El Presidente here, reporting from deep inside the jungles of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, surrounded by a community of friendly and intelligent chimpanzees. Why? Because this news will make you go bananas!
Judy Greer, who embodies the communist spirit by happily playing the supporting role in dozens and movies and television shows such as Two and a Half Men, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Big Bang Theory, was announced as having one of the lead female roles in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie: Cornelia. The news comes courtesy of Ain't It Cool News, a website as famous for its industry credited trade scoops as it is for its cutting edge 1997 web design. Greer will play an ape in the movie, leading many to criticize the choice as "speciesist."
Comrades, as much as I love Judy Greer, this is a clear cut case of humanwashing. Why couldn't 20th Century Fox have cast a real ape in this role? Sure, a real ape could potentially go crazy at any moment and eat the faces of the other actors on set, and there is the whole feces-flinging problem, but is that really an excuse to have a human woman put on "ape-face" and offensively portray a member of another species?
As I once said, according to Wikipedia, one of the most just battles that must be fought, a battle that must be emphasized more and more, which I might call the fourth battle—the battle to end special discrimination at work centers. I repeat: the battle to end special discrimination at work centers. Of all the forms of special discrimination the worst is the one that limits the simian Cuban's access to jobs on movie sets.
Despite pressure from the geek community, which will take any excuse for righteous indignation, regardless of how ridiculous it is, Fox seems to be forging ahead with its all-human cast. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set for a May, 2014 release.