Arrow fans, are you ready for next week’s episode, “Beyond Redemption,” directed by fan-favorite Lexi Alexander? Fortunately, the woman behind such films as Green Street and Punisher: War Zone — and one of the best follows on twitter — was kind enough to sit down with Keith to talk media representation, directing superheroes, and whether she should be a permanent guest host of Hard NOC Life.
Topics covered on the show include:
- Her background as a mixed race Palestinian growing up in Germany
- Why a money-obsessed Hollywood is uninterested in telling stories for women or people of color
- Working on Punisher: War Zone and why superhero movies are always helmed by white men
- How she was approached by the producers of Arrow to direct an episode this season
- The difference between directing television and directing films
- The danger of thinking gender parity exists in television directing and how it props up the status quo
- Directing True Blood star Rutina Wesley and her introduction to the DC Universe as Lady Cop
- Why a Lexi Alexander-driven Iron Fist show — starring an Asian American lead — would be the best show on TV
- Whether or not Lexi should come back as a future guest host of the show!
All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.