The first requirement includes hiring “at least one of the lead actors or significant supporting actors” that belongs to a marginalized population…
Similarly, 30% or fewer “secondary or more minor roles” must be occupied by women, people in the LGBTQ+ community, or a racial or ethnic group, as well as those with cognitive or physical difficulties, or who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The first standard also requires that storylines focus on the same underrepresented groups.
Can anyone think of another “marginalized population” or “underrepresented group”?
One glaringly obvious one comes to mind: smokers.
Smokers everywhere in the world.
So in all new movies at least one leading actor will need to be a smoker. And several minor roles must also be smokers. And the plot should be about the exclusion and persecution of smokers.
Possible storyline: Several dozen smokers are sitting in a bar with beer and cigarettes when a bunch of Tobacco Control killjoys come in and put up No Smoking signs. The expelled smokers start dying of cold, exposure, etc, but nevertheless resolutely resist and carry on smoking anyway. A global smokers’ movement grows up all over the world, and eventually defeats Tobacco Control, imprisoning all the killjoys on a remote island. Everyone lives happily ever after.
Something along those lines, anyway…
Lead actor should be Humphrey Bogart. Lead actress Lauren Bacall. Set in Rick’s Bar in Casablanca.