Luther isn’t “Authentic” to the black experience
BBC diversity chief Miranda Wayland has said that the Idris Elba series Luther lacks authenticity.
When [‘Luther’] first came out everybody loved the fact that Idris Elba was in there — a really strong, Black character lead. We all fell in love with him. Who didn’t, right? But after you got into about the second series you got kind of like, ‘OK, he doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic.”
Wayland continued, “It’s great having those big landmark shows with those key characters, but it’s about making sure everything around them, their environment, their culture, the set is absolutely reflective. It will be very much about how can we make sure that this program is authentic in terms of the storytelling.”
I’m not sure that the Caribbean food part of it all is necessarily a requisite, but there’s merit to what she’s talking about here. Of course, this sparked outrage from people (particularly one Daily Mail columnist). Because it’s 2021 and people need their outrage.
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