and executive producers of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” appeared at SXSW on Saturday for a raucous panel that previewed two scenes from the Season 3 premiere and gave fans insight into how the tech-based comedy is made.

    During the panel, exec producer Alec Berg addressed criticism about the show’s lack of diverse casting, pointing out that the industry the show is portraying is predominantly whitewashed and male-dominated.

    “The first season, we got a lot of flack — some of it deservedly so — about how male and white the makeup of the show was, but we’re also satirizing a real world,” he said. “That real world, the people who do what our guys do, are 87% male. Venture capitalists at the partner level are 96% male and white, so the world we’re depicting is every bit as off-kilter as our show is.”

    He recalled a conversation he had with a female friend in the tech industry who took issue with some of the shots that were filmed at TechCrunch Disrupt — utilizing real members of the audience for crowd footage. “She called me and said, ‘Let me tell you what’s wrong with your show: Those crowd shots were absurd, you didn’t put any women in there.’ And I had to tell her those are real shots from the real place and we didn’t frame women out.”

    While art may be imitating life, Berg also noted, “that is an ongoing discussion; the world we’re depicting is f—ed up, but do we have the responsibility to make the gender and racial balance on our show ideal when the world we’re depicting isn’t?”

    An audience member later asked about the show’s diversity behind the camera, and Berg insisted that the show is attempting to correct that imbalance off-screen.

    “I don’t know the exact percentages offhand, but I think we’ve done a mildly decent job of hiring writers of color, female writers. Fifty percent of the outside directors we’ve hired have been women,” he said. “We’re not there yet, but I swear to you, we’re trying.”

    http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/sil...hite-male-cast-directors-season-3-1201728764/
     
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    They had a dot and a chink in the cast, how is that not diverse?
     
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    Diversity is code word for black involvement.
     
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    That's perfect.

    Don't like the casting? Don't watch. Problem solved.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    You know where you get a lot of Indians on TV? INDIA.

    You know where you get a lot of Asians on TV shows? ASIA
     
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    How about black people make a show with only black people playing computers engineers in Silicon Valley.

    I mean what is stoping them?
     
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    I guess you missed the Academy Awards. White people.
     
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    I love this show. Urlack rules. And the chick in the show is smokin hot.
     
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    Asked and answered counselor. :up:
     
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    It could be because many blacks do not pursue technical degrees, its not that the world is fucked up.
     
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    Nope. It's racism.
     
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    Don't matter. If they had a token the "urbans" would be bitchin that the show has an bougie Uncle Tom.
     
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    This is an OUTRAGE! I won't rest until at least half the cast are purple transexual/queer/intersex people!
     
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    This racism and sexism must end!

    It's time people become open-minded and tolerant enough to accept the fact that while everyone contributes to society it's the white males who are the most powerful engines in American society.
     
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    Don't the show the bitches doing a fine job cleaning the restrooms and break room?
     
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    no Trans gender
     
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    whenever a Hollywood production wants to make its product more diverse, they usually just give a token role to Donald Glover. One where he is elevated as the most intelligent, without having to achieve that intelligence through scholastic endeavors that involves help from a white person, or if he's in a movie about male strippers he's the stripper that just sings & doesn't demean himself like the evil whites
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    he's the go to token black guy
     
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    Top companies in Silicon Valley succeed and stay top of their game by hiring the brightest and hardest working employees - why would you put your company at risk by getting into that diversity nonsense.
     
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    Honestly I hate when people criticize shit like this. There is NOTHING stopping ANYONE from entering into the tech field. No one is forcing women or other groups of people to NOT enter it. That is their choice.


    Look at that smug sweaty feminist.... makes me sick.

    It's like... what do people want to happen? Give people jobs that they don't deserve for the sake of it? Dummies.
     
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