"It took one woman sitting down to make a nation stand up" ROSA: The Movie, dir. Roland Emmerich (Stonewall, Moon 44) pic.twitter.com/MM3ZcOTYYF-- Roland Emmerich (@RolandMovies) September 23, 2015
Now, I'm not typically a fan of Twitter parody accounts, but the brand new @RolandMovies feed, which brilliantly "recasts" white celebrities in POC "biopics," is undoubtedly the best thing the Internet's spat out in a while.
A reference to the controversy director Roland Emmerich has kicked off with his gay rights movie Stonewall, which attempts to replace the transwomen of color who started the riots with a, uh, "straight-acting" white boy -- it's a hilarious and sharp-tongued critique of the erasure many POC face when it comes to their participation in landmark events. Well done, web, well done.
Check out a few of our favorites below.