The Gossip Girl Reboot Has a More Diverse Cast, but It Still Lacks Representation

The Gossip Girl Reboot Has a More Diverse Cast, but It Still Lacks Representation
The original Gossip Girl is my jam. I remember tuning in every week to watch rich teenagers do whatever the hell they wanted. Whether it was underage drinking or cheating on the SATs, I loved every second of it. I was fascinated by "the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite," since it was nothing like my public high school life. I really appreciated the hour of escapism I got every week when there was a new episode.

Despite all of the scandal, sex, and elitism, there was something that couldn't go unnoticed: the all-white leads. Yes, there were supporting and guest roles of color like Blair's minions, Kati and Izzy, and Dan's best friend, Vanessa. But the majority of the cast was as caucasian as caucasian could get.

Similar to shows like Sex and the City and Friends, Gossip Girl also followed the path of not having a cast that reflected
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