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Leaked Photos of ‘Pocahontas’ Film Starring Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom

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Outrage over another minority role going to a white actor has begun after photos leaked from the new Fox Searchlight production of Lewis & Clark: Making America Great For the First Time starring Orlando Bloom as “Lewis” and Katy Perry as his Native American guide and confidant “Pocahontas “.

orlando and katy

Hollywood has taken some heat of late for giving roles of famous non-whites from history to actors considered to be “very white”.  In 2014 20th Century Fox cast two caucasian British actors as Moses and the Pharoah Ramses in Exodus: Gods and Kings.  In 2015 Sony & Colombia pictures cast arguably the whitest woman on the planet (Emma Stone) to play a character clearly written as a mixed race Hawaiin in Aloha.  Now Matt Damon (Emma Stone with a penis) is staring in a Chinese movie called The Great Wall,

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The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon

The ‘white hero’ headlining a movie about China prompted Chinese American actress Constance Wu to write, “We have to stop perpetuating the racist myth that [only a] white man can save the world.  Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon. They look like Malala. Ghandi. Mandela.

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This is the famous scene when Lewis & Clark arrive on the shore of the Knife River.  Now an Indian Villages National Historic Site

Anonymous sources at 2oth Century Fox have come forward to defend their film saying the rumors that Katy Perry is playing ‘Pocahantas‘ are untrue, “In fact, in the movie she will be referred to as ‘Sacagawea‘ in order to make the film as authentic as possible,” studio sources say.

orlando back

Here they are bravely paddling up the mighty Mississip’, as they called it in 1804.

White actors filling the roles of minorities is of course nothing new in Hollywood, here are 100 other examples from movie history.  The excuse that white actors simply ‘bring in more money to large studio films’ is quickly fading from reality.  That reasoning is not only shallow, it simply doesn’t hold water.  You can read all about it The Atlantic: Hollywood Has No Business Case for Booking All-White Casts.  Even if white actors did bring in more money, that is hardly a good reason for studios to whitewash historical representations.

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Here is the scene where Lewis scouts for natives to trade with

Lewis & Clark: Making America Great For the First Time (new working title) has no set release date yet, but director Ridley Scott is rumored to be very excited about this new project.  Filming on the Italian set is scheduled to continue throughout the summer.

orlando katy snorkel

In this iconic scene, ‘Sacagawea’ carefully sets up a beaver trap

All photos of the production were first published on   And half of the information in this ‘article’ was made up.  Aloha

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  1. Mike Talley
    August 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    The reason it’s called “acting” is because the actor is playing a role that is not who they are in real life……..

  2. jmundstuk
    August 5, 2016 at 11:55 am

    And yet, why not find a native American actor for a native American role? How about a white actor playing MLK or Malcolm X, using your definition, that’s fine.