Over the last few years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made an effort to increase its representation of minorities. Moon Knight, released on Disney+ in March, became the first MCU project to feature a Jewish superhero.
The world of Bridgerton, with its focus on gossip and knowledge, is very reminiscent of the Jewish dating scene in the Orthodox world.
In Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero, writer E. Lockhart and artist Manuel Preitano make the case for Jewish guilt with DC Comics’ first Jewish superhero in nearly 20 years.
In the Heights is a love letter to Washington Heights, an upper Manhattan neighborhood that is home to a large Dominican and Puerto Rican population.
Repetition mixed with monotony is not usually high up on Hollywood’s list of project themes, which is why Hulu’s Palm Springs was such a delightful surprise. The film stars Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) as two apathetic California wedding guests who get stuck in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, forcing them to relive the couple’s special day over and over again. For a film that was shot in pre-coronavirus times, Palm Springs is surprisingly relevant.