"It stands to reason then that part of the shock and wonder over Lupita, who is obviously and admittedly gorgeous, is that she doesn’t look even remotely white.”
That’s what “it” girling is about. We mean, well done ol’ pal, for casting her in that role, everyone needs a chance to shine and shine she did. But there are many talented Black girls around it’s just the creative industries outside of contemporary and fine art find it difficult to [cast] Black people. However [my] friend here has no such qualms. He’s neither part of the British or Hollywood film industries. He’s very much a contemporary artist. [My] biggest excitement here is that he shot a feature that has smashed it’s way into the mainstream using single camera action. All the other stuff is bleh. Our history goes as far back as Serpentine Gallery and the Turner Prize win and beyond; McQueen is an artist and a contemporary artist at that, this is why every aspect of his film is incredible to say the least. In the hands of the Classic Hollywood or Working Title types, or a novice, even, this would a very different film. Alas, [I’m] glad [my] friend made a smashing picture (surprise!?) which he’s bound to be annoyed [I] haven’t yet watched but will, soon and he’ll make more. No point having fits about “it girl” of the moment; it’s an age old tradition.