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‘Tiny Detectives’ starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara is the ‘True Detective’ we need
Thanks to a new Funny or Die video, however, the Internet can imagine what it might have been like if two actresses were cast.
When HBO announced that the second season of True Detective would star yet another pair of white men—in this case, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell—the Internet was predictably disappointed. This tweet from an anti-feminism parody account sums up one of the most common complaints:
i don’t need fesmism i am so happy to hear the casting news for True Detective it is about time white men were the protagonists for once
— WomanAgainstFeminism (@NoToFeminism) September 24, 2014
In short, the casting decision was less than inspirational, particularly from a series that received such fervent attention during and after its debut season.
Thanks to a new Funny or Die video, however, the Internet can imagine what it might have been like if two actresses who are short in stature but tall in talent were cast as the leads for True Detective season 2. These “Tiny Detectives” aren’t the heroes HBO wants, but they are the heroes the Internet deserves.
Screenshot via Funny or Die
Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.