Whitewashing in Hollywood movies is pervasive and unnecessary. Whitewashing is when an ethnic or minority character is played by a white actor. In the Marvel Comics original Doctor Strange story, the character of the Ancient One is Tibetan, but is played in the movie by white British actress Tilda Swinton. A good research paper topic is to write about the causes of Hollywood whitewashing.
The Doctor Strange story is about Stephen Strange, played by heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch, an ego-driven former neurosurgeon who becomes injured and goes to Kathmandu to learn the mystic arts from a powerful 500-year-old immortal sorcerer called the Ancient One. Read more