After getting some flack for a rather homogenous cover of white actresses last year, Vanity Fair's new Hollywood issue is mixing things up. There are 1.5 African-Americans on the cover! That's up from .25 African-Americans last year.
This year's cover (click on it to expand), which was shot by Norman Jean Roy, features a bunch of the typical Oscar season suspects. It also includes The Hurt Locker (wasn't that movie nominated last year?) star Anthony Mackie and The Social Network bit player and showbiz legacy Rashida Jones, the daughter of actress Peggy Lipton and record mogul Quincy Jones. Last year the only person of color was Rebecca Hall, whose mother is half African-American.
But VF didn't stop there. No, the mag also included an old guy (Robert Duvall), a Canadian (Ryan Reynolds), a gay (if you count James Franco), and a Swede (Noomi Rapace). A Swede is a minority, right? But we shouldn't complain, at least there's isn't an old, dead lady or a Kennedy in the bunch.
From left to right, the lineup is: Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde (Tron and House), Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Robert Duvall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (My Fantasies), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network and the new Spider-Man), Rashida Jones, Garrett Hedlund (Tron and Country Strong), and Noomi Rapace (some Swedish stuff).